University Academic Assessment Committee

The University Academic Assessment Committee, a faculty-driven standing leadership committee, has been charged by the Office of the Provost to promote student learning outcomes assessment as a means of understanding, documenting, and improving the quality of student learning.  UAAC provides guidelines and feedback on the assessment of student learning and the use of assessment results at the institutional and academic unit levels.

Standing Charge to the UAAC

  1. Develop a university assessment process that integrates requirements from multiple sources (program review, KU Core assessment, degree-level assessment and BOR’s required basic skill assessment).
  2. Recommend assessment procedures that guide degree-level assessment planning, implementation and reporting.
  3. Review annual assessment reports and provide feedback regarding assessment processes to the degree programs that request it and aggregate information about implementation of assessment by degree programs to the senior vice provost.
  4. Recommend assessment procedures that guide KBOR assessment and KU Core assessment, in collaboration with Undergraduate Studies and the University Core Curriculum Committee (UCCC).
  5. Provide guidance and feedback on closing feedback loops at department, school/college and university levels to support university-wide academic decision-making in collaboration with the Office of the Provost, the UCCC, the Office of Institutional Research and Planning, Undergraduate Studies and Graduate Studies.
  6. Address concerns raised by faculty and staff regarding the implementation of degree-level assessment.
  7. Serve as a liaison between the Faculty and University Senates and the Senior Vice Provost respecting matters of degree-level assessment.

University Academic Assessment Committee Members

  • Richard Levy (Chair), School of Law
  • Sonya J. Lancaster, Division of Humanities
  • Jacob Dakon, School of Music
  • Benjamin Wolfe, Edwards Campus
  • Nora McAfee, Undergraduate Admissions
  • Jeffrey Hall, Division of Social Sciences
  • Barbara Woods, School of Pharmacy
  • David Benson, Division of Natural Sciences
  • Shannon Criss, School of Architecture and Design
  • John Sweeney, School of Business
  • Support Staff: Joshua Potter, Center for Teaching Excellence

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