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University Academic Assessment Committee Member Selection

Policy
Purpose: 

To define the committee composition and member selection process for the University Academic Assessment Committee.

Applies to: 

Faculty, staff or Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) representatives eligible for appointment to the University Academic Assessment Committee (UAAC).

Campus: 
Lawrence
Policy Statement: 

The committee will be composed of 11 members:

  • 9 faculty members serving three year terms (with three new members selected each  academic year)
  • 1 staff member (either academic or professional staff), preferably with dedicated assessment responsibilities, serving a two year term
  • 1 representative from CTE (ex officio)

Faculty members of the committee are nominated by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee and appointed by the Provost’s Office, with the expectation that faculty members would be selected to provide an adequate representation over time of the different divisions of the College and the professional schools.  While UAAC members are selected in collaboration with Faculty Senate, the UAAC is charged by, and reports to, the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. This reporting line ensures that the work of the UAAC supports compliance with the Higher Learning Commission’s assessment requirements for institutional accreditation, as well as with Kansas Board of Regents assessment requirements and program review requirements.

The staff member is selected by the Provost’s Office based on recommendations from the University Senate Executive Committee. The CTE member is appointed by the Director of CTE.

Each year, the committee will select its chair from among its members.

Contact: 

Center for Teaching Excellence
135 Budig Hall
1455 Jayhawk Blvd.
785-864-4199
Fax: 785-864-5121
cte@ku.edu

Approved by: 
Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Approved on: 
Monday, March 28, 2016
Effective on: 
Monday, March 28, 2016
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
Background: 

The mission of the University Academic Assessment Committee (UAAC) is to promote student learning outcomes assessment as a means of understanding, documenting, and improving the quality of student learning. UAAC provides guidance and feedback on the assessment of student learning and the use of assessment results at the institutional and academic unit levels.

Keywords: 
University Academic Assessment Committee Members, member selection, committee, academic assessment committee, nominated
Review, Approval & Change History: 

03/28/2016: Prior to final approval, this policy was endorsed by the UAAC and FacEx.

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