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Shared Governance at Detroit Mercy: Assessment Team

Assessment Team

The Assessment Team shares best practices regarding assessment, reviews the assessment methodologies being used by each school, and identifies those schools in which assessment activities require improvement. This Team collects assessment information on a regular basis, compiles reports, and forwards information to key stakeholders including, but not limited to, Deans, members of the Assessment Team, and the Provost/VPAA. The Assessment Team analyzes collected data and makes recommendations concerning identified needs or gaps to enhance assessment, suggests continuing education, and documents strengths and weaknesses identified as part of assessment as well as efforts that occurred to address those needs.

Assessment Team Structure

The Assessment Team reports to the Provost/VPAA and is a twelve-member team with:

  • one representative of the Corktown campus
  • one representative of the Riverfront campus
  • one representative from each of the McNichols campus colleges/schools (selected by the college/school)
  • one librarian from the Libraries that report to the Dean of University Libraries and Instructional Technology
  • one representative from the Core Curriculum Committee
  • one faculty member selected by the MFA from among its members
  • two administrative representatives, one of whom is the Director of Assessment

Assessment Team Minutes

Assessment Team Operational Policies and Procedures

Assessment Team Roster

Corktown Campus
Maureen Van Hook (term expires 3/19)*

Riverfront Campus
Cara Cunningham-Warren (term expires 3/19)

School of Architecture
Kris Nelson (term expires 3/21)*

College of Business Administration
Mithu Bhattacharya (term expires 3/21)

College of Engineering and Science
Ioannis Souldatos (term expires 3/20)

College of Health Professions
Coni Burke-Schmidt (term expires 3/20)

College of Liberal Arts and Education
Joe Paszek (term expires 3/20)

Libraries
Jill Turner (term expires 3/21)

Core Curriculum Committee
OPEN (term expires 3/21)

MFA Representative
Kirstie Plantenberg (term expires 3/20)

Administrative Representatives
Lara Wasner, Director, Language and Cultural Training (term expires 3/19) - Co-Chair*
TBD, Director of Assessment (term not limited)

Invited Participant
Mary White, CHP (term expires 3/19) - Co-chair

*Served two terms, ineligible for a third term.

Assessment Team Charges 2018-2019

2018-2019 Assessment Team Charges

  1. Consult with individuals coordinating the implementation of Campus Labs and utilize the product for university wide assessment when appropriate including:
    1. define the current assessment form to include measurable definitions/statements for the respective outcomes
      1. this will include reviewing correlations between Outcomes Assessment & Core Curriculum
    2. Establish (or update) the timeline for data collection
    3. Add the outcomes and assessment to the Outcomes tool
    4. Assign the assessment to the respective units
    5. Communicate the new process to the respective units via multiple modalities (including updating web page)
      1. Provide training if needed and not provided by other areas
      2. Develop a training guide if needed and not provided by other areas
  1. Share best practices regarding assessment, review the assessment methodologies being used by each school, and identify those schools in which assessment activities require improvement.
  1. Collect assessment information on a regular basis, compile reports, and forward information to key stakeholders including but not limited to Deans, members of the Assessment Team, and the Provost/VPAA.
  1. Analyze the collected data and make recommendations concerning identified needs or gaps to enhance assessment, suggest continuing education, and document strengths and weaknesses that were identified as part of the assessment as well as efforts that occurred to address those needs.