University Assessment Committee

The purpose of the University Assessment Committee (UAC) is to foster an atmosphere of continuous improvement in both academic and administrative areas by providing assurance of effective, systematic, and evidence-based assessment of the Marymount experience. 

The University Assessment Committee is responsible for:

  • Overseeing mandatory assessment reporting for all academic programs and administrative divisions and reviewing other institutional assessment policies
  • Reviewing academic programs' student learning assessment reports and administrative divisions' assessment reports for compliance with institutional requirements
  • Providing guidance and feedback to chairs, program directors, and division vice presidents to help enhance the effectiveness of their assessment processes and ensure they are fulfilling regional accreditation requirements
  • Helping programs and units maximize the use of available assessment tools and resources and providing feedback to the Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness on additional data and resources needed
  • Analzying and articulating themes revealed in student learning and administrative assessments across the institution
  • Recommending changes or modifications to university assessment processes as needed
  • Preparing and submitting reports on academic and administrative assessment to the President at the end of Fall semester as well as an annual report at the end of the academic year.

Committee Membership

The University Assessment Committee is convened by and reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Enrollment Management. The UAC has two co-chairs: a Dean of an academic school in a two-year rotation at the invitation of the Provost and the Director of Institutional Assessment. In addition to the co-chairs, the committee is composed of:

  • One faculty member appointed from each of the four schools and Library and Learning Services
  • One staff member appointed from each administrative division of the university
The committee's deliverables include completed assessment report evaluation rubrics returned to chairs, program directors, assessment coordinators, deans, and division heads; reports to deans and division heads on annual assessment report results; a report to the President at the end of Fall semester on the results of the annual assessment reporting process and another report at the end of the academic year on themes in student learning, administrative assessments, and selected institutional surveys.

University Assessment Committee Roster

Committee Meeting Minutes