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Minutes 04/10/2019

Meeting Minutes | April 10, 2019

Attended
  • Kevin Griffith
  • Jason Resler
  • Kathy Ritchie
  • Matt Shockey
  • Yu Song
  • Becky Zellers
  • Lisa Zwicker

Discussion:
  • Approval of “minutes” | summary of email “meeting” regarding the grant application was sent around
  • Update on assessment grants (Matt)
    • we expect grant applications from Gabriel Popescu in PoliSci and Gail McGuire regarding Carnegie Engaged Campus initiative
    • Becky asked for clarification about what grants are for; we briefly reviewed the (somewhat vague and open-ended) guidelines
    • Need to follow up on grant approved last year (2017-18) from education and see if we have a report from thempdate from HLC Assessment Conference (Yu)
  • Update from HLC Assessment Conference
    • review of what HLC wants from all academic programs
    • ongoing discussion of assessment data to improve student learning
    • evidence of this, including meeting agendas and minutes
    • Feedback through review of assessment
    • Differentiation of learning goals, SLOs for programs
    • isibility and consistency of SLOs
  • SLOs on syllabi (Yu)
    • HLC doesn’t explicitly say this is required
    • But, looked like it was assumed at HLC conference presentations
    • Senate Curriculum committee is now requiring this for new courses (as is CLAS; it’s a feature of the Carmin system form)
    • We discussed the feasibility of this, given variation across disciplines, issues about faculty autonomy w.r.t. courses, questions about reviewing and monitoring
    • Also discussed ways of encouraging faculty + departments
    • Discussed having a survey to departments about who’s putting SLO’s on syllabi and how, ideally coming from UCET
    • Lisa mentioned Betsy Lucal’s group on making a student-ready college – teaching transparency – might be good to reach out to them
  • Fall assessment activities (Yu)
    • We discussed having regular assessment coordinator meetings with lunch provided, presentations by either coordinators or enthusiastic faculty (like Lisa or Kathy?), gen ed coordinators, tips, success stories
    • would help make assessment faculty-owned
    • 2nd Fridays at 12:00 – Sept 13, Oct 11, (Nov 8?)
    • SLO Food as the title?
  • Committee membership for Susan Haithcox (Yu)
    • we agreed to invite her to participate as a non-voting member
    • need to remind Raman to get someone from the library, since Linda Fisher retired
  • Assessment Annual Report Form (Yu)
    • we discussed the two questions on the form, given that most re-use answers from previous years and just update the dates
    • talked about and agreed it would be good to add a third question asking for more detailed ongoing discussion about assessment:
    • Please provide evidence of ongoing discussion of assessment to improve [ensure? enhance? not undermine?] student learning [success?].
    • This would be followed by instructions that gave suggested specifics.
  • Assessment Annual Report 2018-2019 (Yu)
    • will be on next meeting agenda (or next online meeting.)
  • Next year’s committee
    • Since all are returning, we decided to vote on a chair; Matt will chair again (though he welcomes late challengers who want to contest the election)