Department Assessment Coordinators

Department Assessment Coordinator Responsibilities

  1. Promoting assessment within the department
    • Promoting active involvement in assessment activities by departmental colleagues
    • Promoting and assisting in the integration of assessment of student learning within the department and the institution
    • Disseminating information about assessment to department colleagues
  2. Coordinating assessment within the department
    • Working with a department assessment committee to oversee and monitor assessment activities within the department
    • Encouraging instructors to use the results from assessment activities to improve pedagogy and curricular programs
    • Convening a department assessment committee when needed, and facilitating assessment-related specific dialogue at department meetings
    • Planning assessment professional development opportunities (e.g., guest speakers, workshops, reading circles, and the like)
  3. Communicating with both the department and the Office of Academic Affairs regarding assessment
    • Keeping the Senate Assessment Committee informed of department assessment activities, issues, and/or concerns via a yearly department plan and report
    • Disseminating information from the UW Colleges Office of Academic Affairs and Senate Assessment Committee relating to assessment (e.g., assessment data, department reports, professional development opportunities, Town Hall meetings, assessment conferences, etc.) to the department
    • Participating in meetings with other Department Assessment Coordinators and the Senate Assessment Committee 
2017-2018 Department Assessment Coordinator Roster
Department Name Campus
American Indian Studies Gregg Jamison UW-Waukesha
Anthropology and Sociology Greg Peter UW-Fox Valley
Art Wendi Turchan UW-Fond du Lac
Biology Paul Whitaker UW-Marathon County
Business and Economics Jill Halverson UW-Fox Valley
Chemistry Breeyawn Lybbert UW-Manitowoc
 Communication and Theatre Arts Steven Decker UW-Waukesha
Communication & Theatre Arts Rebecca Stone-Thornberry UW-Marinette
CSEPA Christa James-Brynes, Bethany Reilly, Mark Hall, Luis Rodriguez UW-Barron County, Fox Valley, Marathon County, Waukesha
English Jill Stukenberg & Holly Hassel UW-Marathon County
Geography and Geology Keith West UW-Marinette
Health and Exercise Science Jared Dalberg & Christopher Jones UW-Manitowoc & UW Barron County
History Chris Stone UW-Manitowoc
Mathematics Deepak Basyal & Mohan Thapa UW-Washington County
Music Jeff Suarez UW-Rock County
Philosophy Tim Dunn UW-Waukesha
Political Science Margaret Hankenson UW-Fox Valley
Psychology/Education Jill Rinzel & Julianna Alitto UW-Waukesha
World Languages Marcie Pratt UW-Baraboo/Sauk County
Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Lisa Hager & Erin DeMuynck UW-Waukesha & UW-Fox Valley


Assessment Timeline: 2017-2018
Date Task/Activity
July 15 DACs submit drafts of final reports for 2016 – 2017 assessment cycle.
August 11, 2017 SAC/DACs Meeting. SAC replies to DACs regarding draft reports.
September 15 DACs complete and submit final reports to the SAC for 2016 – 2017. ($1000 to be paid to DACs by December 1, paid upon receipt of report)
2017-2018 Reporting Cycle
October 15 Preliminary department-specific/institution-wide assessment plans for fall 2017 submitted to SAC. ($300 paid upon receipt of plan)
January 2018 Academic Affairs reports fall semester results to DACs.
January 17, 2018 SAC/DAC/CAC Meeting at UW-Fond du Lac
February 15 Preliminary department-specific/institution-wide assessment plans for spring 2018 submitted to SAC. ($300 paid upon receipt of plan)
April 20 Spring department meetings (discuss data from the previous fall semester, how data will be used to improve instruction and upcoming department assessment plans).
May 1 DACs submit the preliminary report for the current year.
May SAC reviews preliminary reports
June 28, 2018 SAC/DACs skype meeting (discuss interim reports and review progress).  Academic Affairs reports spring semester assessment results to DACs.
July 15, 2018 DACs submit final report for 2017-2018 assessment cycle with spring data and DAC analysis added to preliminary report. ($1000 paid upon receipt of report)