2012 Minutes

January 23

Henderson State University Assessment Team 
Meeting Minutes 
Dawson Room, 4:00 p.m. 
January 23, 2012

Present: Debra Coventry, Stephanie Elder, Chad Fielding, Lecia Franklin, Bernie Hellums, Margaret Hoskins, Lenette Jones, Pam Ligon, Ginger Otwell, Brett Serviss, Philip Schroeder, Blake Smith, Karen Spradlin, Wrenette Tedder, and Bob Yehl 

Absent: Vernon Miles, Joyce Shepherd 

Next Meeting: January 30, 2012 

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Chair Phillip Schroeder called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m. Stephanie Elder was introduced as the newest Team member. Stephanie is representing the Graduate School and is working toward her MLA. 

Assessment Website. Brett Serviss informed the Team that the assessment web site is complete. Brett will link examples of model rubrics at a later date. Brett asked the Team to review their bios to ensure they are correct. Penny Murphy is working on providing the background for the site. The Team thanked Brett for serving as web master and creating the assessment page. Phillip encouraged the members to familiarize themselves with the site and its content. 

February Newsletter. The February Assessment Brief will be sent out campus wide shortly. New contributors include an article by Elaine Kneebone, Jennifer Holbrook, and Teachers College, Henderson. 

Academic and Administrative Assessment Awards. Utilizing the Assessment Award Rubric, the Team voted on an outstanding academic and non-academic unit to recognize. The recipients will be announced at a later date. 

OLD BUSINESS
Assessment publicity for the HLC visitation: mock forum, table tents, student organizations, unit contact, public relations, et al. Chad Fielding played a song from his phone that the Office of Public Relations and Gray Sky Music prepared to assist in learning the university mission statement. The Ra Ra Committee has created buttons and will provide other items to assist with publicizing the upcoming HLC accreditation site visit. 

Brett remarked that Faculty Senate will meet one more time prior to the arrival of the HLC team should Phillip or Wrenette wish to address them. The Team concluded that Brett should announce the Team’s new website during the Senate’s February meeting. 

University Assessment Plan to the Board of Trustees. Due to Dr. Mile’s absence, no report was given. Wrenette will remind him to present the Plan to the Board. 

NEW BUSINESS
Assessment Team Meetings. The Team agreed to meet weekly through February 13, 2012. 

OTHER BUSINESS
Each member is asked to contact their respective areas to ensure each employee is aware of the agenda for the HLC visit February 19-22, 2012. The next scheduled meeting is set for 4:00 p.m., January 30, 2012. There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:50 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Pam Ligon, secretary

January 30

Henderson State University Assessment Team
Meeting Minutes
Dawson Room, 4:00 p.m.
January 30, 2012 

Present: Debra Coventry, Stephanie Elder, Chad Fielding, Lecia Franklin, Lenette Jones, Pam Ligon, Vernon Miles, Ginger Otwell, Brett Serviss, Philip Schroeder, Joyce Shepherd, Blake Smith, Karen Spradlin, Wrenette Tedder, and Bob Yehl

Absent: Margaret Hoskins, Bernie Hellums

Next Meeting: February 6, 2012

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Chair Phillip Schroeder called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m.

Assessment Website: our reviews and suggestions. Phillip again reminded the members to check their bios and to review the content of the website. Stephanie Elder’s appointment as a Team member and bio needs to be included.

Progress Report: Assessment Plans and Observations reviews. Wrenette has entered the reviewers’ information into the system. Both academic and non-academic units will be notified of the Team’s recommendation. Wrenette provided a scenario where a Team member utilized their feedback in a staff training session to make improvements to their area.

OLD BUSINESS:
1- to 2-minute presentations each addressing what has been done, what we are currently doing, and what you are going to do in the next 2 weeks for your Unit publicity. We can steal (borrow) from each other. A few members commented that they have conducted staff meetings to discuss what to expect during the HLC team visit, emailed their colleagues about the new web page and other pertinent information pertaining to assessment, and have received feedback. Phillip encouraged the other members to communicate with their respective areas as well. A suggestion was also made to purchase “Henderson Welcomes the Higher Learning Commission” banners to hang outside of Womack and the Garrison Center. Dr. Miles was asked to address the faculty one additional time prior to the site visit reminding the faculty the purpose of the visit and what to expect.

