Assessment Committee

A Commitment to Assessment

The Indiana University South Bend Assessment Committee grew from the University’s strong commitment to providing the best possible education for its students.

In 1995 the Assessment Committee developed an ambitious plan for implementing and monitoring assessment of student learning in all campus departments and for the Committee’s own activities and governance. This document, IU South Bend Plan for Assessing Student Achievement, was submitted to and approved by the NCA, the (then) accrediting body of IU South Bend. continue reading >>

Assessment Committee Grants

If you have an idea for a great assessment project or tool you would like to try, the assessment committee encourages you to apply for an assessment grant. These grants, for up to $3000, can be used for a wide variety of projects.

Taskstream

Taskstream is the software IU South Bend uses for assessment purposes and is accessed through one.IU using your login credentials.

If you are the departmental assessment contact and have not yet had training, please contact Susan Cress at (574) 520-4307.

Program Assessment Models

Need ideas and help with your program assessment? Explore assessment reports drafted at other institutions within your academic discipline (see below). Another great resource for best-practice models within a discipline are faculty professional associations (e.g. historians.org, acube.org, maa.org, etc.).

Assessment Committee Membership

The Committee is responsible for promoting and supporting the continuing development of assessment efforts at IU SB. The Committee is also responsible for advising the Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, who maintains primary administrative responsibility for IU South Bend assessment efforts. The Committee oversees and coordinates assessment activities by collecting annual assessment data from individual units, conducting periodic assessment reviews of units and of general education, and awarding assessment grants.

Constitution of the Academic Senate Article VII, Section 7-P

  • Senate Appointees
    Year 1
    • Linda Fisher | Franklin D. Schurz Library
    Year 3
    • Ganesh Vaidyanathan | Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics
  • Academic Affairs Appointees
    Year 3
    • Terry Shepherd | School of Education
    Year 1
    • Kevin Griffith | Counseling
    • LeAnna LaLime | Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences
    • Jason Resler | Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts
    • Matthew Shockey | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Ex-Officio
    • Susan Cress | Assessment Coordinator
    • Biniam Tesfamariam | Institutional Research and Effectiveness Officer