Digital Measures Advisory Committee

Purpose, Organizational Structure, and Reporting

The Digital Measures Advisory Committee (DMAC) promotes cross-divisional collaboration in the collection and reporting of faculty and staff activity reporting. The DMAC reports directly to the Associate Provost for Assessment and Accreditation who represents the committee to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs and the Vice President of Student Affairs. The committee is charged to provide recommendations to the vice presidents on matters related to the direction and oversight for all faculty and staff activity reporting within the divisions.

Charges

Working through a model of shared governance, the DMAC is responsible for the following:

  1. Establishing the development, exchange, and the advancement of best practices and excellence in faculty and staff activity reporting;
  2. Keeping abreast of activity reporting updates and sharing that information with the campus community;
  3. Monitoring and evaluating processes and methodologies to maintain activity reporting, including modification requests, ensuring mechanisms reflect good practice and include the substantial participation of faculty and other instructional staff members;
  4. Providing guidance and resources to support activity reporting practices;
  5. Developing recommendations to help the institution achieve greater effectiveness and efficiency as a result of activity reporting practices;
  6. Evaluating the progress and outcomes of these charges on an annual basis, using data to inform the work of the committee.

Committee Membership

The membership of the DMAC includes the following voting members. A committee member may represent more than one group but represents only one vote on the committee. All members are responsible for serving as a liaison between the committee and their respective unit(s).

  • A faculty/administrative representative from each College/Unit* appointed by the Dean or their administrative designee (n=12)
  • A representative from Human Resources (n=1)
  • A Web Developer from Advancement and Marketing (n=1)
  • VPSA administrative designee (n=1)
  • VPAA administrative designee (n=1)
  • Associate Provost of Assessment and Accreditation (Ex-officio)
  • Administrative Assistant to the Associate Provost (Ex-officio)

Officers

Co-Chairs (2): co-chairs are elected annually and have the following responsibilities:

  1. Schedule meetings. Establish and communicate agendas. Facilitate committee meetings.
  2. Provide updates to the committee on initiatives, policies, and procedures.
  3. Support opportunities for the exchange of information between the committee and various stakeholders.
  4. Share advice and feedback to groups dealing with issues that are within the domain of the committee’s purpose.
  5. Appoint subcommittees and/or champions from within the membership to lead initiatives of the committee as needed

Secretary (1): Administrative Assistant to the Associate Provost serves as ex-officio member of the committee with the following responsibilities:

  1. Collaborate with the co-chairs to prepare meeting materials and facilitate logistics.
  2. Maintain official, committee-approved minutes and facilitate their distribution.
  3. Assist the co-chairs as requested.

* 1) Arts & Sciences; 2) Business; 3) Education & Human Services; 4) Engineering Technology; 5) Extended & International Operations; 6) Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning; 7) FLITE; 8) Health Professions; 9) Michigan College of Optometry; 10) Pharmacy; 11) Retention & Student Success; 12) Kendall College of Art & Design

Approved: October 2019

Committee Members 2019-2020

These individuals are, as part of the advisory committee, are important to the continued implementation process and determination of procedures related to the University-wide use of Digital Measures.

  • Deanna Goldthwait, Co-Chair, Executive Director of Student Affairs Budget and Auxiliaries, Student Affairs
  • Jennifer Hegenauer, Co-Chair, Executive Director of Research Planning and Assessment, Academic Affairs
  • Michelle Balliet, Administrative Secretary to the Dean, Michigan College of Optometry
  • Megan Biller, Assistant Director, Doctorate in Community College Leadership
  • Nina Davis, Administrative Assistant to Dean, Retention and Student Success
  • Tom Dowling, Assistant Dean, College of Pharmacy
  • Paul Hobart, Web Developer, University Advancement & Marketing
  • Angie Hollister, Administrative Assistant to Associate Provost, Academic Affairs
  • Jennifer Kailing Wallace, Senior HR Specialist, Human Resources
  • Nancy Moore, Administrative Secretary to the Dean, College of Engineering Technology
  • Linda Morris, Secretary, School of Nursing, College of Health Professions
  • Mandy Seiferlein, Interim Associate Provost of Assessment & Accreditation, Academic Affairs
  • Carol Sloan, Academic Advisor, Kendall College of Art & Design (KCAD)
  • Christi Swank, Administrative Secretary to the Dean, College of Arts, Sciences and Education
  • Jim Woolen, Associate Dean, College of Business

Last Update: January 25, 2020