Program planning and review

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Academic Planning Committee (APC) expanding section

2019-2020 Membership

Rose Brougham
Ann Epstein
Teresa Helper
Christa Kiersch
James Longhurst, Convener
Nicholas McGrath
Nicole Ploeger-Lyons
Mary Jane Tollefson
Huya Yan

Charge Letter

Meeting Minutes

Committee Documents

Click here for previous academic year committee membership, meeting minutes, charge letters, final reports, and committee documents for the Academic Planning Committee.

Academic Program Review expanding section

APR Committee Documents

Undergraduate APR:

2019-2020 Membership

Nilakshi Borah
Kari Johnson
Edward Kim
Bryan Kopp
Terry Lilley Jr.
Christopher McCracken
Gregory Ormes, Convener
Paul Reyerson
Jaclyn Wisinski

Charge Letter

Meeting Minutes

Graduate APR:

2019-2020 Membership

Naoko Aminaka
Anita Baines, Convener
Bonita Jo Bratina
Seth King
Anika Paaren Sdano
Victoria Svoboda
Marco Vriens

Charge Letter

Meeting Minutes

Click here for previous academic year committee membership, meeting minutes, charge letters, final reports, and committee documents for the Academic Program Review Committees.

University Program Assessment Commitee (UPAC) expanding section

2019-2020 Membership

Alan Bigel
Jennifer Docktor, Convener
Ryan Friesen
Jennifer Klein
Kenny Hunt
Robert Jecklin, filling in for Mary Krizan during 19/20 academic year
Valeria Stepanova
Berna Gercek Swing
Mary Tollefson

Charge Letter 

Meeting Minutes

Committee Documents

The major tasks of this committee will be two-fold: 

  1. Fall semester: Review program assessment reports and provide feedback to enable continued improvement in the undertaking of quality assessment.
  2. Spring semester: Review program level assessment plans for academic programs and provide recommendations for plan improvements to department chairs, program directors, and departmental assessment coordinators. 

Please note: This committee serves a different purpose than the Academic Program Review (APR) Committee. The distinction between the work of Program Review (APR) and Program Assessment (UPAC) is illustrated below.

PROGRAM EVALUATION (program review). A systematic procedure for collecting, analyzing and using information to answer questions about the extent to which a program is achieving its goals. Typically, it focuses on the effectiveness and efficiency of a program. Assessment of student learning outcomes in the program may be included as one source of information to evaluate the program.  

PROGRAM ASSESSMENT (contrast with program evaluation). A systematic procedure for collecting, analyzing and using information about student learning with respect to program-level learning outcomes. Results are used to inform decisions about how to improve student learning in the program. 

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