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Institutional Assessment Committees

Institutional Assessment Committee 

The Institutional Assessment Committee provides assessment leadership to all academic programs, administrative units, and seven general education distribution requirements across the institution. The charge of the Institutional Assessment Committee (IAC), established by the President, is to support a process of continual self-evaluation and improvement at the College of Charleston.  This committee, co-chaired by a Administrative Assessment Committee (AAC) and Deans Assessment Committee (DAC) member, will be a forum for sharing best practices in assessment.  In addition to being a forum for sharing challenges and ideas, this committee serves in a quality assurance role; by reviewing annual plans and results submitted by the academic schools and administrative units and sharing examples of exemplary practices at the College of Charleston where continuous improvement and closing the loop is evident.  To nurture a culture of assessment, the IAC will assist in organizing the College's annual Education Innovation Day, a celebration of the institutional effectiveness (IE) assessment process and an opportunity to highlight programs that clearly demonstrate "closing of the loop" on assessment. The committee will make recommendations to promote continuous improvement in the IE assessment process.

Deans Assessment Committee

The Deans Assessment Committees (DACs) are school level assessment committees that exist for each school or college (School of Sciences and Mathematics; School of Professional Studies; School of the Arts; School of Humanities and Social Sciences; Honors College; School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs; Graduate School; School of Education, Health, and Human Performance; School of Business) and the General Education Program. The DACs consists of faculty across the varying disciplines. These committee members serve as mentors and work collaboratively with their programs to assist the assessment coordinators in their assessment efforts and to provide a review of the quality of the assessment reports based on established criteria provided in the institutional assessment rubrics. The chair of each DAC also serves on the Institutional Assessment Committee (IAC).

Administrative Assessment Committee

The Administrative Assessment Committees (AACs) are unit level assessment committees that exists for each of the 6 divisions (Academic Affairs, Business Affairs, Institutional Advancement, Marketing and Communications, the President’s Division, and Student Affairs) and consist of staff members and administrators from the respective divisions. These committee members serve as mentors and work collaboratively with their units to assist the assessment coordinators in their assessment efforts and to provide a review of the quality of the assessment reports based on established criteria provided in the institutional assessment rubrics. The chair of each AAC also serves on the Institutional Assessment Committee.