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Minutes of the March 19, 2008 AOC meeting

Submitted by Deborah Viles
Action items in bold.

Attending: Guests: Mary Ann Shea, Clayton Lewis; members: Mike Grant, Perry Sailor, Lou McClelland, Terry Mayes, Ken Wilson, Keith Maskus, Rolf Norgaard, Merrill Lessley, John Stevenson, Steve Jones

Absent: Lisa Severy, Jane Curtis, Ronald Melicher, Sam Fitch

  1. FTEP proposal (attached): Clayton and Mary Ann presented their Colorado Learning Analysis Studies proposal asking for the support of the AOC. They consider the AOC to be a prime stakeholder. They encourage the committee to read the report generated by the pilot project at: http://www.colorado.edu/ftep. The AOC supports the proposal. Some questions raised about the process:
    1. How do you find students to participate? They are paid $25 for their timeóthis year the goal is to have 75 students participate.
    2. How will this information be used in conjunction with the data from senior survey and other instruments? Mary Ann notes that the senior survey open-ended questions tend to draw responses about the institution, while this study focuses more on student learning and the classroom experience.
    3. Are faculty paid for their time during the summer? Thatís not in the plans.
    4. Might the committee consider a longitudinal study?
  2. Protocol for unit annual reports: The AOC agreed that the assessment questions used for the PRP reports will also be used for the annual reports. This will allow units to build an assessment portfolio for the PRP itself. The committee further agreed that units should be reminded of their learning goals as stated in the catalog.
    Samís list of questions was discussed as a starting place for the PRP questions. Samís questions are pasted below for reference. The committee agreed to consider using general questions like these for all the clusters rather than trying to create individual question sets for each cluster. Possible revisions to the question set are in bold.

Questions for Units Undergoing Program Review Regarding Outcomes Assessment
(jsf 2/14/08 draft)

Undergraduate

  1. The curriculum goals of the unit, as stated in the catalog, are as follows: Are these goals still accurate/current or do they need to be revised?
  2. During the last review period, how has the department/program assessed the extent to which it has accomplished those curriculum goals?
  3. What has the department/program concluded with respect to the outcomes and academic rigor of its undergraduate curriculum?
  4. What changes in the curriculum or in major requirements have occurred as a result of your assessment of undergraduate program outcomes?
  5. Where is the unitís assessment evidence posted? Please provide the url here.

Graduate

  1. What are the department/programís graduate curriculum goals? How often are these goals reevaluated?
  2. During the last review period, how has the department/program assessed the extent to which it has accomplished those curriculum goals?
  3. What has the department/program concluded with respect to the outcomes and academic rigor of its graduate curriculum?
  4. What changes in the curriculum or in degree requirements have occurred as a result of your assessment of graduate program outcomes?
  5. Where is the unitís assessment evidence posted? Please provide the url here.

The committee will submit any additional questions or suggestions for revision to Deborah, who will circulate drafts.

Next meeting: Tuesday, April 22, 2-3:30 p.m., UMC 382.

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Last revision 04/03/08


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