Academic Assessment Committee


The Academic Assessment Committee (AAC) will provide oversight, identify needs, develop recommendation and policies regarding institution-wide assessment of academic programs in order to strengthen the University and enhance its accountability.  It will also recommend changes in academic assessment processes; review the usefulness of academic assessment strategies, reporting strategies and feedback processes; and ensure that assessment data are used to inform decision-making at all levels.  The committee will maintain close communication with the President’s Office, Provost’s Office, University Administrative areas, and other appropriate committees.  Committee members will serve in three year, staggered terms.  The Provost appoints the Committee Chair based on recommendation(s) from the Department Head of the Office of Institutional Planning, Assessment, Research, and Effectiveness.


The AAC's responsibilities include:

  1. Review individual programs' assessment plans and processes and recommend ways for improvement.
  2. Advise faculty, departments, and colleges on assessment procedures and measures.
  3. Review and implement politices for reporting assessment data.
  4. Review policies for dissemination of assessment data, and provide feedback to Institutional Effectiveness.
  5. Solicit proposals from faculty and award funds for initiatives to improve assessment [funding dependent].

Annual Report and Presentation

A written report shall be provided to the Faculty Senate by April 1 each year.  This report shall summarize the body's activities during the prior academic year, provide appropriate statistics and data, and outline planning for the following year.  The report shall be approved by the membership of the committee.  The committee chair shall contact the president of the Faculty Senate to schedule a presentation to the Senate by this same date.


Member College Term Title
Dr. Andolyn Harrison Education 2020 Dean
Dr. Augustine Dzathor  Business  2020  Assistant Professor - Management
Dr. Carolyn Hester  Professional and Graduate Studies  2020  Dean 
Mr. Clarence Williams  Professional and Graduate Studies  2020  BSW Program Coordinator 
Dr. Donald White  Business  2020  Dean 
Dr. Jacqeuline Harris Arts and Sciences 2020  Professor - Chemistry 
Mrs. Miloni Perera Office of Continuing Education 2020  Coordinator of Data Collection and Analysis
Dr. Patricia Johnson Education 2020  Associate Professor - Education
Dr. Rory Bedford Office of Continuing Education 2020 Director
Dr. Roshunda Belton Arts and Sciences 2020 Assistant Professor - History
Mrs. Shakira Hardison QEP 2020 Director of SACS Activities/QEP
Dr. Stacey Duhon Arts and Sciences 2020 Dean
Ms. Tasha Heard Office of Retention 2020 Interim Director
Ms. Tiffany Jackson Education 2020 Instructor - Curriculum and Instruction
Dr. Barbara Payne Education Ex-Officio President - General Education Committee
Dr. Ellen Smiley Academic Affairs Ex-Officio Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
Ms. Ulrica Edwards Institutional Effectiveness Ex-Officio Director of Institutional Research
Mrs. Shalena Johnson Institutional Effectiveness Ex-Officio Coordinator of Assessment
Ms. Catina Bowman  Institutional Effectiveness Ex-Officio Administrative Assistant 
Mrs. Joann Brown Academic Affairs Ex-Officio Special Assistant
Ms. LeKicia Loyd Academic Affairs Ex-Officio Executive Assistant

Committee Files

Meeting Date Meeting Agenda Meeting Minutes Attachments