Mānoa Faculty Senate Assessment Committee
Minutes of November 16, 2009
Members present: Paul Brandon, Erica Reynolds Clayton, Jon Goss, Cindy Hunter, Wayne Iwaoka, Amy Schiffner
Ex-officio members present: Paul Adams, Halina Zaleski
Guests: Marlene Lowe and Monica Stitt-Bergh (Assessment Office)
Excused: Phillip Ooi, Jim Wills
Meeting called to order by Paul Brandon: 12:36 pm
I. Minutes of the November 2, 2009, meeting were reviewed and approved.
II. The meeting agenda was presented and accepted by common consent.
III. The “Draft Resolution to Include Student Learning Outcomes on All New and Amended Syllabi” was discussed. Several changes were suggested and recorded. Jon agreed to make the changes, and Paul Brandon stated that he would send the revised resolution to the committee for approval by email. If it is approved, he will forward it to CAPP for their review, since CAPP members had previously submitted a resolution on the topic to the Faculty Senate. If CAPP does not object, Paul Brandon will forward to the resolution to David Ross for the Senate to consider at its December 2 meeting.
IV. Marlene stated that she will send Paul Brandon the list of “peer, comparison, and benchmark universities” for him to divide among the committee members before the next meeting.
V. Paul Brandon briefly discussed the results of his informal meeting with a higher education assessment expert at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association last week. He reminded the members about upcoming meetings to prepare for the WASC visit and that the Committee’s work plan was posted on the Committee’s Laulima site.
VI. Next Meeting: November 30 at 12:30 PM. Purposes: To discuss the questions about assessment policies to ask of peer, comparison, and benchmark universities and to prepare for the introduction of the SLO resolution at the Senate meeting.
VII. Adjournment: Meeting Adjourned at approximately 2:00 pm.
Erica Reynolds Clayton, Rotating Secretary
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