March 11, 2013 minutes

Henderson State University Assessment Team
Meeting Minutes
Dawson Room, 4:00 p.m.
March 11, 2013

Present: Sidney Chandler, Deb Coventry, Margaret Hoskins, Pam Ligon, Karen Spradlin, Phillip Schroeder, Brett Serviss, Joyce Shepherd, Sheryl Strother, Wrenette Tedder, Bob Yehl, Lynette Jones and Ginger Otwell

Absent: Ronnie Monroe, Blake Smith, and Chad Fielding

Guests: David Evans, Director, Bachelor General Studies

Next Meeting: April 1, 2013

Meeting called to order 4:00 p.m. by Phillip Schroeder.

The Assessment Awards luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 12:15 pm (location to be determined).  Wrenette Tedder reported that her meeting with the General Education Committee was rescheduled so the teams discussion regarding the General Education Assessment was postponed.  Phillip indicated that Claire Howard has been identified as a possible replacement for Blake Smith (undergraduate representative). We are waiting approval from Student Government Association on this candidate.  Articles for the newsletter were due March 1, 2013. If you were to submit an article please do as soon as possible.

Old Business:
Dr. David Evans gave a report on the plans for the General Education Assessment Plan which includes requesting a writing sample from students which will be evaluated by the Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) committee. Dr. Evans also discussed a proposal for the collection of a portfolio of materials to include writing samples as well as major proficiency profile exam which can also be evaluated for assessment. Dr. Evans discussed with the team suggestions to encourage students to take the MPP exam as well as submit writing sample as well as other possible ways to gather information that can be used for assessment.

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 4:48 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Lecia Franklin 

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