Dr. Miles briefly addressed the HLC agenda. After the site visit, Wrenette and Phillip will begin meeting with the Team in
departmental meetings. Ginger will disseminate the Assessment Brief both electronically and as a hard copy.

OTHER BUSINESS:
The next scheduled meeting is set for 4:00 p.m., February 6, 2012. There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:50 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Pam Ligon, secretary

February 6

Henderson State University Assessment Team
Meeting Minutes
Dawson Room, 4:00 p.m.
February 6, 2012 

Present: Debra Coventry, Stephanie Elder, Chad Fielding, Lecia Franklin, Bernie Hellums, Margaret Hoskins, Lenette Jones, Pam Ligon, Vernon Miles, Ginger Otwell, Brett Serviss, Philip Schroeder, Joyce Shepherd, Blake Smith, Karen Spradlin, Wrenette Tedder, and Bob Yehl

Absent: No members absent

Next Meeting: February 13, 2012

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Chair Phillip Schroeder called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m.

Assessment for the Bachelor of General Studies. Margaret Hoskins and Lenette Jones represent both the General Studies Committee as well as the Assessment Team. David Evans is the Bachelor of General Studies’ (BGS) advisor. This program continues to grow.

Newsletter. Wrenette will mail out the Assessment Brief on Wednesday.

HLC Self-Study Report Summary. Phillip assigned the Team to read the Summary prior to the HLC visit. If time is limited, he suggested focusing on Section 3.

OLD BUSINESS:
Assessment publicity. The Team mentioned various means of communiqués to inform their colleagues of the upcoming HLC visit. Banners announcing the HLC visit will be purchased and hung outside of the Garrison Center and Womack Hall.

NEW BUSINESS:
Assessment Team meeting with the HLC Review Team. The Assessment Team is scheduled to meet with HLC on Monday, February 21, 2012, at 11:15 a.m. in the Wilson Room. Phillip encouraged all members to be present. Potential questions the review team might ask were discussed. Examples of how assessment has affected campus decisions were mentioned. The Team was asked to leave their calendars free Tuesday afternoon (February 21) for
a possible follow up with the HLC Review Team.

The next scheduled meeting is set for 4:00 p.m., February 13, 2012.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:40 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Pam Ligon, secretary

March 5

Henderson State University Assessment Team
Meeting Minutes
March 5, 2012

Present:   Wrenette Tedder, Ginger Otwell, Phillip Schroeder, Bob Yehl, Brett Serviss, Bernie Hellums, Joyce Shepherd, Karen Spradlin, Debra Coventry, Dr. Vernon Miles, Stephanie Elder, and Blake Smith

Absent: Lenette Bailey-Jones, Margaret Hoskins, Pam Ligon, Chad Fielding, and Lecia Franklin

Next Meeting:  March 26, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. in the Garrison Center Dawson Room

I. Announcements
Wrenette Tedder announced the upcoming AAACL conference at Pulaski Technical College on April 12th.  She asked if anyone from the team would like to attend the conference with her.  General Education Assessment will be the topic of discussion.  Dr. Miles suggested asking members of the General Education Committee to go to the conference.

II. Discussion
Wrenette asked Dr. Miles if it would be possible to add her on the General Education Committee and to have one of the General Education Committee members sit on the Assessment Team.  

The Higher Learning Commission team did not provide much information on what will be included in their write-up of their visit.  The listed a few strengths and weaknesses and stated that the write-up will be sent prior to April 3rd.  One area that Dr. Miles feels Henderson will have to address is general education.  Dr. Miles met with Claudia Beach regarding the General Education Committee and discussed the possibility that the Assessment Team may take over the committee.  He is waiting on the report before making that decision. 

Dr. Schroeder started the discussion on transitioning some of the current Team member off of the team and bringing in new members.  Ms. Tedder stated that in the past we have had both the outgoing and the incoming members attend the meeting for a specified period so that the new members can get mentored by the outgoing members.  Dr. Miles wants to wait until the HLC report is received before any transitioning begins.

Dr. Schroeder took this opportunity to apologize for circumventing the Committee on Committees procedures in order to obtain a representative for the SGA.  He stated that his purpose for doing this was to ensure that the SGA representative would be a “hands on” member.

