Academic Assessment Committee
The Mission of the Academic Assessment Committee is to oversee ongoing and meaningful academic assessment for all academic departments across the three schools at York College: The School of Art and Sciences, The School of Health Sciences and Professional Programs, and The School of Business and Information Systems.
- To provide college-wide leadership for academic assessment at the institutional, department and program levels;
- To build and maintain a culture of assessment by:
- Developing and maintaining a systems-approach to assessment planning, implementation, use of assessment results and evaluation of assessment;
- Monitoring assessment planning, implementation and evaluation on a 5-year cycle;
- Promoting development of assessment practices with respective department colleagues
The structure of the AAC is as follows:
- There are 21 members of the AAC. There are currently 18 academic departments represented. A representative from each academic department is designated to serve on the AAC. Members serve at their departments’ discretion/election. Some departments have more than one program.
- The Provost and the representative from the Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Strategic Planning
- A faculty member serves as Chair and will have a term of three years.
- Linda Gerena, World Languages, Literatures, and Humanities (Chair)
- Lesley Emtage, Biology
- Lindamichelle Baron, Teacher Education
- Jason Herel, Health Professions
- Kristin Davies, Behavioral Sciences
- Stephanie Store, Nursing
- Maki Hajikano, Performing and Fine Arts
- Boadnarine Bharosay, Accounting and Finance
- Yong Kyu Lee, Business and Economics
- Catherine Foster, Chemistry
- Jennette Allen-Mccombs, Social Work (BS)
- Shirell Roeback, Social Work (MSW)
- Derrick Brazill, Interim Provost, Office of Academic Affairs
- Nazia Naeem, Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Strategic Planning
- James Popp, Earth and Physical Sciences
- Diana Daus, Occupational Therapy
- Juana Ramos, World Languages, Literatures, and Humanities
- Melissa Dinsman, English
- Casandra Silva Sibilin, History, Philosophy and Anthropology
- Di Su, Library
- Thitima Srivatanakul, Mathematics, and Computer Science
- Galila Werber-Zion, Health, and Human Performance
- The members of the AAC work within their departments to support and develop assessment activities for each academic program, in order to ensure compliance, and to support student learning.
- The AAC committee provides a framework of criteria for program assessment.
- The members of the AAC review and provide recommendations on AAC assessment plans and reports.
- The members of the AAC provide assessment consultation to programs and departments as needed.
- The members of the AAC assists academic programs to assess ILOs and PSLOs.
- The AAC maintains records annual program annual assessment submissions via Program Assessment Plans and Assessment Reports.
- The AAC meets monthly throughout the academic year.
- The AAC collaborates with OIESP in offering assessment workshops.
Reporting and Communication
- The AAC reports to the Institutional Effectiveness Committee, co-chaired by The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning.
- The AAC Chair reports the academic assessment plans and results to the Committee on Institutional Effectiveness at monthly meetings.
- The AAC Chair submits a written end of year annual report to the IEC.
- The AAC Chair presents to the Senate each academic year.
- The AAC Chair presents to the Faculty Caucus as requested.
- Members of the AAC provide annual program assessment plans and program assessment reports to the committee which are posted on the York Assessment Management System (YAMS).
- Members of the AAC provide professional development workshops on assessment to the faculty college wide.