Assessment Council

Assessment Council is an advisory committee to the Provost consisting at least two representatives from each college. Current membership includes 35 members who represent 25 curricular and co-curricular departments and offices across campus.


(updated, 2018) 

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; and (5) supporting general education program assessments.  

Members include:  

  • Ranked faculty from each college

  • Representatives from the Division for Diversity & Inclusion, Student Affairs, and Student Development and Public Affairs 

  • 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 Humanities and Public Affairs

Dr. Steve Berkwitz, Religious Studies

Alicia Walker, Sociology and Anthropology

Dr. David Rohall, Sociology and Anthropology


Dr. Rachel M. Besara, Library Science

Tracy Stout, Library Science


Dr. Beth Walker, Animal Science

College of Education

Barri Tinkler, Associate Dean

Kathy M. Gibson, Greenwood Lab School

College of Health and Human Services

Dr. Christie Cathey, Psychology

Dr. Letitia White Minnis, Communication Sciences and Disorders 

College of Arts and Letters

Dr. Andrew H. Homburg, Music

Dr. Judith Martinez, Modern and Classical Languages

Dr. Rhonda J. Stanton, English

Dr. Erin Wehrman, Communication

College of Natural and Applied Science

Dr. Toby Dogwiler, Geography, Geology, and Planning

Dr. Steven Senger, Mathematics

Dr. Matthew Siebert, Chemistry

College of Business

Dr. Libby Rozell, Associate Dean

Dr. Cathryn A. Van Landuyt, Computer Information Systems

Kate Haring, Coordinator, Accreditation, Assessment and Enrollment Management 

Career Center

Dr. Kelly Rapp, Director

Computer Services

Brian Edmond, Management Information Systems and Computer Services

Diversity and Inclusion

Tabitha Haynes, Marketing and Data Comm Specialist

Dr. Juan Meraz, Associate VP

General Education

Dr. Joshua J. Smith, Biomedical Sciences


Nancy Gordon, Director

Graduate College

Algerian Hart, Associate Dean

Institutional Research

Dr. Michelle Olsen, Director

Magers Health & Wellness Center

Jerilyn Reed, Wellness Educator


Dr. Rachelle L. Darabi, Associate Provost

Dr. Tracey Glaessgen, Center for Academic Success and Transition

Dr. Kathy J. Nordyke, Citizenship and Service Learning

Dr. Kelly Wood, Center for Academic Success and Transition

Student Engagement

Tara Benson, PSU Director Student Engagement


Apryl Myers, Junior, Communication and Organizational Communication

Avionne Jones, Sophomore, Accounting

Patrick Seacrist, Junior, Health Services

Chase Stockton, Senior, Political Science


Dr. Keri R. Franklin, Director

Julia L. Cottrell, Assessment Consultant

Mark A. Woolsey, Assessment Consultant


April 21- PSU 312 at 10:00 am

March 10- PSU 312 at 10:00 am

February 18- PSU 312 at 10:00 am

January 14- PSU 312 at 10:00 am


December 17- PSU 312 at 10:00 am

November 19- PSU 312 at 10:00 am

October 15- PSU 312 at 10:00 am

September 17- PSU 317 at 10:00 am

August 20- PSU 312 at 10:00 am