Mānoa Faculty Senate Assessment Committee
Minutes of November 2, 2009
Members present: Paul Brandon, Jon Goss, Wayne Iwaoka, Amy Schiffner, Jim Wills
Ex-Officio members present: Paul Adams, Marlene Lowe, Monica Stitt-Bergh, Halina Zaleski
Excused: Cindy Hunter, Phillip Ooi
Absent: Erica Clayton
Meeting called to order by Paul Brandon: 12:33 pm
I. Minutes of the October 16, 2009, meeting were reviewed and approved subject to the following revision of Item III. c. The Committee members agreed unanimously that we urge that the Senate submit a recommendation to the Chancellor to begin the development of a new strategic plan that includes Institutional Learning Outcomes.
II. The meeting agenda was presented and accepted by common consent. The agenda items were as follows:
a. Draft 2009 – 2010 MAC Work Plan
b. Draft Resolution to Include Student Learning Outcomes on All New and Amended Syllabi
III. The committee discussed the Draft 2009 – 2010 MAC Work Plan
a. It was agreed that the November activities, numbers 4 and 5, should be moved to December.
b. It was agreed that the OA would prepare their assessment reports in summary format and that the committee would review the reports and identify areas were assistance could be provided by the committee to improve the processes for specific programs.
c. It was agreed the AO office would identify appropriate peer schools for individual committee members to review to determine best practices in assessment. Committee members agreed to review and evaluate 2-3 peer institutions and report best practices to the committee for consideration and action as appropriate.
IV. The “Draft Resolution to Include Student Learning Outcomes on All New and Amended Syllabi” was discussed
a. Much of the discussion was on the 6th “WHEREAS” statement regarding accountability. Members provided various views regarding the draft.
b. It was agreed that the document would be revised based on the committee’s input and considered again the next MAC meeting.
V. Next Meeting: November 16, 12:30 PM. Purpose: To continue endeavors of the MAC work plan in collaboration with the Assessment Office and review the revised “Draft Resolution to Include Student Learning Outcomes on All New and Amended Syllabi.”
VI. Adjournment: Meeting Adjourned at 2:00 pm.
James R. Wills, Rotating Secretary
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