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Administrative Assessment Committee Charge:

1. To work with primarily administrative units to identify and implement meaningful, streamlined, and sustainable assessment practices that contribute to a culture of continuous learning; and

2. To review institutional data (including surveys) in collaboration with the vice provost for curriculum and assessment, Director of Institutional Research, CWAAC, and other bodies to coordinate or to implement, as necessary, institutional effectiveness of institutional goals.

The AAC is expected to facilitate the assessment of goals for non-academic, administrative units at the College. Further, it is expected that the AAC’s work will, over time, transition from being hands-on and directive to being more consultative and support-oriented. Under the leadership of the Director of Institutional Research and the VP for Policy, Research & Governance, the AAC includes members from various Cores whose functions lend themselves to enterprise-wide perspectives, systems knowledge, assessment, and/or data analysis.

Somewhat mirroring the successful CWAAC model, each AAC member is expected to convene a Core Effectiveness Committee (CEC) which will coordinate assessment that is conducted by departments and other units.

AAC Membership

Co-Chairs: Gurvinder Khaneja, Brittany Williams-Goldstein

Operational Integration Core: Roger Jans, Robin Keller

Fiscal Health Core: Merita Larti

Teaching & Learning Core: Patricia Laprey, Leigh Cregan Keller, Diana Benavides

Student Well-being Core: Lisa Gonsisko

Outreach & Engagement Core: Laquan Norman, Lies Chartier

Executive Core: Jineane Miller Lajam, Stacy Storms

Core Effectiveness Committees (CEC) Charge:

CECs are convened and led by AAC members. They are charged to:

1. Coordinate the assessment activities for various administrative units across cores;

2. Review institutional goals and work with units to align and integrate institutional goals with unit goals and outcomes;

3. Review assessment plans and reports from various units and, working with their AAC liaison, provide peer feedback, promote collaboration, identify resources to support assessment activities, and help AAC in determining overall progress made towards achieving institutional goals;

4. Review institutional assessment data and collaborate with AAC representatives to coordinate or to implement, as necessary, additional or modified assessments of unit goals; and

5. Contribute to periodic Assessment Briefs and to the Assessment Website and suggest other assessment-related resources.

CEC Membership

Operational Integration Core: Jill Brown, Dan Roche, Rob Doster, Mike Cunningham, TBD

Fiscal Health Core: Colleen O’Keefe, Beth Walkley, Roseann Toscano

Teaching & Learning Core: Eddie Saiff, Kathy Burke, Susan Hangen, Jacob Labendz, Priscilla Tovey, Ken Goldstein, Lisa Campbell, Michael Bitz, Tami Redd, Ed Petkus, Rajesh Adhikari, Aaron Lorenz, Adam Fried, Claudia Esker, Riley Cox

Student Well-being Core: Rick Brown, Kathleen Hallisey, Lisa Gonsisko, David Nast, Judy Green

Outreach & Engagement Core: Carolyn Ucci, John Yao, Deirdre Bright Foreman, Sandra Suarez, Robert Josic, Shawn O’neill, Jan Koslowsky

Executive Core: Kat McGee, Sharon McLaurin, Patricia Chavez, Gina Mayer Costa

Purposes of Administrative Assessment:

  • To improve – The assessment process should provide feedback to determine how the administrative unit can be improved.
  • To inform – The assessment process should inform department heads and other decision-makers of the contributions and impact of the administrative unit to the development and growth of students.
  • To prove – The assessment process should encapsulate and demonstrate what the administrative unit is accomplishing to students, faculty, staff and others.
  • To support – The assessment process should provide support for campus decision-making activities such as unit review and strategic planning, as well as external accountability activities such as accreditation.