|The university assessment
committee met Wednesday, March 30 at 3 p.m. in Jonas 103.
Present were Golliher, Termes, Earley, O'Neill,
Absent were Ellis, J. Miller, Calhoon, Downing, and
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
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:
- Business Administration
- Business Education
- Entreprenuerial Studies
- Health Services Administration
- Human Resource Management
- 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.