Wilkes University

University Assessment Committee (UAC)

University Assessment Committee

Charge/Functions

  1. Support, promote, coordinate, and otherwise facilitate assessment activities and best practices to advance institutional effectiveness and student learning across the University;
  2. Ensure that goals and objectives developed by University programs or units are in alignment with the mission and are used for continuous improvement; and
  3. Communicate relevant information about assessment activity to all constituencies of Wilkes University. 

Committee Composition

One elected faculty member from each college or school and one appointed by the General Education Committee; two staff representatives appointed by the Vice President of Student Affairs; the Director of Institutional Research; a representative of the Farley Library appointed by the Dean of the Library; up to two additional assessment experts (from among Wilkes faculty, staff or administration) appointed by the Provost; and two student representatives, one undergraduate student appointed by student government and one graduate student selected by the committee.

The Faculty co-Chair of the Assessment Committee will be elected by the Committee.

Faculty members serve three-year renewable terms.

2016-17 Committee Members

Type of Representative

Representation Area

Name

Faculty

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Dr. John Hepp

Faculty

Business & Leadership

Dr. Justin Matus

Faculty

Education

Dr. Karim Letwinsky

Faculty

Nursing

Dr. Patricia Sweeney*

Faculty

Pharmacy

Dr. Jonathan Ference

Faculty

Science & Engineering

Dr. Yong Zhu

Faculty

General Education Committee

Dr. Kalen Churcher

Staff

Institutional Research

Mr. Brian Bogert*

Staff

Library

Ms. Elizabeth Sullivan

Staff

Student Affairs

Dr. MaryBeth Mullen

Staff

Student Affairs

Dr. Phil Ruthkosky

Assessment

School of Education

Ms. Judy Neri

Assessment

Associate Provost

Dr. Terri Wignot

Student

Graduate

currently vacant

Student(s)

Undergraduate

Christine Walsh, Lyndsey Shay

*Committee Co-Chairs


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