Committee for Continuous Improvement


The mission of the Committee for Continuous Improvement is to mentor faculty in seeking and applying improvements in our students’ educational achievements. It is comprised of full-time and adjunct faculty members, and other administrative staff as required. 

The committee 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 Institutional Learning Outcomes. The responsibilities of the committee are as follows:

  • Review, analyze, and make recommendations regarding assessment data related to the institutional learning outcomes.
  • Provide recommendations and develop action plans to improve teaching and student learning.
  • Review and recommend changes to the student learning outcomes assessment plan, institutional learning outcomes, 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 Members
  • Committee Chair - Jenny Tatsak, Ph.D., Chair and Professor, Communication
  • John Black, CPA, CMA, CIA, Chair and Professor, Accounting
  • David Dieterle, Ph.D., Professor, Finance & Economics
  • Laura Frost, D.M., Professor, Management
  • John Moore, Ph.D., CPA, Chair and Professor, Finance & Economics
  • Jill Peplinski, Clinical Assistant Professor, Communication
  • Thomas Petz, Assistant Professor, Information Technology and Cybersecurity
  • Karen Ponton, Coordinator, Online Course Quality
  • Bethany Rodgers, Coordinator, Student Outcomes Assessment
  • Ann Saurbier, DM., Chair and Professor, Management
  • Drew Smith, Director, Online Learning
  • Gregory Todd, CMA, Associate Professor, Finance & Economics

Role of the Committee Chair

The responsibilities of the Committee for Continuous Improvement Committee Chair are as follows:

  • Establish meeting agenda topics, beginning and ending times, and meeting location.
  • Guide, mediate, and monitor discussions, ensuring all committee members are involved in decision-making. 
  • Delegate committee member responsibilities and tasks. 
  • Ensure committee meets established target dates. 
  • Disseminate assessment instruments, data, and reports required for committee review and action. Document work of the committee in the Walsh College Annual Assessment Report and the ACBSP Quality Assurance Report. 
  • Update the committee’s action plan and/or institutional assessment plans as needed. 
  • Report the work of the committee and submit decisions and policy recommendations to the Curriculum Committee; the Faculty Senate and all-faculty meetings; and to the Walsh College Officers and the Board of Trustees as required. 
  • Report to the committee any decisions that affect the committee’s work.

Contact Us

For more information about student learning outcomes assessment please contact Bethany Rodgers, Coordinator, Student Outcomes Assessment at 248-823-1395 or bconnop@walshcollege.edu