Reports to the Office of the Provost
Assessment Council is an advisory committee to the Provost consisting at least two representatives from each college. Current membership includes 30 members who represent 25 curricular and co-curricular departments and offices across campus.
Purpose: To provide information, advice and counsel to the Office of the Provost in matters of assessment. The Council will support the Director of Assessment in the charge to administer a comprehensive, continual, multidimensional assessment program of student learning outcomes and evaluation of academic programs, collaborating with campus units to integrate assessment and evaluation efforts across campus, and integrating assessment activities and results with accreditation processes. This includes but is not limited to 1) monitoring the Higher Learning Commission Quality Initiative Project (QIP) assessment process; 2) reviewing current assessment tools used to assess institutional goals; 3) planning and implementing assessment training programs for the campus; 4) reviewing program-level assessment plans; 5) supporting general education program assessments.
- Ranked faculty from each college
- Representatives from the Division for Diversity and Inclusion, Student Affairs, Student Success, and Assessment
- Representatives from the undergraduate and graduate student bodies
- One representative of the academic administration
- The Director of Assessment
The Council Chair, the Director of Assessment, shall prepare the agenda and reports for discussion and consideration by the Assessment Council. Subcommittees of the Council shall be appointed by the Director of Assessment as are deemed necessary and appropriate for the timely fulfillment of the functions of the Council. Council members shall report assessment activities and Council discussions to the colleges, departments, and other units they represent.
College of Agriculture
Dr. Beth Walker, Animal Science
Dr. Wenping Qiu, Agriculture (Mountain Grove Campus)
Reynolds College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities
Dr. Andrew H. Homburg, Music
Dr. Erin Wehrman, Communication
Dr. Steve Berkwitz, Department Head, Languages, Cultures and Religions
Dr. Ethan Amidon, Criminology
Dr. Herbert Rodrigues, Sociology and Anthropology
College of Business
Dr. Libby Rozell, Associate Dean
Dr. Cathryn A. Van Landuyt, Information Tech and Cybersecurity
Kate Haring, Coordinator, Accreditation, Assessment and Enrollment Management
College of Education
Dr. Barri Tinkler, Dean
Dr. Ximena Uribe-Zarain, School of Special Education, Leadership and Professional Studies
McQueary College of Health and Human Services
Dr. Christie Cathey, Psychology
Dr. Letitia White Minnis, Associate Dean, McQueary College of Health and Human Services
College of Natural and Applied Science
Dr. Toby Dogwiler, Department Head, School of Earth, Environment and Sustainability
Dr. Steven Senger, Mathematics
Dr. Matthew Siebert, Chemistry
Assessment and Accreditation
Mark A. Woolsey, Assessment Consultant
Mary Bohlen, Assessment Consultant
Dr. Kathy J. Nordyke, Director, Citizenship and Service Learning
Brian Edmond, Coordinator, Management Information Systems
Diversity and Inclusion
Dr. Juan Meraz, Assistant Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion
Algerian Hart, Assistant to the President for Inclusive Engagement
Nancy Gordon, Director
Dr. Michelle Olsen, Director
Tracy Stout, Library Science
Dr. Kelly Rapp, Director, Career Center
Tara Benson, PSU Director Student Engagement
Dr. Tracey Glaessgen, Associate Director, Center for Academic Success and Transition & Director, First Year Programs
Meeting Dates and Times for 2023–2024
September at 10 a.m.
October at 10 a.m.
November at 10 a.m.
February at 10 a.m.
March at 10 a.m.
April at 10 a.m.
Updated July 19, 2023