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The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Assessment Council

The CLAS Assessment Council was formed in fall 2007 to improve student learning assessment within the College, as recommended in the 2006 Middle States Evaluation Report. The Council‘s role is to provide College programs with guidance and feedback on establishing effective student learning assessment plans.

The focus over the last two years has been on helping programs establish workable student learning assessment plans. To meet this goal, the Council collected assessment plans, reviewed them using a standardized checklist, and met with program representatives to provide feedback.

Assessment plans are ranked according to the following categories:

  • Green’ rating – Program has a student learning assessment plan that addresses all assessment categories
  • Yellow’ rating – Program has made progress in establishing an assessment plan that addresses most categories
  • Red’ rating – Program’s assessment plan needs improvement

Assessment Tools:

Assessment Update Template - Those programs that have already received a green rating may submit periodic assessment updates, typically at the close of the academic year, using this standard template.

Assessment Plan Template - For consistency and ease of use, this standard template can be followed when developing a programmatic assessment plan.

Assessment Plan Checklist - In developing assessment plans, program representatives should address all items on this checklist in order to receive a green rating.

CLAS Assessment Council 2013-2014 Membership:

  • Heather Gable – Nursing - Chair of the Committee
  • Karen Keller – Biology
  • Wei Li – Sociology
  • Richard Russo – Human Geography
  • Sally Boniece – History and International Studies Program
  • Jill Morris – English
  • Melissa Boehm – Mass Communication
  • Robert Hein – Visual Arts

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Sara-Beth James
Cindy Herzog


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