The Assessment Awards Luncheon is being planned for April.  Dr. Miles has been given the names of the two departments being awarded this year and will be sending them a letter inviting them to a luncheon in their honor once the date for the luncheon has been set.  Tentative dates are April 10th or April 17th in the Sun Room at 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Ms. Tedder will get with Aramark to set the meal and then notify Dr. Miles and the Team of the final arrangements.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:50 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted,

Ginger Otwell

April 9

Henderson State University Assessment Team 
Meeting Minutes 
Galloway Room, 4:00 p.m. 
April 9, 2012 

Present: Deborah Coventry, Stephanie Elder, Chad Fielding, Lecia Franklin, Bernie Hellums, Lenette Jones, Pam Ligon, Vernon Miles, Ginger Otwell, Brett Serviss, Phillip Schroeder, Joyce Shepherd, Blake Smith, Karen Spradlin, Wrenette Tedder, and Bob Yehl 

Absent: Margaret Hoskins 

Next Meeting: April 23, 2012 

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Chair Phillip Schroeder called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m. He reminded the team of the The Assessment Awards Luncheon tomorrow from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Sun Room. Educational Specialist and Financial Aid are the award winners. Wrenette Tedder informed the team of the Academy for Assessment of Student Learning. The Academy offers HLC member institutions a four-year sequence of events and interactions that are focused on student learning, targeted at accelerating and advancing efforts to assess and improve student learning, and designed to build institution-wide commitment to assessment of student learning. 

OLD BUSINESS
Assessment Team member’s service terms. There will not be a rotation in the Assessment Team membership until an assessment focus is determined for General 
Studies, the MLA program, and the Liberal Arts Core. 

NEW BUSINESS
Assessment plans identified by the HLC for concern
1. MLA Program - has an assessment plan in TracDat; however, no data has been entered into the system. Once data has been collected and entered this issue 
should be resolved. 

2. Bachelor of General Studies - Wrenette volunteered to research how other schools assess their General Studies program. 

3. Liberal Arts Core - Wrenette attended the LAC optional forum earlier today and reported that very few people attended. Dr. Beach stressed the urgency to move forward and the importance of collecting good data. The General Education Committee has requested faculty to volunteer upper level courses (junior and senior level) where students will be assessed using the oral and written rubrics. To date, less than half of the departmental units met the April 6 deadline of submitting a course for assessment of the liberal arts core. 

There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 4:55 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Pam Ligon, secretary 

September 10

Henderson State University Assessment Team
Meeting Minutes
Dawson Room, 4:00 p.m.
September 10, 2012 

Present: Debra Coventry, Lenette Jones, Pam Ligon, Ronnie Monroe, Ginger Otwell, Phillip Schroeder, Joyce Shepherd, Blake Smith, Sheryl Strother, Wrenette Tedder, and Bob Yehl

Absent: Chad Fielding, Brett Serviss, and Karen Spradlin

Guest: Dr. David Evans

Next Meeting: September 24, 2012

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Introduction of new members. Chair Phillip Schroeder called the first meeting of the semester to order at 4:00 p.m. Introductions were made of our two newest members, Dr. Ronnie Monroe and Mrs. Sheryl Strother. Ronnie replaces Bernie Hellums and represents Teachers College Henderson. Sheryl represents the Vice President for Student and External Affairs’ office. Dr. David Evans, director of the Bachelor of General Studies program, attended as a guest.

Member term limits. Phillip raised the question whether to set term limits for members. Discussion followed.

Process of choosing new members: faculty, staff, and student. Bob Yehl volunteered to investigate and clarify the Assessment Team appointment process by the Committee on Committees and report back at the next meeting.

Communication with units. Wrenette stated that 19 non-academic units failed to meet the assessment reporting deadline. She stressed the importance of the members communicating frequently with their units.

OLD BUSINESS
Assessment priorities: Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree and the Liberal Arts Core (LAC). David Evans addressed the Team and provided an update of the progress made for assessing the BGS program. Assessment members Lenette Jones, Margaret Hoskins, and Phillip Schroeder also serve on the BGS committee. Wrenette commended David and the committee’s efforts in preparing the mission statement and setting goals for the program. David informed the body that 37 students graduated from the program last spring. He and Wrenette are working on an instrument to survey recent graduates.

