Academic Program Assessment (APA) Committee

The Academic Program Assessment Committee is charged with providing leadership for the design, development and implementation of major student learning outcome assessment plan and overseeing assessment activities across major areas.

  • Specific roles and responsibilities of the APA Committee:
  • Providing leadership in identifying major student learning outcomes
  • Providing leadership in identifying appropriate assessment methods/strategies to measure learning outcomes at the program level
  • Monitoring and documenting opportunities provided for students to actively demonstrate their knowledge, skills/abilities, values and development at the program level
  • Supervising program level assessment data collection, analysis and interpretation relative to students’ ability to achieve the learning objectives
  • Evaluating major student learning outcomes assessment and making recommendation to the VPAA for strengthening major student learning outcomes assessment
  • Sharing program level assessment results with academic review committee, curriculum committee, and other appropriate groups
  • Devising strategies for using assessment results to improve student learning, courses, programs, and services
  • Ensuring that feedback from program level assessments is provided to students and other stakeholders
  • Preparing and submitting, with the approval of the VPAA, requested assessment results to the university committee

Support Services Assessment (SSA) Committee

The Support Services Assessment (SSA) Committee is formed to provide leadership in the implementation of the support services university’s assessment system. The SSA committee spearheads the development and monitoring of the implementation of AU’s support services assessment processes.
Below are specific roles and responsibilities of SSAC
Specific Roles and Responsibilities of SSAC include:

  • Providing leadership for the development and implementing of campus-wide institutional support services (SS) assessment strategies.
  • Establishing and monitoring the annual SS assessment calendar
  • Reviewing submitted assessment reports against plans submitted by administrative and educational support services and recommending revisions as appropriate.
  • Recommending the development, acquisition and use of attitudinal and other types of surveys/questionnaires as institutional assessment instruments.
  • Verifying that assessment results have been used for programmatic or service improvements (“closing the loop”)
  • Assessing the institutional assessment practices and making recommendations to the President’s Council for strengthening the institutional effectiveness
  • Recommending channels and the types of information that can be routinely communicated campus-wide and to the external constituencies/stakeholders