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
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
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.