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Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment:Advisory Committee

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What's The Committee's Purpose?



The Assessment Advisory Committee provides leadership and recommendations on the quality and implementation of student learning outcomes assessment at Old Dominion University. Faculty on the committee will examine issues and solutions related, but not limited, to academic assessment support, resources, and processes.



Three Primary Roles for Committee:


1. Leads the review of academic assessment plans and reports:

  • Conducts a review of academic assessment and provides formative feedback on reports, makes recommendations for action
  • Reviews the university's annual academic assessment report and discusses progress toward our goals for continuous improvement

2. Guides professional development for academic assessment & learning improvement:

  • Makes recommendations for professional development opportunities related to assessment, pedagogy, and learning outcomes research
  • Review's assessment processes and resources to make assessment meaningful and manageable for programs
  • Answers questions about student learning outcomes assessment and provides support to colleagues at the university

3. Advocates for policy decisions about academic assessment at the university:

  • Review's policies and procedures
  • Makes recommendations to existing governing structures, as necessary, to foster a campus-wide commitment to improvement-oriented educational assessment



Benefits of the Committee to the faculty, college, and university:


  • Strengthens assessment knowledge, capacity, and activities within the department and college
  • Cultivates and recognizes champions of academic assessment
  • Develops best practices within and across academic programs
  • Serves as a platform for faculty to voice their needs and interests related to assessment and research
  • Contributes to a campus-wide understanding of and commitment to improvement-oriented academic assessment



Advisory Committee Members


The committee is comprised of at least two faculty members per academic college, a liaison from Faculty Senate, and an administrative faculty member from IE&A. The committee meets monthly during the fall and spring semesters. Members will serve for 2 years and will be appointed by the Associate Deans.

Kelsey Kirland

Kelsey Kirland

Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment

(Chair)

John Baaki

John Baaki

College of Education and Professional Studies

Tom Bean

Tom Bean

College of Education and Professional Studies

Kristy Carlisle

Kristy Carlisle

College of Education and Professional Studies



Robert Cromich

Robert Cromich

College of Business

Nestor Escobales

Nestor Escobales

College of Engineering and Technology

Stephanie Ewers

Stephanie Ewers

College of Health Sciences

Michelle Fowler-Amato

Michelle Fowler-Amato

College of Arts and Letters



Nina R. Gonser

Nina R. Gonser

Office of Academic Affairs

Karen Karlowicz

Karen Karlowicz

College of Health Sciences

Scott Maggard

Scott Maggard

College of Arts and Letters

Christine Mitchell

Christine Mitchell

College of Arts and Letters



James Paulson

James Paulson

College of Sciences

Tony Perez

Tony Perez

College of Education and Professional Studies



Jay Walker

Jay Walker

College of Business

Dylan Wittkower

Dylan Wittkower

College of Arts and Letters

Alla Zareva

Alla Zareva

College of Arts and Letters