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University Assessment Committee - UTDPP1098

Policy Statement

The University Assessment Committee (UAC) is a University-wide Standing Committee.

The UAC serves as the primary agency in coordinating the assessment of student learning. The UAC monitors, updates, and conducts periodic reviews of assessment efforts within the colleges, schools, and other units on campus. It serves as a resource for areas seeking to enhance their assessment efforts. It makes recommendations regarding institutional data collection and analysis, technological interfaces that support assessment, and support for faculty to translate their educational goals into teaching practice to improve student learning. Each year, the UAC will set committee goals in keeping with its primary duties.

The Committee is charged to perform the following duties:

  1. To encourage the creation and maintenance of an assessment climate that promotes the meaningful use of assessment data;
  2. To review and disseminate information to faculty on best practices for student learning outcomes assessment;
  3. To serve as a vehicle for communication and facilitate information sharing across units; and,
  4. To promote the improvement of processes and celebration of successes of assessment across campus.

The voting members will include one faculty member from each of the seven schools; three members from any of the administrative units (Student Affairs, Information Resources, Facilities, Library, Budget, Advancement, Institutional Research, Honors College, Diversity, and Public Affairs); one undergraduate student; and one graduate student.

Non-voting ex-officio members will include the Director of Academic Assessment or his/her designee, and the Chair of the Committee on Effective Teaching or his/her designee.

Policy History

  • Issued: 2016-03-15
  • Editorial Amendments: 2022-07-27