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

CONTACT INFORMATION

For the person completing this report.

David Smith

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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)

Effective date of establishment

08/2011

Authorized by

Provost

Board Reports To (if applicable)

Director of Assessment

Scope of Impact

Campus

Type of Board

Standing

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?

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

Ryan Goss

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Co-Chair for 2017-18 Academic Year

Chair for 2018-19 Academic Year

Name

Susan Beck

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Co-Chair for 2018-19 Academic Year

Additional Membership Details

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 eleven (11) 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 university function/office is responsible for appointments?

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost

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.

Member List
Name Title Member Type
Ryan Goss Associate Professor Voting Member
Julie Fitzsimmons College Assistant Professor Voting Member
Susan Beck Department Head, Library Voting Member
Abby Train Program Ops Dir Voting Member
Cynthia Pelak Associate Professor Voting Member
Jeanne Flora Professor Voting Member
Jiannong (John) Xu Associate Professor Voting Member
Loretta Salas Associate Professor Voting Member
Peter Martin Professor Voting Member
Anup Amatya Associate Professor Voting Member
David Smith Director of Assessment Non-voting Member
Laura Grant Program Specialist Non-voting Member
Judith Bosland Assistant VP 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 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

9/19/2017
10/17/2017
11/28/2017
1/23/2018
2/20/2018
3/13/2018
4/24/2018
5/16/2018 (Workshop and Retreat)

Major Accomplishments

1) Analysis and presentation of the GE Social Awareness and Historical Perspective instrument
2) Continued development of a Critical Thinking / Information Literacy instrument
3) Supported the statewide and NMSU GE initiatives to improve GE outcomes for our students
4) Continued 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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