Institute Assessment Committee (IAC)

The Institute Assessment Committee shall fulfill the Senate’s responsibility for receiving and reviewing program assessment plans and annual reports and convening, developed jointly with the Office of the Provost, an annual Institute-wide assessment event to present and discuss a summary of the annual assessment work.

Members, 2023–24

The Institute Assessment Committee shall consist of no more than nine voting members. Voting members shall be elected Senate constituents, with no more than one member from each department and, to the extent possible, with at least one member from each school, the Library, and, jointly, those departments not associated with a school.

  • Martin Dege, Committee Chair (Assistant Professor, Social Science & Cultural Studies, School of Liberal Arts & Sciences)
  • Craig McDonald (Associate Professor, School of Information)
  • Michael Buchert (Assistant Chairperson-Creative Arts Therapy, Visiting Assistant Professor, Creative Arts Therapy, School of Art)
  • Karolina Koczynska (Visiting Assistant Professor, History of Art and Design, School of Liberal Arts & Sciences)
  • Ana Cajiao (Visiting Assistant Professor, UG Architecture, School of Architecture)
  • Corinne Ulmann (Adjunct Professor – CCE, Foundation)
  • Peter Macapia (Adjunct Associate Professor – CCE, Grad. Architecture and Urban Design, School of Architecture)
  • Christopher Lee (Assistant Professor, UG Communication Design, School of Design)

A majority of the voting members shall be faculty, at least one shall routinely teach graduate courses, at least one shall routinely teach undergraduate courses, at least two shall be from the chairs category, and no more than seven shall be senators.

The non-voting members of the Institute Assessment Committee shall serve in an advisory role, be selected by the Provost, and consist of up to two members from the Office of the Provost.

The Chair of the Institute Curriculum Committee shall also be a member of the IAC as a liaison between the two committees. The Institute Assessment Committee shall be chaired by a faculty member elected by secret ballot by the committee. The chair shall be confirmed by the Senate by simple majority vote at the next meeting of the Senate.

Duties

The duties of the Institute Assessment Committee shall include but not be limited to:

  • Reviewing and recommending for or against the adoption of new or revised assessment plans, including recommending changes to those proposals;
  • Convening, jointly with the Office of the Provost, an annual Institute-wide assessment event to present and discuss a summary of the annual assessment work;
  • advising and supporting department-, program-, and school-level assessment committees; and
    consulting with other committees and students, staff, and administrators as appropriate.