Provost's Assessment Advisory Committee

The Provost's Assessment Advisory Committee is an advisory body to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs that is charged with ensuring that University at Albany policies, procedures, and guidelines regarding assessment-related activities meet internal needs and external mandates
Committee Charge: The Advisory Committee's charge can be broken down into three goals that shape its agenda. They are:

Goal 1
: Participate in drafting an Institutional Assessment Plan and periodically review and update that plan.

Goal 2: Work with the Vice Presidents and Deans to create organizational structures to implement and support assessment within each division by:

a.) Prompting units to identify their mission, goals, and objectives within the framework of the institution's mission;
b.) Assisting units in determining how to measure whether their goals and objectives are being achieved and how to use evaluative measures to improve services and processes;
c.) Developing linkages between the assessment process and planning and resource allocation functions; and
d.) Aiding units to document these processes of evaluation and improvement.

Goal 3: By virtue of Goals 1 and 2, the Provost's Assessment Advisory Committee will play a significant role in positioning the University to comply with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education's (MSCHE) accreditation standards. This committee is expected to review the MSCHE Periodic Review Report due in June 2005, and to play a major role in drafting the 2010 MSCHE Self-study Report.

General Support for Assessment:

Depending heavily upon the Director of Assessment and the Assistant Vice President for Strategic Planning and Assessment, the Advisory Committee will be asked to:

a.) Prepare an inventory of past, present, and future assessment activities.
b.) Help to identify and disseminate assessment best practices.
c.) Maintain a website making assessment resources available to faculty and staff.
d.) Maintain a library of campus assessment documents to be used in the preparation of summary reports for Middle States, site visits, and for internal departmental use.
e.) Assist committee members in organizing and implementing divisional assessment activities.


Minutes of Meetings
Click on the links below for minutes of the Advisory Committee's meetings

October 12, 2004
November 12, 2004
December 10, 2004
February 9, 2005