A Seventh-day Adventist Organization

University Assessment Committee

Committee Charge

(March 2013)

The UAC charge is to guide in planning and implementing university assessment framework and activities; to facilitate a forum for assessment; and to provide assessment support for the schools. The UAC reports to the Educational Effectiveness Committee and ultimately the University Accreditation Steering Committee. In fulfilling this charge, we will:

  • Guide in planning and implementing university assessment framework and activities:
    • Develop and update the university's strategic assessment plan including analyzing data for analytics
    • Guide university assessment processes
    • Participate in the writing of university WASC assessment reports
  • Facilitate a forum for assessment:
    • Identify solutions for assessment issues at the program, school, and university levels
    • Share challenges and lessons learned through research and publication
  • Provide assessment support for the university, schools, and programs:
    • Communicate regularly with schools on assessment expectations via the assessment specialists
    • Provide feedback to schools and programs to assist them in closing the assessment loop
    • Provide professional development in assessment
    • Guide development and validation of assessment tools

Committee Membership

Co-Chairs

  • Laura Alipoon - Chair, Radiation Technology, School of Allied Health Professions
  • Nancy Kawahara - Associate Dean of Assessment & Professional Affairs, School of Pharmacy

Members

  • University Services

    • Administrative Information Systems -
      • Mark Fletcher, Business Analyst
      • John Wical, Director
    • Educational Effectiveness -
      • Marilyn Eggers, Director
      • Ken Nelson, Associate Director/Institutional Researcher
  • EEC Subcommittee Leadership

    • Co-curricular - Kathryn Knecht, Co-chair
    • Wholeness Portal - Carla Gober, Chair
  • School Assessment Specialists

    • Allied Health Professions -
      • Laura Alipoon
      • Katherine Davis
      • Brigit Mendoza
    • Behaviorial Health -
      • Adam Arechiga
    • Dentistry - 
      • Eun-Hwi Cho
    • Faculty of Graduate Studies - 
      • Anthony Zuccarelli
      • Rafael Canizales
    • Medicine - 
      • Lynda Daniel-Underwood
      • Hansel Fletcher(for Basic Sciences)
    • Nursing -
      • Diane Mattheson
    • Pharmacy - 
      • Nancy Kawahara
    • Public Health -
      • Michelle Hamilton
    • Religion -
      • Leo Ranzolin
  • Schools

    • Allied Health Professions -
      • Ernie Schwab, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
      • Donna Thorpe, Director of Institutional Research

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