Office: Room 326
College of Business
The purpose of the UAC is to help foster a culture of assessment within the University community where the collection, reporting, analysis, and utilization of assessment data is transparent and done with integrity. Assessment at Ferris State University is woven throughout the university. The UAC aims to provide clarity and focus on the assessment of student learning.
The Higher Learning Commission HLC Criterion 4 (Teaching and Learning; Evaluation and Improvement) states, in part: "The institution engages in ongoing assessment of student learning as part of its commitment to the educational outcomes of its students. The institution has effective processes for assessment of student learning and for achievement of learning goals in academic and cocurricular offerings. The institution uses the information gained from assessment to improve student learning. The institution’s processes and methodologies to assess student learning reflect good practice, including the substantial participation of faculty, instructional and other relevant staff members."
The UAC committee is faculty driven with representation from other areas of assessment at the University, and it is charged with the following:
The UAC follows a process that fosters shared governance and ensures that all constituents have the opportunity and the guidance needed to participate in the assessment process. At FSU, the planning, implementation, and review of assessment is overseen by the University Assessment Committee (UAC), University Curriculum Committee (UCC), and Academic Program Review Council (APRC). The UAC provides documentation of it's purpose and procedures in the UAC Operations Manual and the UAC Handbook, which are both approved by the Academic Senate.
The UAC review is consultative by nature. Programs and departments have diverse needs and requirements and can set assessment practices that the program or department implement across courses. The UAC has developed a process with forms and criteria, to assist programs with a better understanding of the expectations of assessment plans and documentation of the results.
There are 3 main areas where the UAC operates:
Download the Word document forms from the pages below:
If you have questions or to consult with the UAC, please contact us at [email protected].
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The UAC Chair will hold a 1-hour a week office hour for anyone to drop in to ask questions related to assessment and the UAC processes and procedures.