Lansing Community College

This standing committee of the Academic Senate provides leadership and support related to academic courses and curricula to ensure that academic standards are maintained. 

  • Committee Charter

    The Charter was approved by the Academic Senate September 4, 2015; revised on April 21, 2023.

    Charge to the Committee
    • Support a learning-centered, data-driven culture that uses student learning outcomes to inform continuous improvement of the teaching-learning process.
    • Assist, review, and provide feedback on the mapping of assessment methods and learning outcomes across course, program, and institutional levels to ensure alignment.
    • Review outcome data and make recommendations regarding continuous improvement of student learning for all Academic and Cocurricular Programs.
    • Provide tools and recommend criteria for writing student learning outcomes.
    • Provide feedback on documents and processes used in administering Program Review and participate in cross-functional meetings to encourage ongoing program area improvements.
    • Collaborate with the Center for Data Science to ensure the integrity and efficiency of the assessment system.
    • Collaborate with Academic Senate Standing Committees on issues related to assessment.
    • Regularly report CASL's progress to the Academic Senate, retain committee-approved meeting minutes, and maintain an institutionally representative membership.
    • The Chair and Chair Elect will be faculty members who at the time of appointment are Academic Senators. A Vice-Chair will be appointed by the Academic Senate Executive Committee from among the membership of the committee.  The Chair Elect will be chosen and serve for the final year of the Chair’s term.  The Chair serves a 3-year term.
    • A minimum of 4 Academic Senators.
    • A minimum of 70% faculty.
    • Members from each of the following Divisions
      • Arts and Sciences
      • Health and Human Services
      • Technical Careers
      • Community Education and Workforce Development
      • Academic Affairs
      • Student Affairs
      • Finance, Administration, and Advanced Placement
    • Ex-officio Members
      • Academic Senate President per Senate Bylaws
      • Director of Assessment
      • Director of Institutional Research
      • Executive Director of the Center for Data Science
    • A member should not miss more than 2 meetings a semester
    Member and Chair Selection
    • Will be appointed under the direction of the Executive Committee.
    • No term limits
    • None
    Charter Approval

    The above Committee of Assessing Student Learning charter was approved by the Academic Senate on September 8, 2023; revised 04/21/23, 11/03/23.

  • Committee Members

    Heidi Jordan, Chairperson (Academic Senate - Faculty)
    Child Development and Early Education, Heath and Human Services 

    Brenda Brown (Academic Senate - Faculty)
    Business and Economics, Arts & Sciences

    Rick Caprario (Academic Senate - Faculty)
    School of Business, Arts & Sciences

    Dana Cogswell (Faculty/Ex officio)
    Management, Arts and Sciences

    Olga Correa (Administrative)
    Director of Chavez Learning Center, Office of Empowerment

    Timothy Deines (Academic Senate - Faculty)
    English, Arts and Sciences

    Amanda Estacio (Administrative)
    Open Learning Specialist, Center for Teaching Excellence

    Matthew Fall (Ex officio)
    Executive Director, Center for Data Science

    Melinda Hernandez (Academic Senate – Faculty)
    English, Arts and Sciences

    Karen Hicks (Ex officio)
    Director of Assessment, Center for Data Science

    Mark Kelland (Academic Senate - Faculty)
    Psychology, Arts and Sciences

    Zachary Macomber (Faculty)
    Economics, Arts and Sciences

    Rafeeq McGiveron (Administrative)
    Project Manager, Academic Affairs

    Rob McLoone (Faculty)
    English, Arts and Sciences

    Jesse Mills (Administrative)
    Testing Services Manager, Students Affairs

    Ann Mitterling (Faculty)
    Biology, Arts & Sciences

    Tracy Nothnagel (Faculty/Ex officio)
    Legal Studies, Technical Careers Division
    Ex-officio, President of Academic Senate

    Chuck Page (Library - co-curricular)
    Online Learning Librarian, Academic Affairs

    Danielle Savory (Faculty)
    Child Development and Early Education, Health and Human Services

    Kara Wiedman (Administrative)
    CMS Instructional Design Specialist, eLearning


    Assessment Coordinators

    Assessment Coordinators are non-voting members that offer assessment expertise and recommendations for designing and using student learning assessment plans in courses and across curricula.

    Gretchen Arthur
    Communications, Arts and Sciences

    Sarah Gardener
    Neurodiagnostic Technology, Health and Human Services

    Gerard Haddad 
    Economics, Arts and Sciences

    Tiller Landick
    Kinesiology/Health/Wellness, Health and Human Services

    Bryan Machin
    History, Arts and Sciences

    Justice Odiase
    Mathematics, Arts and Sciences

    Nicole Olszowy
    SAM, Arts and Sciences

    Danielle Savory
    Child Development and Early Education, Health and Human Services

    Jamie Stone
    Psychology, Arts and Sciences

    Gwen Telgenhoff
    Science, Arts and Sciences

  • Meeting Dates/Agenda

    All meetings of the Committee for Assessing Student Learning (CASL) are open to the public. The AY24-25 meeting dates are listed below from 12:30pm to 2pm via WebEx. Please contact the Committee Chair, or contact the Academic Senate's Secretary for information.


    Fall 2024
    • September 6, 2024
      Agenda | Meeting Notes
    • September 20, 2024
      Agenda | Meeting Notes
    • October 4, 2024
      Agenda | Meeting Notes
    • October 18, 2024
      Agenda | Meeting Notes
    • November 1, 2024
      Agenda | Meeting Notes
    • November 15, 2024
      Agenda | Meeting Notes
    • December 13, 2024
      Agenda | Meeting Notes
    Spring 2025
    • January 24, 2025
      Agenda | Meeting Notes
    • February 7, 2025
      Agenda | Meeting Notes
    • February 21, 2025
      Agenda | Meeting Notes
    • March 21, 2025
      Agenda | Meeting Notes
    • April 4, 2025
      Agenda | Meeting Notes
    • April 18, 2025
      Agenda | Meeting Notes
    • May 2, 2025
      Agenda | Meeting Note
  • Reports

    Assessment Reports
  • Projects

    Lansing Community College Assessment Plans
    assessment resources
  • Cocurricular

Archived Meeting Minutes

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact committee chairperson, or one of the CASL Committee members.

Contact the Provost

Administrative Building at LCC

Administration Bldg, Room 301

Sally Welch
Phone: (517) 483-1725

Laura Medina
Executive Assistant to the Provost
Phone: (517) 483-1725
Fax: (517) 483-1845


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