Committee for the Assessment of Student Learning in General Education (CASL-GE)

CONTACT INFORMATION

For the person completing this report.

Name

Ryan Goss

Email

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INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOARD

Official Name of the Board

Committee for the Assessment of Student Learning in General Education (CASL-GE)

Board Website (if applicable)

nmsu.edu

Effective date of establishment

08/2011

Authorized by

Provost

Board Reports To (if applicable)

Director of Assessment

Type of Board

Standing

Scope of Impact

Campus

Purpose

The purpose of the CASL-GE is to actively support faculty, staff, administrators and students in increasing and documenting institutional effectiveness by facilitating meaningful assessment of student learning in the lower-level general education curriculum by
1. Planning, overseeing and reporting on annual assessment of student learning in the general education curriculum
2. Engaging the campus community in comprehensive, cooperative assessment of student learning in the general education curriculum
3. Being a proponent for using assessment as a means to improve educational experiences for students
4. Collaborating with the General Education Course Certification Committee (GECCC) to ensure approved courses meet requirements for assessment
5. Continually monitoring progress and effectiveness of assessment practices in general education

Authority

Advisory to the Director of Assessment, the Associate Provost and the Executive Vice President & Provost

MEMBERSHIP

Chair for 2016-17 Academic Year

Name

Ryan Goss

Email

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Co-Chair for 2016-17 Academic Year

Chair for 2017-18 Academic Year

Name

Ryan Goss

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Co-Chair for 2017-18 Academic Year

Additional Membership Details

What university function/office is responsible for appointments?

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost

Members are appointed by

As Individuals

Position appointment description

Members are appointed by the Executive Vice President and Provost on the recommendation of the Deans from the academic colleges.

Is membership representative?

Yes

Please describe how the membership is representative.

The committee consists of a total of ten (10) voting members including representation from the five Areas of the State Common Core (Communications, Mathematics, Lab Sciences, Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities), and including representation from each academic college. One (1) member must also serve as a representative of the Honors College.

What are the terms of appointment?

Voting members are appointed to three-year terms by the Executive Vice President and Provost with terms beginning July 1.

Are terms staggered?

Yes

Are members subject to reappointment?

Yes

Please explain the conditions under which members are subject to reappointment.

As approved by committee recommendation to the Provost.

What is the process for filling vacant positions?

Members are appointed by the Executive Vice President and Provost on the recommendation of the Deans from the academic colleges

What is the process for selecting a chair?

Chair is selected by committee members with the approval of the Provost and serves a one-year renewable term.

List board members for the 2016-17 academic year:

For each member, provide name, title and college/department affiliation under the appropriate heading below (i.e. voting member OR ex-officio/non-voting member).

Voting Members

Voting Member 1 Name

Ryan Goss

Title

Associate Professor

Department

Plant & Environmental Sciences

Voting Member 2 Name

Julie Fitzsimmons

Title

College Assistant Professor

Department

Art

Voting Member 3 Name

Susan Beck

Title

Department Head

Department

Library

Voting Member 4 Name

Pierre Orelus

Title

Associate Professor

Department

Curriculum & Instruction

Voting Member 5 Name

William Boecklen

Title

Professor

Department

Biology

Voting Member 6 Name

Nancy Oretskin

Title

Interim Department Head

Department

Marketing

Voting Member 7 Name

Abby Train

Title

Director

Department

Math

Voting Member 8 Name

Jane Smith

Title

Assistant Professor

Department

Nursing

Voting Member 9 Name

Cynthia Pelak

Title

Associate Professor

Department

Sociology

Voting Member 10 Name

Jeanne Flora

Title

Professor

Department

Communication Studies

Ex-officio/Non-Voting Members

Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 1 Name

Laura Grant

Title

Program Specialist

Department

Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost

Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 2 Name

Judith Bosland

Title

Assistant VP

Department

Institutional Analysis

Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 3 Name

David Smith

Title

Director of Assessment

Department

Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost

Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 4 Name

Daniel Howard

Title

Executive Vice President and Provost

Department

Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost

MEETINGS & ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

What university office/function provides administrative support to this board?

Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost

What are the requirements for the number of meetings to be held annually?

There is no set minimum number of meetings required each year. Generally, the committee meets once per month.

Was the requirement for the number of meetings met?

Yes

List of Meeting Dates

8/23/2016
9/27/2016
10/25/2016
11/15/2016
12/13/2016
1/24/2017
2/22/2017
3/15/2017
4/26/2017
5/17/2017 (Workshop and Retreat)

Major Accomplishments

1) analysis and presentation of the GE art instrument
2) development, implementation and scoring of the GE social awareness and historical perspective instrument
3) research critical thinking instruments for applicability to NMSU General Education
4) support of the statewide and NMSU GE initiatives to improve GE outcomes for our students
5) initiated discussions for general education course mapping using WICHE Interstate Passport Block Transfer Block as a model (http://www.wiche.edu/passport/membership)


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