April 1, 2013 minutes

Henderson State University Assessment Team
Meeting Minutes
Dawson Room, 4:00 p.m.
April 1, 2013

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

Absent: Margaret Hoskins, Blake Smith, Lynette Jones, and Chad Fielding

Next Meeting: April 1, 2013

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

Assessment Awards Luncheon
Dr. Schroder announced that the assessment awards luncheon is being held in the Garrison Center Sun Room on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. All team members are encouraged to attend if able.

AAACL Conference Report
A summary and highlights of the AAACL conference held on March 27 on the UALR campus was given by the Wrenette Tedder, Director of Assessment and several team members who attended this meeting. Guest speaker at the conference was Peter Ewell.

Status Reports- MLA, GEĀ and BGS Assessment
MLA-MLA has an assessment plan, has collected data and has developed a rubric; however, they have a low number of graduates. Wrenette Tedder, Director of Assessment will contact MLA Director for a status update on data collection.

GE-Deb Coventry reported that the General Education Committee has met and analyzed data that has been collected. Less than 5 programs have committed to assist with General Education assessment. Deb suggested that those departments collecting data give feedback to the Gen Ed Committee regarding rubric changes that may be needed.

BGS- BGS has several recommendations before the UAC regarding needed changes to program.

New Business:
The team discussed the advantages of adjusting the assessment cycle for Academic Units by 6 months to allow that data collected and observations made could more closely fit to the budget cycle. This change would allow that academic units could use the data collected and observations made to support budget request and changes that are necessary. Each team member was asked to contact the departments they represent to get feedback on the need for a cycle change by the next meeting (April 15).

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 5:05 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Lecia FranklinĀ 

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