​​​​​​Curricular Assessment Committee (CAC)


​​The Curricular Assessment Committee works with faculty in their on-going review of undergraduate and graduate learning outcomes. Specifically, the CAC oversees internal processes in which academic areas assess students' acquisition of knowledge, skills, and dispositions as those students make progress toward their degrees. 

In addition, the CAC

  • oversees curricular assessment processes that contribute to diverse accreditation and authorization criteria (i.e., OBR, HLC, SPAs, etc.);​ 

  • verifies reporting compliance of curricular assessment across the institution;​

  • evaluates data needs and recommends information systems to meet internal and external reporting requirements related to curricular assessment;​

  • reviews and provides feedback to programs regarding curricular assessment reports;​

  • develops, coordinates and refines procedures regarding assessment of student learning outcomes at the program level;​

  • creates and oversees ad hoc committees to concentrate on evolving curricular assessment information needs;​

  • serves as a resource for faculty in the development of appropriate curricular assessment tools and procedures to facilitate continual quality improvement and institutional effectiveness.​​​

2020-2021 Committee Goals

​1. Revise the reporting process in order to align information being submitted with outcomes approved in 2020. 

2. Standardize yearly timeline and adjust reporting dates based on feedback from constituents.

3. Increase internal communication between committee and submitters; increase external communication through campus-wide data sharing.

4. Improve on-boarding of new members. 


​​​​August- Workspaces open for January submissions

September-November- CAC teams meet with areas to provide support and answer questions about submissions

January- Help sessions available; submissions due on January 29

February- CAC reviews submissions

March- Feedback released to submitters

May- Summary report released to campus

For additional timeline information, see the Assessment Master Calendar

CAC agendas, minutes, and rubrics can be accessed on the CAC site.


2020-2021 ​
Committee MembersCollegeEnd of TermNotesTerm
Alava, ErinCOS2023Chair3 year term
Born, StephanieCOHP20233 year term
Malone, PatrickCPHM20233 year term
Wickham, BrentCOB20233 year term
CAHSS20213 year term
Gamba, MariaCOB20213 year term
Rife, GwynneCOE20213 year term
O'Brien, JamieCOHP20213 year term
Escobedo, ValerieCAHSS20223 year term
Beres​, JoannaCOS20223 year term
Earle, SandraCPHM20223 year term
Crates, KathyCOE20223 year term
College DeansEx officio | Non-voting
Denecker, ChrisVPAA Office RepresentativeNon-voting
Hingson, SaraDirector of External AffairsEx officio | Non-voting
Goedde, TonyRegistrar/Director Institutional ResearchEx officio | Non-voting
Schneider, HelenAssessment/Evaluation and
Database Training Liason
Ex officio | Non-voting
McCoy, Holly2021Student Representative1 year term | Non-voting​