What's The Committee's Purpose?
The Assessment Advisory Committee provides leadership and recommendations on the quality and implementation of student learning outcomes assessment at Old Dominion University. Faculty on the committee will examine issues and solutions related, but not limited, to academic assessment support, resources, and processes.
Three Primary Roles for Committee:
- Conducts a review of academic assessment and provides formative feedback on reports, makes recommendations for action
- Reviews the university's annual academic assessment report and discusses progress toward our goals for continuous improvement
- Makes recommendations for professional development opportunities related to assessment, pedagogy, and learning outcomes research
- Review's assessment processes and resources to make assessment meaningful and manageable for programs
- Answers questions about student learning outcomes assessment and provides support to colleagues at the university
- Review's policies and procedures
- Makes recommendations to existing governing structures, as necessary, to foster a campus-wide commitment to improvement-oriented educational assessment
Benefits of the Committee to the faculty, college, and university:
- Strengthens assessment knowledge, capacity, and activities within the department and college
- Cultivates and recognizes champions of academic assessment
- Develops best practices within and across academic programs
- Serves as a platform for faculty to voice their needs and interests related to assessment and research
- Contributes to a campus-wide understanding of and commitment to improvement-oriented academic assessment
Advisory Committee Members
The committee is comprised of at least two faculty members per academic college, a liaison from Faculty Senate, and an administrative faculty member from IE&A. The committee meets monthly during the fall and spring semesters. Members will serve for 2 years and will be appointed by the Associate Deans.