Lansing Community College

The purpose of this Standing Committee of the Academic Senate is to provide leadership and support to assist faculty and staff in their efforts towards continuous improvement of student learning outcomes.

  • Committee Charter

    The Charter was approved by the Academic Senate September 4, 2015.

    Charge to the Committee
    1. Support a learning centered, data-driven culture that uses student learning outcomes to inform continuous improvement of the teaching-learning process.
    2. Assist, review, and provide feedback on the mapping of assessment methods and learning outcomes across course, program, and institutional levels to ensure alignment.
    3. Review evidence of outcomes and how those outcomes are measured for all Academic Programs of Study and Co-curricular Programs on a 4-year staggered cycle in conjunction with the Program Review calendar.
    4. Review, provide tools, and recommend criteria for writing, measuring, and reporting student learning outcomes.
    5. Provide feedback related to documents and processes used in the administration of Program Review, as well as participating in cross-functional meetings to encourage ongoing program area improvements.
    6. Collaborate with the Center for Data Science to ensure the integrity and efficiency of the assessment system.
    7. Collaborate with Academic Senate Standing Committees on issues related to assessment.
    8. Provide updates, as needed, about innovation and accreditation criteria related to assessment.
    9. Regularly report CASL's progress to the Academic Senate, retain committee approved meeting minutes, and maintain a representative membership.
    • The Chair must be an Academic Senator who is also a member of the faculty. A Vice-Chair, if needed, will be appointed by the Academic Senate President from amongst the membership of the committee.
    • 70% faculty (fulltime and part-time continuing contract status)
    • A minimum of 4 Academic Senators. No Senator may serve on more than one standing committee per bylaws.
    • 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 & 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


  • Committee Members

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

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

    Dana Cogswell (Ex officio)
    Director of Institutional Research, Center for Data Science

    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

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

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

    Mark Khol (CEWD - co-curricular)
    Coordinator of LCC East, Community Education & Extension Centers

    Zachary Macomber (Faculty)
    Economics, Arts and Sciences

    Rafeeq McGiveron (Administrative)
    Project Manager, Academic Affairs

    Rob McLoone (Faculty)
    English, Arts and Sciences

    Tracy Nothnagel (Faculty)
    Legal Studies, Technical Careers Division

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

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

    Jon Ten Brink (Ex officio)
    President, Academic Senate

    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

    Nicole Olszowy
    SAM, Arts and Sciences

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

    Gwen Telgenhoff
    Science, Arts and Sciences

    Jing Wang
    Mathematics, Arts and Sciences

  • Meeting Dates/Agenda

    All meetings of the Committee for Assessing Student Learning (CASL) are open to the public. The AY22-23 meeting dates are listed below. Please contact the Committee Chair, or contact the Academic Senate's Secretary for information.


    Fall 2022
    Spring 2023
    • January 13, 2023
      Agenda | Meeting Notes
    • January 27, 2023
      Agenda | Meeting Notes
    • February 10, 2023
      Agenda | Meeting Notes
    • February 24, 2023
      12:30 – 2:00 p.m. via Webex
    • March 24, 2023
      12:30 – 2:00 p.m. via Webex
    • April 7, 2023
      12:30 – 2:00 p.m. via Webex
    • April 21, 2023
      12:30 – 2:00 p.m. via Webex
    • May 5, 2023
      12:30 – 2:00 p.m. via Webex
  • Reports

    Assessment Reports
  • Projects

    Lansing Community College Assessment Plans
    assessment resources

Archived Meeting Minutes

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact committee chair Timothy Deines 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
Administrative Assistant to the Provost
Phone: (517) 483-1725
Fax: (517) 483-1845


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