Program planning and review

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Academic Planning Committee (APC) expanding section

2022-2022 Membership

Beth Boser, Recorder
Whitney George Dregne
Thomas Gendreau
Jennifer Kosiak
Anup Menon Nandialath
Gregory Parmeter
Kristofer Rolfhus
Lindsay Steiner, Chair
Jennifer Trost

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:

2022-2023 Membership

Cord Brundage
Linda Dickmeyer
Scott Dickmeyer
Whitney George
Ann Epstein
Janet Kirsch
Xinhui Li, Chair
Eileen Narcotta-Welp
Jocelyn Newton
Megan Strom, Recorder
Nathan Warnberg
Ava Krause, Undergraduate Student Representative
Adam Whitney, Undergraduate Student Representative

Charge Letter

Meeting Minutes

Graduate APR:

2022-2023 Membership

Jennifer Butler Modaff, Chair
Anita Davelos
Inga Cluppert
Sergey Komissarov, Recorder
Sumei Liu
Jennifer Butler Modaff
Michelle Olson
Anne Thurmer
Lynn Bartholomew, Student Representative

Charge Letter

Meeting Minutes

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University Program Assessment Committee (UPAC) expanding section

2022-2022 Membership

Nilakshi Borah
Anita Davelos, Recorder
Karen Hart
Eddie Kim, Chair
Bryan Kopp
Megan Litster
Weixu Lu
Lisa Pitot
Olivia Stoltman

Patrick Barlow, Assessment Coordinator
Sam Cocks, Assessment Associate
Barb Bennie, Assessment Associate
Shelley Hay, Assessment Associate
Cordial Gillette, Assessment Associate

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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