Debra Coventry serves on the General Education Committee and she reported on the progress of assessing the LAC. Prior to the next meeting, Wrenette will follow up with Dr. Maralyn Sommers, President Jones, and Dr. Claudia Beach and inquire of the anticipated completion timeframe.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:57 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Pam Ligon, secretary

October 8

Henderson State University Assessment Team 
Meeting Minutes 
Galloway Room, 4:00 p.m. 
October 8, 2012 


Present: Margaret Hoskins, Lenette Jones, Pam Ligon, Robbie Monroe, Ginger Otwell, Brett Serviss Joyce Shepherd, Blake Smith, Karen Spradlin, Sheryl Strother, Wrenette Tedder, Bob Yehl 

Absent: Debra Coventry, Chad Fielding, Phillip Schroeder 

Next Meeting: October 22, 2012 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 
Wrenette Tedder called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m. in the Galloway Room. Chairman Schroeder was unable to attend today’s meeting. Updates from Team representatives about communications with units. Members discussed the types of communication they have had with their units. Wrenette encouraged everyone to continue their dialogues. 
Discussion of the General Studies/Liberal Arts core assessment process. Dr. Beach will be asked to attend one of the next meetings to discuss the committee’s progress. 

OLD BUSINESS 
Discussion: Selection process for new members: faculty, staff, and student. Bob Yehl gathered former Assessment Team membership information from the Committee on Committee records. A lengthy discussion took place as to how to select future members. The team suggested that members serve three to four-year terms. A four-year term limit was most favorable. One third of the membership would rotate off beginning June 2014. A chair would be selected only after the Team identified membership. 

Assessment Committee
2003-2004 through 2012-2013 
2003-2004 
Teachers College 1 
Business 1 
Ellis College 1 
VP Academic Affairs 1 
VP Finance 1 
VP Student Services 1 
VP University Relations 1 
Office of President 1 
Graduate Student 1 Selected by Graduate dean 
Undergraduate 1 Selected by SGA 
Director of Assessment 1 (chair) 
Institutional Research 1 (ex-oficio) 
Tedder, Chair, Otwell ex-oficio, Bruce Smith (2005), Carl Stark (2005), Haroon Khan (2005), Bob Yehl (2006), Jennifer Holbrook (2005), Pam Ligon (2006), Susan Collie (2006), David Thigpen (2006), Dawn Higgs, Thomas Nichols 2004-2005 

Same makeup as 2003-2004. Lecia Franklin (2006) took Susan Collie’s place. Tisha Smith and Robert Miranda were the students. 

2005-2006 
Same makeup as 2004-2005. Haroon Khan and Jennifer Holbrook changed to (2006). Jessica Childs and Anmol Bhatia were the students. 

2006-2007 
Same makeup as 2005-2006. Ron Dewlen (2007), Karen Spradlin (2007), Flora Weeks (2007) added. Bruce Smith, Jennifer Holbrook off. All others changed to (2007). Anmahl and Kathryn Woodall were the students. 

2007-2008 
Same makeup as 2006-2007. Patricia Weaver, Margaret Hoskins, Phillip Schroeder on. Lecia Franklin, Pam Ligon, Karen Spradlin, Flora Weeks, Bob Yehl, Wrenette Tedder, Ginger Otwell carried over. All dates removed from terms. Terri Boone and Lauren Larey were the students. 

2008-2009 
Same makeup as 2007-2008. Bernie Hellums, Nathan Campbell, and David Thigpen on. Weaver, Hoskins, and Weeks off. Committee members, Schroeder, Yehl, Franklin, Ligon, Spradlin carried over. Megan Harness and Lauren Watters were listed as students. Phillip Schroeder listed as chair. Brett Serviss added to replace Jane Dunn. 

2009-2010 
“Committee appointments for 2009-2010 will not change. Changes to the university committee structure could occur following review by the Strategic Planning Council.” 

2010-2011 
First time noted that there will be a representative from VP for External Affairs instead of VP for University Relations. First time: three faculty members selected by the Ellis College dean. And, “A chair person is elected from within the Assessment Committee. If the chair position is vacant, an initial meeting will be called by the Director of Assessment to elect one. If a faculty member is elected, an additional faculty member is appointed from that respective school.” Chair, Phillip Schroeder. Other members (no term dates): Tedder, Otwell, Hellums, Margaret Hoskins, Brett Serviss, Deborah Coventry, Joyce Shepherd, Yehl, Franklin, Ligon, Spradlin, Lynette Bailey. Students: Hope Warner and Jeff Bailey 
(Chad Fielding not listed.) 

