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

CONTACT INFORMATIONFor the person completing this report.
NameSusan Beck
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INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOARD
Official Name of the BoardCommittee for the Assessment of Student Learning in General Education (CASL-GE)
Effective date of establishment08/2011
Authorized byProvost
Board Reports To (if applicable)Director of Assessment
Scope of ImpactCampus
Type of BoardStanding
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
What is the process for selecting a chair?

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

Chair for 2018-19 Academic Year
NameSusan Beck
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Co-Chair for 2018-19 Academic Year
Additional Membership Details
Members are appointed byAs Individuals
Position appointment description

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

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.

Member List
Name Title Member Type
Susan Beck Professor Voting Member
Mary Ballyk Associate Professor Voting Member
Jeanne Flora Professor Voting Member
John Hartley College Assistant Professor Voting Member
Jiannong (John) Xu Associate Professor Voting Member
Cynthia Pelak Associate Professor Voting Member
Tauna Cole-Dorn College Associate Professor Voting Member
Randy McFerrin Associate Professor Voting Member
Henrietta Pinchon Associate Professor Voting Member
Rolfe Sassenfeld Associate Professor Voting Member
Anup Amatya Assistant Professor Voting Member
David Smith Director of Assessment Non-voting Member
Laura Grant Program Specialists Non-voting Member
Calixto Melero Institutional Researcher Non-voting Member
April Masson Executive Vice President and Provost Non-voting Member
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 a month.

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

9/11/2018
11/13/2018
2/12/2019
3/12/2019
4/9/2019
5/15/2019 (retreat)

Major Accomplishments

1. Developed critical thinking assessment instrument in the fall and implemented it to 370 students in 13 Viewing a Wider World courses
2. In spring, held 2 scoring sessions for the assessment instrument at the Teaching Academy
3. Explored developing a content module for course-embedded assessment
4. Revised membership so that specific members represent at least 1 of the 6
General Education content areas


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