Structures & People

University Assessment Council Charge

  1. The University Assessment Council shall be composed of sixteen (16) appointed members including the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs (Chair) and representatives from the Provost area divisions including: the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Professional Studies, Outreach and Adult Access, Dean of Students, Information Services, and Enrollment Services, a student representative, the chair of the Academic Affairs Council, the chair of the Graduate Studies Council, the chair of the General Education Council, and two faculty members with a background and interest in assessment methods. The Coordinator of Assessment and Testing Services, the Director of Institutional Research, and Special Assistant to the Provost will serve as ex officio, nonvoting members.
  2. Appointment of representatives of the Provost area divisions is the responsibility of the respective division head.
  3. Nomination of faculty candidates for appointment to the University Assessment Council 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.
  4. The University Assessment Council is advisory to the Provost and Vice Chancellor and Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and her/his designee and serves the following functions:
    1. Guides UW-Green Bay as it transitions to the "Open Pathways" reaccreditation process including (i) regularly communicating back to the campus community regarding Higher Learning Commission (HLC) related activities; (ii) providing advice related to the University's efforts to document compliance with the HLC Assurance and Quality Improvement components of the new accreditation process; and (iii) preparing and planning for the HLC site visits.
    2. Develops and monitors the implementation of the University's Assessment Plan.
    3. Promotes and supports the institution-wide assessment activities related to the assessment of student learning outcomes, particularly in the context of the seven-year academic program review cycle.
    4. Integrates all assessment activities carried out by academic programs, student affairs and other support areas.
    5. Provides advice on assessment related issues.
  5. The University Assessment Council shall establish an Academic Program Assessment Subcommittee (APAS) for the purpose of reviewing and discussion the Annual Updates submitted by the academic programs. The APAS will meet annually and provide recommendations to the academic deans and to the Provost. The APAS will consist of all unit chairs (or designees), chairs of the graduate programs (or designees), the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Dean of Professional Studies, the chair of the Academic Affairs Council, the chair of the Graduate Studies Council, and the chair of the General Education Council. The Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, who will convene the annual meeting, and the Special Assistant to the Provost on Assessment will be non-voting, ex-officio members of the APAS.
  6. 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 Academic Staff.

Last revised June 12, 2013