Assessment Committee Notes - March 22, 2004
ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE MEETING
Present: Kay Bailey, Nancy Gauss, Anne Ryter, Terry Schliesman, Don Seastrum, Terri Wenzlaff (Kim Brown, recorder)
Absent: Heather Thiessen-Reily and Richard Wilkens
Chairperson Anne Ryter began today’s meeting by asking for input regarding the next assessment workshop planned for Thursday, April 1. It was determined that the upcoming session would consist of follow-up related to the last workshop on February 24, time for faculty to work on goals without distraction, and troubleshooting. It had been an objective to have faculty complete 1 and 2 of the goals by the next workshop, but this may have been unrealistic for some. Anne will send out a reminder, asking faculty to bring copies of their latest program reviews, from which they should be able to identify goals and objectives.
Terry Schliesman offered to bring coffee, Nancy Gauss volunteered to deliver the library’s coffeemaker to room 101 (she'll be out that day), and Kim Brown will get cookies for the April 1st session. Terry, Kay Bailey, and Terri Wenzlaff agreed to staff the workshop, which will be held from 12:30-1:30.
The next item of discussion was an upcoming, off-campus assessment workshop, June 12-15, in Denver. Terri asked who in the group might be interested in attending. She remarked that the budget would allow three people to go, and one of them should probably be someone new to the committee who will replace one of the outgoing members. Anne mentioned that she had discussed the workshop with Jessica Young, who will be the new Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs as of July 1, and she had expressed interest in attending.
Anne then reminded the group of their earlier determination to provide an update of the committee’s activities to the campus community. The decision was made to include a brief article in the April issue of the Western Watch. Terry offered to draft something to be finalized at the next meeting of the group on April 5th. Items to include will be progress on the discipline assessment plan, the faculty assessment form, the online GE survey, the Center for Teaching Excellence and assessment workshops, as well as other assessment survey results and the addition of the IDEA survey questions.
Finally, adding assessment to the Board of Trustees’ agenda was discussed. Terri agreed to assist Anne in getting this accomplished.
The meeting adjourned just before 4 p.m.