(Outcomes) Assessment Committee (OAC)
The (Outcomes) Assessment Committee is composed of one faculty member per department that is appointed annually by the chair of its department, along with selected management.
The Charge of the OAC:
- develop and recommend a comprehensive outcomes assessment plan to incorporate into the University's strategic plan
- assist disciplines and departments who request help in developing outcomes assessment plans including learning goals and objectives and developing methods to measure attainment of those outcomes
- assist in developing or selecting surveys for University-wide projects which assess academic and co-curricular aspects of the college experience as preparation for professional careers and graduate school
- be available to coordinate academic programs/disciplines/departments assessment activities to maximize cooperation and collaboration among units and minimize duplication of efforts
- act as an informational and educational resource for the faculty to increase knowledge and skills in conducting assessment of student learning. This may include inviting speakers to campus, purchasing relevant materials, holding workshops and providing financial support for attendance at professional meetings related to assessment.
- evaluate the effectiveness of academic outcome assessment efforts at least once every five (5) years
Members of the OAC are:
Rob Franz Academic Development & Counseling Ray Heffner Art Athletics Jonathan Lindzey, Chair Biological Sciences Mark Jones Business Admin., Computer Science & Information Technology Kurt Rublein Chemistry Lisa Reide Communication Tamson Six Criminal Justice & Paralegal Studies Denise Tyson PreK-4/EarlyChildhood Judith Yoho Elementary Education Elizabeth Gruber English Rick Van Dyke English Annik Kerszberg Foreign Languages Michael Cullin Geology & Physics (also Secondary Education Science Coordinator) Thomas Wynn Geology & Physics Brett Everhart Health & Physical Education Josh Drouin Health Science Robert Sandow History, Political Science & Economics Elsa Winch Library Charles Morgan Mathematics Nursing Ramona Broomer Performing Arts Dan Shaw Philosophy Lynn Bruner Psychology Steve Guthrie Recreation Management School of Graduate Studies Steven Granich Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work & Geography Jonathan Stout Special Education