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The Institutional Assessment Committee addresses and advances effective assessment of student learning at John Carroll University. The Committee meets at least three times each academic year. Meeting minutes are available in the committee's Shared Drive and upon request.

Fall 2023 Meeting Schedule

September 19: Agenda

The Committee is responsible for:

  • Collaborating with the Provost’s office to ensure ongoing systems of academic assessment, including:
    • Review of reports of programmatic assessment of student learning;
    • Advising and assisting the Core committee in planning and carrying out assessment of the University’s general education programs;
    • Implement and maintain processes for assessment of student learning at the institutional level;
    • Recommendation of changes and modifications in institutional assessment processes.
  • Reporting to various stakeholders and constituencies the findings of the assessment program and their implications for maintaining and improving the quality of undergraduate and graduate instruction.
  • Advising faculty, departments, divisions, and colleges on assessment procedures and methods.
  • Recommending to and collaborating with the Assessment Director to provide assessment workshops and seminars for faculty.

Appointed Members

  • Director of Assessment: Todd Bruce (current chair)
  • Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning: position currently vacant

Area Representative Members

  • Assessment Committee (Boler College of Business): Scott Moore
  • Department of Education: Yi Shang
  • Department of Counseling: Jen Haynes
  • Integrative Core Committee: Peter Kvidera, director
  • Student Affairs: Lisa Brown Cornelius

Faculty Representatives (elected at-large by faculty)

  • Sharon Kaye, Department of Philosophy (term ends in 2023)
  • Mindy Peden (term ends in 2025)

Staff Representative

  • Meghan Gibbons (Associate Registrar)

Student Representatives

  • tbd 

The committee typically elects its chair at the first spring meeting each year.

Meeting minutes are available in the committee's Shared Drive and upon request.


Date Agenda Other Material
December 17, 2014   Presentation
March 9, 2015   Presentation
November 18, 2015    
February 22, 2016 Agenda  
May 2016    
September 22, 2016    
October 20, 2016 Agenda  
November 29, 2016    
February 16, 2017 Agenda  
May 1, 2017    
October 9, 2017 Agenda  
December 8, 2017 Agenda  
March 1, 2018 Agenda  
May 10, 2018 Agenda  
September 17, 2018 Agenda  
November 26, 2018 Agenda  


Date Agenda Other Material
December 2020 Agenda Orientation
January 21, 2021 Agenda Core Orientation
February 12, 2021 Agenda    

Fall 2022 Meeting Schedule 

October 6 (Orientation)

November 3 Agenda

December 6 Agenda

John Carroll University participated in the Higher Learning Commission’s Academy for the Assessment of Student Learning from June 2015 through June 2019.  This page serves a repository for some of our materials.

More documents follow: