Assessment Committee Minutes from February 8, 2008
Members Present: Shannon Ammiotte, Dawn Frank, Leslie Ray Henry, Dan Koopman (secretary), Larry Parker, Chrystal Paulson, Steve Potter (vice-chair), Ralph Shultz, Verine White, Andrew Thompson (guest)
At 10:13 AM Steve Potter called the meeting to order
1. The agenda was provided via e-mail.
2. Invocation was offered by Andrew Thompson
3. Minutes were read by Dan Koopman
4. Motion to approve the minutes: Chrystal Paulson
Second: Larry Parker
5. The chair noted that there was no old business to address on the agenda.
6. New Business consisted of a review of the Assessment Memorandum
The chair read the memorandum with comments and clarified points in the memorandum.
Discussion ensued regarding CAAP:
ü Are students with AA degrees pending the only ones who need to take the CAAP?
ü It was the understanding of The policy addresses both AA and Bachelors students who may not have taken the test during their first year.
ü Issues relating to departmental testing and potential conflicts relating to the additional CAAP testing.
ü As a whole, the institutional assessment serves as a valuable tool for both the institution and the student.
ü Two clarification issues were addressed regarding the make-up day as well as test security. Both issues seemed to be resolved readily.
ü The interim director of assessment will be assisting in the organization and implementation of the spring CAAP assessment.
Extended discussion commenced noting a variety of assessment issue including but not limited to:
ü Writing ability of students both in graduate and the bachelors of social work
ü The ability of departments to use their own tests or to make use of the CAAP for entrance, advisement and curriculum planning to better meet student needs.
Motion to adjourn: Judith Graham
Second: Shannon Ammiotte
Approve by unanimous consent.