2011-2012 
Same makeup as 2010-2011. Same representatives as 2010-2011 except Keri Burkman and Blake Smith are the students on the committee. No dates for terms. 

2012-2013 
Same makeup as 2011-2012. Ronnie Monroe for Hellums. Sheryl Strother and Chad Fielding appear on committee list. Blake Smith and a grad student TBD. All other reps carried over. No dates for terms. 

NEW BUSINESS
Discussion of the Assessment Team Chair position. The Team unanimously recommended Phillip Schroeder to continue serving as chair for another year with the option of extension. He has served admirably as both leader and chair. Wrenette will convey the Team’s wishes. 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:45p.m. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Pam Ligon, secretary

October 22

Henderson State University Assessment Team 
Meeting Minutes 
Galloway Room, 4:00 p.m. 
October 22, 2012 

 

Present: Debra Coventry, Chad Fielding, Margaret Hoskins, Lenette Jones, Pam Ligon, Robbie Monroe, Phillip Schroeder, Brett Serviss Joyce Shepherd, Blake Smith, Karen Spradlin, Sheryl Strother, Wrenette Tedder, Bob Yehl 

Absent: Lecia Franklin, Lenette Jones, Ginger Otwell, Margaret Hoskins 

Guests: Claudia Beach, Troy Bray, Nathan Campbell, Steve Carter, Dana Horn, Anita Williams 

Next Meeting: November 5, 2012 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 
Assessment Awards evaluations: Wrenette will send out the 7 academic and non-academic unit plans for the Team’s review and evaluation. Scoring will be done electronically. 
Status of the update for the A-Team member selection process and term appointments (for Elaine Kneebone’s approval): Bob and Phillip will meet to determine the Team member selection process for Committee on Committees. Their recommendation will be presented during the November 5 meeting. Dates for training new A-Team members (everyone will be invited!): Wrenette reserved the faculty training room in Evans for new member orientation. Training dates are schedule for November 6 (3 pm – 4:30 pm), November 7 (3 pm – 4:30 pm), and November 12 (3 pm – 4:30 pm). 

OLD BUSINESS 
Discussion: General Studies/Liberal Arts Core assessment, preparing for the HLC Progress Report: Looking for a means to quickly establish a credible evaluation process for 
credible information to use within the curriculum. The university has a short window established by HLC to have a process in order. Dr. Claudia Beach, assessment chair for the Liberal Arts Core component, along with several committee members, informed the Team of their progress. A rubric has been prepared for the oral and written communication skills. Limited data was collected. The quantitative reasoning skills rubric is near completion. Phillip and Claudia will speak to Faculty Senate on November 7 to inform the faculty of the need for data. Wrenette invited the Team to attend the Arkansas Association for the Assessment of Collegiate Learning (AAACL) fall workshop on November 13, 2012 at Harding University in Searcy, AR. Amber Holloway from the Higher Learning Commission is the guest speaker and she will discuss "The Centrality of Student Learning: Looking at Assessment in 2013 and Beyond." She will look at assessment as it relates to the new criteria, with sessions focused on: 
1) The broad state of assessment--what's happening with the Criteria and what's happening on individual campuses? What impact have we had on student learning as a result of assessing? (Criterion 4) 
2) General education--what is it and how is it changing? What does the "general" in general 
education even mean anymore? (Criterion 3) 
3) Quality and educational excellence--how is it defined, and what are the measures and 
indicators? (Criteria 4 & 5) 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:55 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Pam Ligon, secretary

November 5

Henderson State University Assessment Team 
Meeting Minutes 
Galloway Room, 4:00 p.m. 
November 5, 2012 

Present: Debra Coventry, Lecia Franklin, Pam Ligon, Ronnie Monroe, Ginger Otwell, Phillip Schroeder, Brett Serviss, Blake Smith, Karen Spradlin, Sheryl Strother, Joyce Shepherd, Wrenette Tedder, and Bob Yehl 

Absent: Margaret Hoskins, Chad Fielding, and Lenette Jones 

Next Meeting: November 19, 2012 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 
Assessment Awards nominee information – Wrenette will send out, electronically, the evaluation instructions, rubric, and the academic and non-academic units to be evaluated. Each Team member has until Monday, November 19, to complete their ratings. No unit can win two consecutive years. Dr. Beach will communicate to the campus that all three rubrics will be utilized this semester for the general education assessment. 

