Structures & People

University Assessment Council Charge

  1. The University Assessment Council (UAC) is advisory to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and her/his designee for assessment and serves the following functions:
    1. The UAC assists with the development and implementation of Academic Program Assessment, including: (i) Develops and monitors the activities related to the assessment of general education programs, undergraduate major programs, and graduate programs. (ii) Connects assessment to curricular/program review. (iii) Connects assessment to curricular/program development. (iv) Determines the university's institution-wide assessment cycle. (v) Reviews of college- or division-level assessment reports as appropriate. (vi) Provides guidance on issues of assessment.
    2. The UAC assists with the development and implementation of Co-Curricular Assessment, including: (i) Supporting and providing guidance related to the assessment activities carried out by Student Affairs, Enrollment Services, and other support areas. (ii) Provides feedback on assessment to these areas.
  2. The Council is composed of: (i) The Assessment Coordinator (chair), (ii) The Director of CATL, (iii) A representative from Institutional Strategy and Effectiveness, (iv) A representative from GEC, (v) Four faculty representatives (one from each domain: AH, SS, NS, PS), (vi) One faculty representative from Graduate Studies, (vii) Two representatives of co-curricular programs.
  3. Appointment of division and office representatives is the responsibility of the respective officer or division head.
  4. Nomination of faculty candidates for appointment to the UAC is the responsibility of the Committee on Committees and Nominations. Appointments are made annually by the Provost. Faculty members serve three-year staggered terms to ensure continuity.
  5. The Chair of the Council must submit a report of its activities at the end of each academic year to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and the Secretary of the Faculty and Staff.

Last revised March 16, 2021