General Education/University Core Ad hoc Assessment Committee

Minutes of April 28, 2008

 Present:  Scott Cooper, Linda Dickmeyer, Kenny Hunt, Elizabeth Knowles, Cristine Prucha

 Meeting called to order at 1:00 pm in 116 Cowley Hall by Chair, Cooper.

 Minutes of April 24, 2008 approved as submitted.

 Prucha agreed to continue to serve as secretary.

 The committee continued to refine the letter and reporting forms which will be sent to departments to inform them that each University Core course must assess a single General Education Student Learning Outcome in 2008/09 and report the results. The forms and submission process will be electronic.  Forms will be sent this semester as Word documents so that faculty members can begin planning.

 Deadlines for response were discussed. Proposed due dates are:

Form A (Embedded Assessment Tool Description) due October 1, 2008

Form B (Embedded Assessment Analysis and Recommendations) due June 1, 2009.

Form C (Embedded Assessment Results) due October 1, 2009.

Prucha will check with Carmen Wilson (chair of the Faculty Senate) and Anne Galbraith (chair of the General Education Committee) to make sure that these deadlines will be satisfactory.

 The committee refined the consistent 5 point scale for reporting results.

The committee discussed the workshop to help departments develop assessment tools. Tentatively it will be held in conjunction with the August Conference on Teaching and Learning.

 Cooper will distribute another email draft of the letter and Hundt will distribute drafts of the forms for further editing.

 Meeting adjourned at 2:00 pm

 Respectfully submitted,

 Cristine Prucha