Identify student learning outcomes for each academic program
Assess the level to which we achieve these outcomes
Improve programs based on the findings and analysis of the results.
University Assessment Committee
The University Assessment Committee (UAC) provides oversight and assistance to academic units for all assessment-related activities to promote an integrated culture of meaningful assessment consistent with TCU’s mission.
The UAC is convened and led by the Director of Institutional Effectiveness and is composed of faculty, administrators, and staff who are knowledgeable about assessment and the types of processes that can facilitate decision-making to improve student learning directly and indirectly.
The Charge of the Committee is to:
- Consult on assessment processes, gather assessment evidence, and engage faculty and staff in assessment decision-making.
- Assess ambassador and dean meetings each semester to:
- Provide up-to-date assessment planning/reporting guidelines, forms, submission processes, timelines, and the process for dropping programs or changing program names.
- Discuss annual program audit to identify program director, number of students, accuracy of CIP codes, accurate program list and accuracy of information in WEAVE.
- Assess inactive programs (informed by query of students); evaluate the need to drop programs that don’t anticipate future students; promote awareness of add/drop programs and the Substantive Change process.
- Evaluate peer reviews and approve Student Learning Outcomes to assess feasibility and consistency with University-wide evaluation.
- Review annual assessment plans to assist with improving reporting content, including requests to add programs, in advance of review by University and Graduate Councils.
- Support the Office of Institutional Effectiveness to annually collect and aggregate assessment plans, reports and related documents for record-keeping and documentation for future accrediting visits.
- Recommend systems to ensure reports and documentation are in place for all Core Requirements, Comprehensive Standards and Federal Requirements.