A-Team representatives contacting units. The group was encouraged to reach out and assist those units which have not submitted any assessment data to TracDat. 

OLD BUSINESS
Proposal for choosing-Team members and length of term appointments. Bob Yehl and Phillip Schroeder discussed the process for term limits. Two academic and two non-academic members will rotate off each year with the term ending in May. 

Karen Spradlin 2013 
Phillip Schroeder 2013 
Blake Smith 2013 
Karen Spradlin 2013 
Margaret Hoskins 2014 
Lenette Jones 2014 
Pam Ligon 2014 
Joyce Shepherd 2014 
Debra Coventry 2015 
Chad Fielding 2015 
Brett Serviss 2015 
Bob Yehl 2015 
Ronnie Monroe 2016 
Sheryl Strother 2016 

Revisit General Education core assessment, preparing for the November 14 meeting. Wrenette and Phillip will be attending a meeting with Dr. Maralyn Sommer and the deans to discuss how to collect assessment data in junior and senior-level classes.
Helping academic units with General Education assessment. The Proficiency Profile, a computer-based, standardized test, will be administered to classes and will assess general education skills. There is still a need for senior-level data. 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:55 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Pam Ligon, secretary 

November 19

Henderson State University Assessment Team 
Meeting Minutes 
Galloway Room, 4:00 p.m. 
November 19, 2012 

Present: Debra Coventry, Margaret Hoskins, Pam Ligon, Ronnie Monroe, Blake Smith, Karen Spradlin, Phillip Schroeder, Brett Serviss, Wrenette Tedder, and Bob Yehl 

Absent: Chad Fielding, Ginger Otwell, and Joyce Shepherd 

Next Meeting: January 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 
Assessment Awards: Academic and Administrative. The deadline for reviewing the top assessment units will be extended to Friday, November 30, at 5:00 p.m. Wrenette will notify the membership of the units to review. 

Need to review academic unit evaluation deadline. For budgeting purposes, the Team was asked to consider a cycle change for academic units. If approved, academic units will use the spring, summer, and fall as their assessment cycle and report back the following spring. 

Phillip asked each representative to communicate with their units to determine the timeline which works best and report back. Nonacademic units may not choose to change. 

A subcommittee comprised of Debra Coventry, Bob Yehl, Pam Ligon, Joyce Shepherd, and Wrenette Tedder, was charged with assessing the Assessment Committee. Wrenette will provide access to TracDat. 

AAACL Conference report – Ginger Otwell, Karen Spradlin, Sheryl Strother, Wrenette Tedder, and Pam Ligon traveled to Harding University on November 13, 2012 to attend the Arkansas Association for the Assessment of Collegiate Learning (AAACL) fall workshop. Amber Holloway from the Higher Learning Commission was guest speaker. She spoke on “The Centrality of Student Learning: Looking at Assessment in 2013 and Beyond." She discussed how assessment relates to the new criteria, with sessions focused on: 

1) The broad state of assessment--what's happening with the Criteria and what's happening on individual campuses? What impact have we had on student learning as a result of assessing? (Criterion 4) 
2) General education--what is it and how is it changing? What does the "general" in general education even mean anymore? (Criterion 3) 

3) Quality and educational excellence--how is it defined, and what are the measures and indicators? (Criteria 4 & 5) 

The spring conference will be held March 27, 2013, on UALR’s campus. Dr. Peter Ewell, a nationally known speaker on assessment, will present as the plenary "Assessing Assessment: A Look at the National Picture and at Your Own Program." He will also present a breakout after lunch called "Assessment Basics" for those who are relatively new to assessment. 

Vacancies. Blake Smith will graduate in December. The Team will need to find an undergraduate and graduate student to fill vacancies. 

OLD BUSINESS
Assisting academic units with General Education assessment – guidelines or instruction sheet . Debra suggested that the three general education goals be linked to the university’s goals. She also stressed the need to match the language used to that in TracDat. 

A committee was formed to address the language used in TracDat is consistent with assessment language throughout campus. Brett Serviss, Debra Coventry, and Ronnie Monroe volunteered to serve. 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 5:55 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Pam Ligon, secretary 

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