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Minutes of the university assessment committee

The university assessment committee met Wednesday, March 30 at 3 p.m. in Jonas 103.

Present were Golliher, Termes, Earley, O'Neill, Hemmingson, Meyers

Absent were Ellis, J. Miller, Calhoon, Downing, and Grey.

The director reported on his meeting with Dr. Cook and the deans. Dean Myers had asked that one of the other deans replace him on the committee and Dean Downing agreed to join the committee. Dean Meyer said that the college of education had discussed and agreed to separate the assessment plans and reports for the college. In the future they would be written according to the major, not the college.

Dr. Earley asked the deans to move the due date for annual reports to some time in the fall semester (perhaps Oct. 15) and the deans said they would discuss it and report back. Dr. Cook stressed that the deans and chairs play a key role in assessment and making sure that assessment is done correctly.

The assessment committee then discussed reports and plans. The suggestion was made that the director send a copy of the committee's rules on how to write an assessment plan to the deans.

 

 

 

 

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The committee agreed that the following annual reports be accepted because they meet the criteria:
  1. Accounting
  2. Business Administration
  3. Business Education
  4. Entreprenuerial Studies
  5. Health Services Administration
  6. Human Resource Management
  7. Marketing
  8. Tourism and Hospitality Management

The committee liked these reports but believed that the next step was for each of the majors above should check their annual reports and make sure that the goals and data collected were appropriate to that major. The committee wondered if it was possible to break out the MFAT data and for each major to only use that data for that major. There was some discussion about whether the MFAT was appropriate for all business majors especially health services and entrepreneurial studies.

The committee voted to return the history report. The report should be rewritten to include a mission statement, goals, multiple assessment measures, analysis, and changes or uses made. The committee also agreed to return the sociology report. The chair agreed to meet with the deans and discuss with them individually the concerns of the committee.

The chair reported that he was going to Chicago next week for the North Central meeting and hoped to bring back more information on assessment as perceived by that body. The North Central visit to BHSU will be in 2002.

The next meeting will be Wednesday, April 5 at 3 p.m. in Jonas 103.