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 Organizational Structure for FAMU Assessment Activities and Committees Responsibilities

 

 Institutional Assessment Committees

Institutional Level Assessment Committee (ILAC)


General Education Assessment Committee (GEAC)

College/School/Program/Divisional Level Assessment Committee (CLAC/SLAC/PLAC/DLAC)


Institutional Level Assessment Committee (ILAC)

The Institutional Level Assessment Committee (ILAC) was formed to provide leadership in the implementation of the university’s assessment system. The ILAC committee spearheads the development and monitoring of the implementation of FAMU’s assessment processes. Below are specific roles and responsibilities of ILAC

Specific Roles and Responsibilities of ILAC include:

  • ·         Providing leadership for the development and implementing of campus-wide institutional assessment strategies.
  • ·         Establishing and monitor the annual assessment calendar
  • ·         Reviewing submitted assessment reports against plans submitted by instructional programs, administrative and educational support services and recommending revisions as appropriate.
  • ·         Recommending the development, acquisition and use of attitudinal and other types of surveys/questionnaires as institutional assessment instruments.
  • ·         Verifying that assessment results have been used for programmatic or service improvements (“closing the loop”)
  • ·         Assessing the institutional assessment practices and making recommendations to the administration (Provost, President and BOT) for strengthening the assessment of teaching and learning processes
  • ·         Recommending channels and the types of information that can be routinely communicated campus-wide and to the external constituencies/stakeholders

General Education Assessment Committee (GEAC)

The University recognizes that a liberal arts foundation is essential to supporting the process of learning in the respective program majors. For this reason, in August 2004, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs appointed members to the newly formed General Education Assessment Committee (GEAC). This committee’s major charge is to provide oversight and leadership for the design, development and implementation of a systematic general education assessment plan for the university.

The GEAC is comprised of representatives from the following programs and areas: Arts and Sciences (Biology, English, Math, and Philosophy), Business, Journalism, Nursing, Pharmacy, two undergraduate students and two Faculty Senate members.

Specific roles and responsibilities of GEAC include:

  • ·         Establishing and streamlining a systematic process for the assessment of the general education program
  • ·         Identifying college-level knowledge and competencies for the general education program that are linked to FAMU's mission and goals and Florida State accountability systems
  • ·         Developing an assessment plan for general education program
  • ·         Monitoring the implementation of the planned general education assessment activities
  • ·         Recommending appropriate assessment strategies to the Institutional Level Assessment Committee
  • ·         Providing documentation about the results of State mandated assessments of core specific skills and abilities. Specifically, providing evidence that FAMU graduates have attained the expected core knowledge and competencies
  • ·         Furnishing the Institutional Level Assessment Committee with the results of general education assessments
  • ·         Documenting evidence that the assessment results have been used for the improvement of the general education program.
  • ·         Recommending strategies for strengthening the outcomes of the general education program


College/School/Program/Divisional Level Assessment Committee (P/DLAC)

The College/School/Program/Divisional Level Assessment Committee is charged with providing leadership for the design, development and implementation of a systematic program/departmental assessment plan and Overseeing assessment activities across the curriculum/functional areas.

Specific roles and responsibilities of the Program/Departmental Level Assessment Committee:

  • ·         Providing leadership in identifying program/departmental learning outcomes/objectives linked both to FAMU's mission and goals
  • ·         Providing leadership in identifying appropriate assessment methods/strategies to measure learning outcomes/performance at the program level
  • ·         Monitoring and documenting opportunities provided for students to actively demonstrate their knowledge, skills/abilities, values and development at the program level
  • ·         Supervising program level assessment data collection, analysis and interpretation relative to students' ability to achieve the learning objectives
  • ·         Sharing program level assessment results with curriculum committee and other appropriate groups
  • ·         Devising strategies for using assessment results to improve student learning, courses, programs, and services
  • ·         Ensuring that feedback from program level assessments is provided to students and other stakeholders
  • ·         Preparing and submitting, with the approval of the dean, requested assessment results to the university committee
  • ·         Recommending to the university committee assessment information approved by the dean to meet externally mandated reports
  • ·         Recommending desirable changes to the general education program assessment approach to the university committee.