The University Assessment Council (UAC) shall be composed of two elected at large faculty members, one faculty member for each college or school with academic departments appointed by the Chairperson of the University Senate in consultation with the President and the Provost of the University, a representative of the Honor’s College, a representative of the Office of Graduate Studies, a representative from the library, one full-time undergraduate student appointed by the President of the Student Government Association, one full-time graduate student appointed by the Dean of Graduate Studies, the Chair of the Subcommittee on Student Learning Assessment, the Chair of the Student Affairs Assessment Committee, Chair of the Subcommittee on Institutional Effectiveness; a representative from the Council of Chairs, a representative from the Council of Deans, a representative from the Division of Innovation and Applied Research, a representative from the Division of Administration and Finance, a representative of the Division of Marketing and Communications, a representative from the Division of University Advancement, a representative from the Department of Athletics, a representative from the Resource Planning and Advisory Committee, the individual appointed in the Office of the Provost serving as the Middle States Liaison Officer, and the Director of Academic Assessment.
The purpose of the University Assessment Council shall be to provide guidance, structure, and support for the assessment of student learning and institutional effectiveness throughout the institution. Assessment is the ongoing process of establishing clear, measurable expected outcomes; systematically gathering, analyzing, and interpreting evidence to determine how well performance matches those expectations; and using the resulting information to understand and improve student learning as well as measure the effectiveness of Towson University in meeting student learning and institutional outcomes. Student learning includes the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and personal development attained through curricular, co-curricular, and out-of-class learning experiences.
|Connie Anderson||Interprofessional Health Studies||CHP||2018|
|Karen Doneker, Chair||Family Studies and Community Development||CLA|
|Sara Hooks||Early Childhood Education||COE||2020|
|Marina Cooper||Chair, Subcommittee on Institutional Effectiveness (SIE)|
|Jana Varwig||Chair, Subcommittee on Student Affairs Assessment (SSAA)|
|Susan Flaherty||Chair, Subcommittee on Student Learning Assessment (SSLA)|
|Elizabeth Carbone||Representative, Division of University Advancement|
|Janet DeLany||Representative, Office of Graduate Studies|
|Abram Fox||Representative, Honors College|
|Claire Holmes||Representative, Council of Chairs|
|William Huff||Representative, Athletics|
|Louise Miller||Representative, Division Marketing and Communications|
|Lisa Plowfield||Representative, Deans|
|Mary Ranadive||Representative, Library|
|Ardys Russakis||Representative, Division of Innovation and Applied Research|
|Ted Shusterman||Representative, GSA|
|Tab Uhrich||Director of Academic Assessment|
|Carol Wettersten||Representative, Division of Administration and Finance|
The University Assessment Council meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 2:30pm.
Appointments to subcommittees are for a three-year term or less, as determined by the Chairperson of the UAC.
The membership shall be determined by the Vice Presidents of the University divisions including the Office of the President, Academic Affairs, Administration and Finance, Advancement, Athletics, Innovation and Applied Research, Marketing and Communications, and Student Affairs – and shall include a representative from the SGA, a representative of TUSC, a member of the faculty elected by the AAUP, the individual serving as the Middle States Liaison Officer, and the Director of Academic Assessment. The chair is the representative of the Office of the President.
|Academic Affairs||Gary Levy|
|Administration & Finance||Carol Wettersten|
|Inclusion & Diversity||TBD|
|Innovation and Applied Research||Christina Morgan/Raquel Frye|
|Marketing & Communication||Deb DeFazio|
|Office of Accreditation & Compliance Services||Tracey Frey|
|Office of Assessment||Tab Uhrich|
|President's Office||Cassy Bennett|
|Student Affairs||Jana Varwig|
|Towson University Staff Council (TUSC)||Chris Jensen|
The subcommittee on Student Learning Assessment (SSLA) shall consist of two representatives (referred to as Assessment Leaders) from each college; a single representative for the Library, a single representative for Graduate Studies, and a single representative for the Honors College. Representatives shall be selected by the respective colleges based on their assessment expertise and/or experience. The Director of Academic Assessment and a representative of the University CORE Committee or their designee will as serve as ex-officio members of the subcommittee.
|Subrata Acharya||Computer & Information Sciences|
|Kent Barnes||Geography and Environmental Planning|
|Carol Caronna||Political Science|
|Susan Flaherty, Chair||Finance|
|Amy Koch||Art + Design, Art History, Art Education|
|Mike Krach (representing Sandy Spitzer)||Mathematics|
|George McCool||Foreign Languages|
|Tanisha Peterkin||Office of Assessment|
|Liyan Song||Educational Technology and Literacy|
|Kathy Subasic||Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science|
|Ronald Thomas||Instructional Leadership & Professional Development|
|John Turner||Electronic Media and Film|
|Tab Uhrich||Office of Assessment|
The subcommittee on Student Affairs Assessment (SSAA) shall be chaired by a representative appointed by the Vice President of Student Affairs and shall consist of representatives appointed in consultation with the Student Affairs Vice President’s Council.