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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, Chief Planning Officer, 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 Chief of Staff, the AAC includes members from various divisions 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 Division Effectiveness Committee (DEC) which will coordinate assessment that is conducted by departments and other units.

Division Effectiveness Committees (DEC) Charge:

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

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

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

3. Review assessment plans and reports from various units and provide peer feedback, promote collaboration, identify resources to support assessment activities, and determine overall progress made towards achieving institutional goals;

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

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

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 outsiders.
  • 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.