April 9, 2012 minutes

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

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.

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.

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 

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