CONTACT INFORMATIONFor the person completing this report.
NameTauna Cole-Dorn
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INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOARD
Official Name of the BoardAdvocates for Scholarly Teaching
Board Website (if applicable)http://assessment.numsu.edu/committees/ast/
Effective date of establishment08/2010
Authorizing Body or OfficialProvost
Type of BoardStanding
Board Reports To (if applicable)Director of Assessment
Purpose

As stated in the AST Mission and Goals, the purpose of the committee is to actively
support NMSU in increasing and documenting institutional effectiveness by encouraging, creating and sustaining an environment that focuses on the continuous improvement of student learning through scholarly teaching and course-level assessment by
1. Increasing faculty’s awareness of the professional and personal benefits of course-level assessment and scholarly teaching
2. Promoting faculty development in course-level learning outcomes assessment
3. Promoting faculty engagement in scholarly teaching
4. Increasing student learning through greater application of scholarly
teaching

Scope of ImpactCampus
Authority

We are an advisory board to the Director of Assessment, Dr. David Smith and the Provost, Dr. Dan Howard.

Chair for 2016-17 Academic Year
MEMBERSHIP
NameTauna Cole-Dorn
FirstTauna
LastCole-Dorn
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Co-Chair for 2016-17 Academic Year
Was there a co-chair for 2016 - 2017?No
NameTauna Cole-Dorn
Chair for 2017-18 Academic Year
FirstTauna
Co-Chair for 2017-18 Academic Year
LastCole-Dorn
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Is there a co-chair for 2017 - 2018?No
Additional Membership Details
What university function/office is responsible for appointments?

Voting members of the AST are appointed to three-year terms by the Executive Vice
President and Provost. Terms are staggered and are renewable as approved by committee recommendation.

Members are appointed byAs Individuals
Position appointment description

Voting members of the AST are appointed to three-year terms by the Executive Vice
President and Provost. Terms are staggered and are renewable as approved by committee recommendation.

Is membership representative?Yes
What are the terms of appointment?

Members of the AST committee serve a three year appointment. Their appointment officially begins in the Fall or Spring term they were appointed.

Please describe how the membership is representative.

The committee consists of a total of 18 (18) voting members: two from each academic college (four from the College of Arts & Sciences); two from the library; one representative from the Graduate Council (term to be determined by the Graduate Council); and a graduate student (term of appointment is one year, renewable). The Director of Assessment and the Dean of the Graduate School are ex-officio (non-voting) members.
In the Fall of 2016, members of the Committee for the Assessment of Student Learning across the Baccalaureate Experience joined with out committee to complete the evaluation of department assessment reports.

Are terms staggered?Yes
Are members subject to reappointment?Yes
Please explain the conditions under which members are subject to reappointment.

Members can elect to stay on the committee after their 3 year committment is completed.

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).
What is the process for filling vacant positions?

I didn't find an official accounting of how vacancies have been taken care, but it has been my experience that vacancies are brought to the Director of Assessment's attention and he consults with the Provost in selecting new members.

What is the process for selecting a chair?

The AST chair is nominated by the outgoing chair, confirmed by committee member vote, and approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost. The chair serves a one-year renewable term, and will submit an annual report to the Director of Assessment detailing the year’s activities with a due date of June 30.

Number of voting members18
Number of ex-officio/non-voting members2
Voting Members
Voting Member 1
Voting Member 1 NameTauna Cole-Dorn
FirstTauna
LastCole-Dorn
TitleAssistant College Professor
DepartmentArt
Voting Member 2 NameJennifer Fry
Voting Member 2
FirstJennifer
LastFry
TitleAssistant Professor
Voting Member 3
DepartmentFish, Wildlife & Conservation Ecology
Voting Member 3 NameJohn Townsend
FirstJohn
LastTownsend
TitleAssociate Professor
Voting Member 4
Voting Member 4 NameMichael Tapia
DepartmentAgricultural Economics & Ag. Business
FirstMichael
LastTapia
TitleCollege Associate Professor
DepartmentCriminal Justice
Voting Member 5
Voting Member 5 NamePaula Groves
FirstPaula
LastGroves
TitleAssistant Professor
DepartmentFinance
Voting Member 6
Voting Member 6 NameSarah Daughtery
FirstSarah
LastDaughtery
TitleAssociate Professor
DepartmentMusic
Voting Member 7
Voting Member 7 NameMary Prentice
FirstMary
TitleAssistant Professor
DepartmentEducational Leadership and Administration
LastPrentice
Voting Member 8
Voting Member 8 NameElsa Arroyos
FirstElsa
LastArroyos
TitleAssociate Professor
DepartmentCounseling and Educational Psychology
Voting Member 9
Voting Member 9 NameCraig Ricketts
FirstCraig
TitleAssistant Professor
LastRicketts
DepartmentEngineering Technology
Voting Member 10
Voting Member 10 NameTracy Miller-Tomlinson
FirstTracy
LastMiller-Tomlinson
TitleAssociate Professor
DepartmentEnglish
Voting Member 11 NameMaria Gurrola
Voting Member 11
FirstMaria
LastGurrola
DepartmentSocial Work
TitleAssociate Professor
Voting Member 12 NameMolly Molloy
Voting Member 12
FirstMolly
TitleProfessor
LastMolloy
DepartmentLibrary Admin.
Voting Member 13
Voting Member 13 NameLoui Reyes
FirstLoui
LastReyes
TitleGraduate School Dean
DepartmentGraduate
Voting Member 14 NameSherry Mills
Voting Member 14
FirstSherry
LastMills
TitleProfessor Emerita
DepartmentAccounting & Information Systems
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Voting Member 15
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Voting Member 16
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Lastn/a
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Voting Member 18
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Voting Member 64
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Voting Member 66
Voting Member 67
Voting Member 68
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Members
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 1
FirstDavid
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 1 NameDavid Smith
LastSmith
TitleDirector of Assessment
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 2
DepartmentOAP
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 2 NameDan Howard
FirstDan
LastHoward
TitleVice President and Provost
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 3
DepartmentOffice of the Provost
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 4
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 5
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 6
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 7
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 8
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 9
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 10
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 11
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 12
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 13
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 14
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 15
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 16
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 17
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 18
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 19
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 20
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 21
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 22
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 23
Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 24
MEETINGS & ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
What university office/function provides administrative support to this board?

Office of Associate Provost

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

There doesn't seem to be an official requirement of meetings to be attended yearly by the members of the committee.

Was the requirement for the number of meetings met?Yes
List of Meeting Dates

All of our meetings were scheduled for one hour.

9.15.16
10.20.16
11.17.16
1.19.17
2.16.17
3.16.17
4.20.17

Major Accomplishments

In the Fall, the AST and CASL-GE committees were charged with evaluating the departmental outcome assessment reports from the NMSU Main campus. Approximately 100 reports were evaluated among the committee members. David Smith provided training and a rubric before we began the evaluation and reporting process which culminated at the end of the Fall semester.
In the Spring, 2017, the AST committee hosted the Peer Review Network and the Teaching With the Stars events.


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