Academic Assessment Committee


The Academic Assessment Committee will provide oversight, identify needs, and develop recommendations and policies regarding institution-wide assessment of student learning in order to strengthen the university and enhance its accountability. It will also recommend changes in academic assessment processes; review the usefulness of academic assessment strategies, reporting strategies and feedback processes; and ensure that assessment data are used to inform decision making at all levels. The committee will support, fully or in part, faculty initiatives related to the improvement of academic assessment programs. The committee will maintain close communications with the senate, the office of the provost, the UCA Core Council, and other appropriate committees, administrative bodies, and academic units.


  1. Review individual programs’ assessment plans and processes and recommend ways for improvement.
  2. Advise faculty, departments, and colleges on assessment procedures and methods.
  3. Review and implement policies for reporting assessment data.
  4. Development and implement policies for dissemination of assessment data.
  5. Solicit proposals from faculty and award funds for initiatives to improve assessment.


Annual Report and Presentation: A written report shall be provided to the senate by April 1 of each year.  This report should summarize the body’s activities during the prior year, provide appropriate statistics and data, and outline planning for the following year.  The report should be approved by the membership of the committee. The chair of this committee shall contact the president of the senate to schedule a presentation to the senate by this same date.


  1. The Assistant Provost for Academic Assessment and General Education who serves as the chair.
  2. One faculty member from each academic college and one faculty member from the Honors College appointed by the respective dean. Members serve staggered three-year terms.
  3. One undergraduate student appointed by the SGA for a one-year term.
  4. A graduate student appointed by the dean of the graduate school for a one-year term.


Member Representing … Term Title/Role
Jacob Held Academic Assessment Permanent Chair
Susan Myers College of Business 2024 Dean Appointment
Donna Wake College of Education 2026 Dean Appointment
Michael Hancock College of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences 2024 Dean Appointment
Misty Booth College of Health & Behavioral Sciences 2024 Dean Appointment
Garth Johnson College  Sciences and Engineering 2025 Dean Appointment
Leah Horton Honors College 2026 Dean Appointment
Laura Niswonger UCA Core Council Permanent UCA Core Council Director/Designee
 VACANT Undergraduate Students SGA Appointment
 VACANT Graduate Students Dean of Grad. School Appointment



Monthly during the academic year.

Reports to


Agendas and Minutes


Minutes are sent to the President of the Faculty Senate. Report is due to the Faculty Senate by April 1st of each year.

Page Last Updated: May 24, 2022