October 10, 2011 minutes
Henderson State University Assessment Team
Dawson Room, 4:00 p.m.
October 10, 2011
Present: Debra Coventry, Lecia Franklin, Bernie Hellums, Lenette Jones, Pam Ligon, Vernon Miles, Brett Serviss, Phillip Schroeder, Joyce Shepherd, Karen Spradlin, Bob Yehl Absent: Chad Fielding, Margaret Hoskins, Ginger Otwell, Wrenette Tedder, Blake Smith
Next Meeting: October 24, 2011
Chair Phillip Schroeder called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m. Newsletter: new issue and articles for February (due January 27). Phillip
Schroeder, Wrenette Tedder, Lenette Jones, and Vernon Miles will each submit an article for the February newsletter. Submission deadline is January 27. Phillip will ask Jennifer Holbrook and Elaine Kneebone to contribute a short article as well. Jennifer
will be asked to provide her insight on the administrative end of the self-study and Elaine for the legal aspect.
Update on the University Assessment Plan. Dr. Miles reported that the University Assessment Plan is ready to be presented to the Faculty Senate and Board of Trustees. Both entities are scheduled to meet in November.
The October 7, 2011, Assessment Team Handbook Committee Minutes were distributed. The Committee suggested a link to the University Assessment Team be made available on Henderson’s home page. The work of the Committee is an expanded, modified, version that Margaret, Hope, and Wrenette worked on in the spring. Dr. Miles suggested that the current Assessment Newsletter be viewable with
the previous issues archived. He also inquired if the focus visit (2007) would be included. Phillip suggested the Assessment Team Handbook be renamed Assessment Team webpage. The Committee will meet again October 21.
Approval of the Assessment Plan for the Assessment Team. The revised Assessment Plan for the Team was distributed. Several minor revisions were offered. The updated version will be provided to the Team for their approval. Time-Line for Assessment Awards. Tabled to move on administrative units due to Wrenette’s absence. Initiating Assessment Award process for an Academic Unit. Discussion followed
on how to initiate the award process. The Team suggested utilizing the Selection Rubric for the Assessment Award.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 5:00 p.m.
Pam Ligon, secretary