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Committee for Assessing Student Learning (CASL)

Committee for Assessing Student Learning (CASL)

Committee Charter

Purpose

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

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact committee chair (Peggy Dutcher) or one of the CASL Committee members.

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.

CASL Charter

Membership

  • Co-Chairs (At least 1 faculty member who shall be an Academic Senator)
  • 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

Term/Rotation

  • Maximum of 6 years
  • Stagger every 3 years

Committee Members

Peggy Dutcher, Chair (Faculty)
Science, Arts and Sciences
dutcherm@lcc.edu

Suzanne Bernsten (Faculty)
Web Services Librarian, Student Services
bernss@lcc.edu

Ed Bryant (Faculty)
Science, Arts and Sciences
bryante@lcc.edu

Kara Christensen (Administrative)
CMS Instructional Design Specialist, eLearning
chrisk21@lcc.edu

Barbara Clauer (Faculty)
Writing, Arts and Sciences
clauerb@lcc.edu

Dana Cogswell (Ex officio)
Director of Institutional Research, Center for Data Science
cogswd@lcc.edu

Michelle Curtin (Faculty)
Nursing, Heath and Human Services
curtinm3@lcc.edu

Dale Franks (Faculty)
Collision Technology, Technical Careers
frank28@star.lcc.edu

Karen Hicks (Ex officio)
Director of Assessment, Center for Data Science
hicksk10@lcc.edu

Joe Long (Faculty)
Surgical Technology, Health and Human Services
longj9@lcc.edu

Zachary Macomber (Faculty)
Economics, Business, Communication, & the Arts
macombez@lcc.edu

Rafeeq McGiveron (Administrative)
Project Manager, Academic Affairs
mcgiver@lcc.edu

Lisa Nienkark (Faculty)
Center for Transitional Learning and Writing, Arts & Sciences
nienkarl@lcc.edu

Glenys Warner (Administrative)
Director, Lifelong Learning, Community Education and Workforce Development
warnerg@lcc.edu

Meeting Dates/Agenda

All meetings of the Committee for Assessing Student Learning are open to the public.

Spring 2018

1/19/18
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2/1/18
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2/15/18
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3/2/18 (Cancelled)
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3/16/18
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3/30/18
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4/13/18
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4/27/18
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Fall 2017

9/1/17
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9/15/17
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9/29/17
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10/13/17
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10/27/17
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11/10/17
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12/8/17
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Spring 2017

1/19/17
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2/2/17
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2/16/17
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3/2/17
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3/16/17
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3/30/17
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4/13/17
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4/27/17
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Fall 2016

9/1/16
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9/15/16
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9/29/16
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10/13/16
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10/27/16
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11/10/16
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12/8/16
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Spring 2016

1/21/16
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2/4/16
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2/18/16
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3/3/16
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3/17/16
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3/31/16
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4/14/16
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4/28/16
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Fall 2015

9/4/15
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9/17/15
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10/1/15
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10/15/15
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10/29/15
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11/12/15
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12/10/15
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