University Assessment Committee

University Assessment Committee (UAC)

  1. Faculty Membership: Faculty membership of the UAC consists of seven faculty members from CLAS, two from Seidman College of Business, one from each of the remaining colleges, one from the university libraries.  Faculty members are elected by their college for three year terms. 
  2. Service unit Membership:  Service unit membership of the UAC consists of five representatives with at least one representative from each of two areas:  Advising and Student Services.  Representatives will be appointed by the Provost. Service unit representatives serve three-year staggered terms beginning fall semester.
  3. Student Membership:  One undergraduate and one graduate student representative selected by the Student Senate for a term of one year.
  4. Administrative Membership:  The Provost or designee ex officio, non-voting

Responsibilities: The UAC is responsible for:

  1. Providing leadership and support to university constituents as they design and implement the six year self-study report and three year student learning outcome assessment plans/reports based on best practices.
  2. Reviewing and providing feedback on assessment plans, reports, and self-studies submitted by all academic programs and most service units *
  3. Providing instructions for reporting formats and schedules.
  4. Provided feedback to Administration in support of ongoing accreditation standards as set forth by the Higher Learning Commission.
  5. Conducting initial and refresher user training in Weave Online.
  6. Maintaining and updating the UAC website, Blackboard site, and Assessment Report and Self-study (ARSS) automated timeline and notification system.

* Service unit representatives are appointed to serve as the primary reviewer of reports submitted by service units.  

Charges for 2014-2015 from Executive Committee of UAS:

1. Continue to provide leadership and support to university constituents as they implement the six year self-study plans and three year learning outcome reports provided for in the University Assessment Philosophy and Policies endorsed by UAS on April 22, 2005.
2. Continue to work with General Education and academic units to explore/develop meaningful ways to enhance assessment policies and procedures, as a service to the university.
3. Collaborate with FSBC on "Resource Analysis" language and template for academic usits.
4. Continue updating the instructions for preparing unit self studies and assessment reports:
  • add a list of best practice or suggested materiala for units to include
  • give special attention to the notification process by:  
    • publicizing the schedule of notification
    • formalizing the process so that appropriate people (deans, associate deans, unit heads, and unit-level assessment officers) receive notifications in a timely fashion;
    • sharing WEAVE access with unit heads and others in charge of assessment
5. Review the UAC website and update as needed (for example, by adding instructions to the hyperlink).
6. Work with Academic Computing and Advising Committee to suggest ways to increase institutional support for assessment platforms.

For additional information about the University Assessment Committee policies and/or procedures, please contact Sue Harrington, UAC chair, harrinsu@gvsu.edu

For policies and procedures associated with self study reports and assessment, please see "UAC Philosophy & Policies."

Page last modified August 16, 2015