Advocates for Scholarly Teaching

CONTACT INFORMATION

For the person completing this report.

David Smith

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INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOARD

Board Website (if applicable)

http://assessment.numsu.edu/committees/ast/

Official Name of the Board

Advocates for Scholarly Teaching

Effective date of establishment

08/2010

Authorized by

Provost

Board Reports To (if applicable)

Director of Assessment

Scope of Impact

Campus

Type of Board

Standing

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

Note: This purpose statement is being rewritten to reflect new priorities. This board will be transitioned to a new committee "Annual Academic Departmental Assessment (AADA) Committee"

Authority

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

MEMBERSHIP

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.

Chair for 2017-18 Academic Year

Name

Tauna Cole-Dorn

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Co-Chair for 2017-18 Academic Year

Chair for 2018-19 Academic Year

Name

Sarah Daughtrey

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Co-Chair for 2018-19 Academic Year

Additional Membership Details

Members are appointed by

As 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

Please describe how the membership is representative.

The committee consists of a total of 16 voting members: two from each academic college (five from the College of Arts & Sciences); 1 from the library; The Director of Assessment, the Dean of the Graduate School, and the Executive Vice President and Provost are ex-officio (non-voting) members.

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.

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.

Are terms staggered?

Yes

Are members subject to reappointment?

No

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
Sarah Daughtrey Associate Professor Voting Member
Tauna Cole-Dorn College Assistant Professor Voting Member
Michael Tapia Assistant Professor Voting Member
Tracey Miller-Tomlinson Associate Professor Voting Member
Larissa Lury Assistant Professor Voting Member
John Townsend Associate Professor Voting Member
Ryan Goss Associate Professor Voting Member
Paula Groves College Assistant Professor Voting Member
Randy McFerrin Associate Professor Voting Member
Mary Prentice Associate Professor Voting Member
Elsa Arroyos Associate Professor Voting Member
Barbara Gamillo Assistant Professor Voting Member
Martha Mitchell Professor Voting Member
Maria Gurrola Associate Professor Voting Member
Anita Reinhardt Associate Professor Voting Member
Molly Molloy Professor Voting Member
David Smith Director of Assessment Non-voting Member
Laura Grant Program Specialist Non-voting Member
Loui Reyes Dean, Graduate School Non-voting Member
Daniel Howard Executive Vice President and Provost Non-voting Member
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 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

9/21/2017
10/19/2017
11/16/2017
1/25/2018
2/15/2018
3/15/2018
4/19/2018
5/16/2017 (Workshop and Retreat)

Major Accomplishments

Note: the committee's duties have changed substantially from what is reflected in its current purpose statement.
1) Review and provide feedback on annual academic departmental assessment reports
2) Selected a first annual "Excellence in Assessment" award recipient: the Department of Anthropology
3) Assisted in the transition away from the WEAVE reporting system to a new, more flexible system to be implemented in fall 2018
4) Members served as liaisons to departments with respect to program assessment and assessment reporting
5) Reworked mission and goals statements to reflect the new directions for the committee


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