College Assessment Committee


Wednesday, October 19, 2005

2:00 p.m.

Presidentís Conference Room

Administration Building



Members present:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Members Absent:

Kathy Bahr†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Don King

Mary Jo Carnot††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Steve Taylor

Margaret Crouse

Monty Fickel

Don King

Toni Mathewson

Sam Rankin

William Roweton

Robert Stack

Lois Veath


I.                    Review Agenda (handout)

II.                 No announcements

III.               Discussion of grant money available

1.      Assessment of advising will go hand in hand with the reduction of office hours

2.      Never been looked into before, may need a consultant

3.      Review of portfolio demands, if a lot of departments need portfolios may bring in a consultant

4.      A consultant our of Omaha

5.      UNO designed an electronic portfolio

IV.              Institutional Plan

1.      A dated document

2.      Roweton and Mathewson will revise the plan, take out dated information and insert HLC info

3.      Review current institutional plan this week and send it to committee members for suggestions

V.                 HLC document (handout)

1.      Document was created by HLC last April

A.     Sustained effort to assess and improve student learning

        History, what does your unit/department have in the way of history?

        What do you have to show it?

B.     Evidence that students have achieved the stated learning outcomes

        Need an outcome and measure that we think will measure that outcome

C.     Shared responsibility for assessing student learning outcomes

        Everyone needs to participate

        Employer surveys would also show how learning outcomes have been shown

        Also remodels under 309

        Also involves student surveys

D.     Commitment to improving student learning and educational quality

        Use of results to make decisions

        Institution is tied to budgeting

VI.              Other items

1.      Bahr will volunteer Kristal Kuhnel to write proposals for grants

2.      Higher Education Act is being revise

        Proposed amendment states that an institution cannot refuse credit from non-accredited institutions unless the course content is challenged

VII.            Next meeting: Wednesday, November 16 at 2 p.m.