Mānoa Faculty Senate Assessment Committee
Minutes of April 26, 2010
Members Present: Paul Brandon, Jon Goss, Wayne Iwaoka, Phillip Ooi, Amy Schiffner, Jim Wills
Members excused: Hazel Beh, Cindy Hunter
Ex-officio members present: Halina Zaleski
Guests: Marlene Lowe and Monica Stitt-Bergh (Assessment Office)
Meeting Called to order by Paul Brandon: 12:39 p.m.
I. The meeting agenda was presented and accepted by common consent.
II. Minutes of the April 12, 2010, meeting were reviewed and approved (unanimous) subject to revisions to items III and V and renumbering the last two items.
III. Resubmission of SLO Resolution to the Senate.
o The SLO resolution was not submitted again to the Faculty Senate for consideration this semester.
o The Chair reiterated and elaborated on his email message sent to the MAC on April 20, 2010 about the reasons for not submitting the resolution.
o MAC will consider resubmitting the SLO resolution next academic year (2010-2011).
IV. Assessment Policy
o The AO will continue to review the draft statement of assessment policies next academic year (2010-2011).
o Main comments by the committee members included: (a) shorten the number of statements; (b) pull the “procedural” statements from the various sections and put them into one statement closer to the end; (c) clarify the term “research” in Statement 6c and clarify Statement 7a.
V. Review of final MAC report.
o Recommendations About MAC Activities in 2010 – 2011—Add Item 5 for the MAC to reconsider the SLO resolution next academic year after gaining the Senate’s approval of the assessment policies statement and taking other steps, if necessary, to alleviated faculty concerns about assessment.
o The Chair will edit the report and post it on Laulima.
o Jon Goss (Vice-Chairperson) will attend the SEC meeting on May 5 to present and discuss the MAC report on behalf of the MAC.
VI. Other business.
o The SEC liaison will decide on the make-up of the MAC for next academic year.
o The following MAC members indicated that they are planning to apply for sabbatical leave during the 2011-2012 academic year - Phillip Ooi and James Wills.
VII. Adjournment: Meeting adjourned at 1:50 p.m.
Phillip Ooi, Rotating Secretary
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