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University Assessment Committee

In response to the demonstrated need for more Saint Louis University faculty leadership of and ownership for educational assessment University-wide, in January 2017 the SLU Office of the Provost established a new standing committee: the University Assessment Committee.

Committee Charge and Responsibilities

The University Assessment Committee is charged with advancing the maturation of SLU’s academic program-level assessment efforts. The committee is also charged to support the fulfillment of our assessment-related obligations to our institutional accrediting body, the Higher Learning Commission.

Specific responsibilities of the Committee include the following:

  • undertake interdisciplinary faculty peer review of and feedback on degree and certificate program-level assessment reports, including student learning outcomes, assessment methods, results, and use of assessment data to inform changes in curriculum and pedagogy
  • advocate for online resources, assessment workshops, guest speakers/consultants, and similar professional development initiatives as needed

This University-level committee in no way competes with or negates the need for any existing assessment committees at the college/school/center or department/program levels. This committee is designed to offer University-level analysis of the work of such other committees in the context of institutional responsibilities for student learning, including assessment of student learning in the University Undergraduate Core Curriculum.

Committee Membership

The committee is composed of:

  • One faculty member from each college/school/center listed below, appointed by the respective dean (Note: qualified appointees should have direct responsibility for and/or experience with program-level assessment; faculty who serve in administrative roles are eligible)
    • Chaifetz School of Business
    • College for Public Health and Social Justice
    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • Doisy College of Health Sciences
    • School for Professional Studies
    • School of Education
    • School of Law
    • School of Medicine
    • School of Science and Engineering
    • School of Social Work
    • Valentine School of Nursing
  • One representative (with instruction responsibilities) from the University Libraries, appointed by the dean
  • The Assessment Director, who chairs the committee and supports it administratively on behalf of the Provost

To support continuity of membership, and to sustain members’ substantive professional development in the assessment of student learning, appointments to the committee are for 3-year terms.

2023-24 Membership Roster

Unit Representative
Chaifetz School of Business Mamoun Benmamoun, International Business and Director of Accreditation
College for Public Health and Social Justice Michael Elliott, Associate Dean
College of Arts and Sciences Evelyn Wisbey, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Doisy College of Health Sciences Elizabeth Gockel-Blessing, Associate Dean
School for Professional Studies Steven Winton, Leadership and Organizational Development
School of Education Jaime Welborn, Education Leadership and Assessment and Accreditation Coordinator
School of Law Lynn Hartke, Reference/Educational Services Librarian
School of Medicine Divya Subramaniam, Health and Clinical Outcomes Research
School of Science and Engineering Brent Znosko, Chemistry
School of Social Work Maria Morrison, Social Work
Valentine School of Nursing Ashley Schmuke, Nursing
University Libraries Paige Chant, University Core Librarian
Office of the Provost Marissa Cope, Assessment Director (Chair)