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Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment:Advisory Committee

What's The Committee's Purpose?

The Assessment Advisory Committee provides leadership and recommendations on the quality and implementation of student learning outcomes assessment at Old Dominion University. Faculty on the committee will examine issues and solutions related, but not limited, to academic assessment support, resources, and processes.

Three Primary Roles for Committee:

1. Leads the review of academic assessment plans and reports:

  • Conducts a review of academic assessment and provides formative feedback on reports, makes recommendations for action
  • Reviews the university's annual academic assessment report and discusses progress toward our goals for continuous improvement

2. Guides professional development for academic assessment & learning improvement:

  • Makes recommendations for professional development opportunities related to assessment, pedagogy, and learning outcomes research
  • Review's assessment processes and resources to make assessment meaningful and manageable for programs
  • Answers questions about student learning outcomes assessment and provides support to colleagues at the university

3. Advocates for policy decisions about academic assessment at the university:

  • Review's policies and procedures
  • Makes recommendations to existing governing structures, as necessary, to foster a campus-wide commitment to improvement-oriented educational assessment

Benefits of the Committee to the faculty, college, and university:

  • Strengthens assessment knowledge, capacity, and activities within the department and college
  • Cultivates and recognizes champions of academic assessment
  • Develops best practices within and across academic programs
  • Serves as a platform for faculty to voice their needs and interests related to assessment and research
  • Contributes to a campus-wide understanding of and commitment to improvement-oriented academic assessment

Advisory Committee Members

The committee is comprised of at least two faculty members per academic college, a liaison from Faculty Senate, and an administrative faculty member from IE&A. The committee meets monthly during the fall and spring semesters. Members will serve for 2 years and will be appointed by the Associate Deans.

  • David Shirley, Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment, Chair
  • Kristy Carlisle, College of Education and Professional Studies, Co-Chair
  • John Baaki, College of Education and Professional Studies
  • Tom Bean, College of Education and Professional Studies
  • Robert Cromich, College of Business
  • David Courson, College of Sciences
  • Nestor Escobales, College of Engineering and Technology
  • Stephanie Ewers, College of Health Sciences
  • Michelle Fowler-Amato, College of Arts and Letters
  • Oscar Gonzalez, College of Engineering and Technology
  • Karen Karlowicz, College of Health Sciences
  • Scott Maggard, College of Arts and Letters
  • Christine Mitchell, College of Arts and Letters
  • Jomo Mutegi, College of Education and Professional Studies
  • James Paulson, College of Sciences
  • Tony Perez, College of Education and Professional Studies
  • Dan Richards, College of Arts and Letters
  • Stacie Ringleb, College of Engineering and Technology
  • Jay Walker, College of Business
  • Dylan Wittkower, College of Arts and Letters
  • Lucy Wittkower, University Libraries
  • Alla Zareva, College of Arts and Letters

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