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 Academic 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 Strategic Partnerships 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.
|Sara Hooks||Early Childhood Education||COE||2020|
|Kimberly Miller||Cook Library||Library||2022|
|TBD||Chair, Subcommittee on Institutional Effectiveness (SIE)|
|TBD||Chair, Subcommittee on Student Affairs Assessment (SSAA)|
|Susan Flaherty, Chair||Chair, Subcommittee on Student Learning Assessment (SSLA)|
|LaVern Chapman||Inclusion & Institutional Equity|
|Elizabeth Carbone||Division of University Advancement|
|Karen Eskow||Office of Graduate Studies|
|Abram Fox||Honors College|
|Claire Holmes||Council of Chairs|
|Gary Levy||Provost's & Deans' Council / Middle States Liaison Officer|
|Louise Miller||Division Marketing & Communications|
|Leticia Romo||Office of the Provost / Academic Assessment|
|Ardys Russakis||Division of Strategic Partnerships & Applied Research|
|Carol Wettersten||Division of Administration & 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, Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research, Marketing and Communications, and Student Affairs – and shall include a representative from the SGA, a representative of TUSS, 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||Westley Forsythe|
|Administration & Finance||Carol Wettersten|
|General Counsel||Sara Slaff|
|Stratgic Partnerships and Applied Research||Ardys Russakis|
|Marketing & Communication||Natalie Dabrowski|
|Middle States Liaison Officer & Committee Chair||Gary Levy|
|Office of Assessment||Leticia Romo|
|Student Affairs||Jayson Schablik|
|Associate Vice President for Student Affairs||Anthony Skevakis|
|Towson University Staff Senate (TUSS)||Kelly Ward|
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.
|Susan Flaherty, Chair||CBE|
|Jason Rigby||Music, COFAC|
|Karen Eskow||Graduate Studies|
|Alison McCartney||Honors College|
|Leticia Romo||Academic Assessment|
|Michaël Dewally (Ex-officio)||University Curriculum / CCRC / Designee|
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.
|Anthony Skevakis, Chair||Student Affairs|
|Jayson Schablik, Co-Chair||Housing & Resident Life|
|Katie White, Co-Chair||Campus Recreation Services|
|Stephanie Easterday||Civic Engagement & Social Responsibility|
|Mollie Herman||Counseling Center|
|Allison Seeley||Health Center|
|Alison Peer||Student Conduct & Civility Education|
|Emily Tipton||Career Center|
|Taylor Sevik||Fraternity & Sorority Life|
|Elizabeth Purswani||Student Activities|
|Keiwana Perryman||Student Activities|
|Kathryn Knaus||New Student & Family Programs|
|India Leach||Student Success Programs|
|Dena Allen-Few||Military & Veterans Center|
|Carol Ridge||Event & Conference Services|
|Jacquelyn Patton||Graduate Assisant for Assessment, Student Affairs|