Mānoa Faculty Senate Assessment Committee
Minutes of March 8, 2010
Members present: Paul Brandon, Jon Goss, Cindy Hunter, Wayne Iwaoka, Jim Wells, Phillip Ooi, Hazel Beh
Ex-Officio members present: Marlene Lowe, Monica Stitt-Bergh, Halina Zaleski
Excused: Amy Schiffner
Absent: Erica Clayton
Meeting called to order by Paul Brandon: 12:33 pm
I. Agenda was unanimously approved
II. Minutes from February 8 meeting were approved with minor revision.
III. Discussion of SLO Resolution
a. Paul reported on meeting with CAPP, at which there was some resistance to the SLO resolution. Some suggested revisions were incorporated in the latest draft.
b. CAPP voted on the resolution by email, and all 3 were affirmative. A formal vote is scheduled for the next meeting on 3/10.
c. Discussion of wording of the resolution ensued and changes approved unanimously in second “whereas” and resolutions 2 and 3.
d. Resolution approved unanimously for submittal to SEC regardless of CAPP vote.
e. Committee members should lobby their senators and come to support resolution in next Faculty Senate meeting
IV. Wayne reported on GSO and ASUH response to request for support of SLO resolution. ASUH will send resolution to its Education Committee. GSO is in support and will vote on a motion at its meeting on March 10. Wayne will report on any news.
V. Lobbying senators: see IIIe above.
VI. MAC memo on ILOs to SEC: unanimously approved. Paul will send to David Ross.
VII. Review of assessment policy statement. Subcommittee met on March 1 to discuss draft. Some more discussion. Monica will revise and circulate based on feedback. Further discussion scheduled for March 29 meeting. MAC will aim for a draft resolution to send to CAB and CAPP for consideration. MAC will invite VCAA to meeting to discuss policy document when it is ready.
VIII. AO assessment reports. Marlene reported on AO response to latest round of reports.
a. Offer to help departments who lack curriculum maps or published SLOs, or that have
no results or have not used their results.
b. Workshops on curriculum mapping for graduate programs
Focus is now on using results or “closing the loop”. UHM is making good progress in program assessment: Monica says we are better than UCLA! AO may change the format for its annual report. AO will share draft with committee before distributing to assessment coordinators and administration.
IX. Discussion of WASC report focused on question of assessment for co-curricular activities (non-academic degree-program related programs). VCAA office is considering how to integrate into the assessment process.
X. Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 2.00pm.
Jon Goss, Rotating Secretary
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