Walsh College

Faculty Committee on Outcomes Assessment

Mission
The mission of the Faculty Committee on Outcomes Assessment is to review and act on results from assessment data related to the Core Competencies.  It is comprised of full-time and adjunct faculty members, the Assistant Vice President of Assessment and Institutional Research, and other administrative staff as required. The committee is chaired by a faculty member and meets on a recurring schedule as needed to accomplish its tasks. The committee reports to the Faculty Senate and the Faculty Senate will have final approval on changes or additions to the Core Competencies. The responsibilities of the committee are as follows:

  • Review, analyze, and make recommendations regarding assessment data related to the core competencies.
  • Provide recommendations and develop action plans to improve teaching and student learning.
  • Review and recommend changes to the student learning outcomes assessment plan, core competencies, and selected instruments.
  • Discuss and share assessment strategies toward establishing best practices.
  • Determine appropriateness of published instruments and review and revise self-developed instruments designed to assess student learning at the institutional level.

Committee Chair
The primary role of the Faculty Committee on Outcomes Assessment Chair is to act as a facilitator during each committee meeting. Additional responsibilities of the committee chair are as follows:

  • Collaborate with the Assistant Vice President of Assessment and Institutional Research to establish meeting agenda topics, beginning and ending times, and meeting location.
  • Guide, mediate, and monitor discussions.
  • Ensure all committee members are involved in decision-making.  
  • Delegate committee member responsibilities and tasks. 
  • Ensure committee meets established target dates. 
  • Report the work of the committee at the Faculty Senate and at all-faculty meetings as required. 
  • Submit decisions and policy recommendations to the Curriculum Committee, Faculty Senate, and Academic Policy Council as required.
  • Following committee meetings, the chair will meet with the Assistant Vice President of Assessment and Institutional Research to review follow-up actions and decisions made.

Assistant Vice President, Assessment and Institutional Research
The responsibilities of the Assistant Vice President of Assessment and Institutional Research are as follows:

  • Collaborate with the committee chair to establish meeting agenda topics, beginning and ending times, and meeting location. 
  • Collect and disseminate assessment instruments, data, and reports required for committee review and action. 
  • Update the committee’s action plan and/or institutional assessment plans as needed.  
  • Serve as liaison to the Academic Policy Council.
  • Report the work of the committee and any decisions made to the Walsh College Officers and the Board of Trustees.
  • Report to the committee any decisions of the Academic Policy Council, Walsh College Officers, or Board of Trustees that affect the committee's work .  
  • Document work of the committee in the Walsh College Annual Assessment Report, the IACBE Annual Assessment Report, and the ACBSP Quality Assurance Report.
  • Following committee meetings, the Assistant Vice President of Assessment and Institutional Research will meet with the committee chair to review follow-up actions and decisions made.

Committee Members:
Committee Chair - Ann Saurbier, DM., Adjunct Associate Professor, Management
Louise August, PhD., Professor, Economics and Finance
Laura Frost, Associate Professor, Business Administration
Maria Gistinger, PhD., Professor, Accounting
Renee Kreun, Assistant Vice President, Assessment and Institutional Research
Nan Poulios, Director of Information Assurance Center, Assistant Professor
Jenny Tatsak, PhD., Professor, Business Communication
Greg Todd, Chair, Economics and Finance, Associate Professor, Finance