Assessment of Student 

Assessment of Student Learning


DATE: Tuesday, February 23, 1999

12:00 PM in the Moccasin Flower Room

SUBJECT: Assessment of Student Learning Committee Minutes

PRESENT: Jim Cotter (Chair), Eric Klinger, Carol Marxen, Leslie Meek, Jenny Nellis, Engin Sungur (Coordinator of Assessment)

ABSENT: Mary Elizabeth Bezanson, Aaron O'Leary



There was a suggestion for setting two goals for this year: 1) improving visibility/recognition of assessment and 2) encouraging ownership of assessment by UMM faculty. Discussion followed--might give recognition/award for the best unit assessment plan. Visible also means to take action. Assessment has been mechanical because of time line needed at beginning of process. Now want to have faculty/discipline ownership and make it a UMM plan that faculty can live with and that has value.



Sub-committee — Bezanson, Cotter and Sungur


1) Analysis and Interpretation of General Education Assessment Survey (Unified Survey)

Sub-committee — Marxen and Sungur

2) Assessment Plans for Remaining General Education Areas

Joint Sub-committee with Curriculum Committee — Meek and Sungur

3) Assessment of the Common Course

The instructional faculty should do the assessment.

4) Unified Quality of Student Life Assessment Survey & Accreditation

This year's UMM student survey combined five surveys into one (the General Education Exit Survey was integrated with the institutional NCA accreditation process which was unified with three other surveys). It was given electronically and had 130 questions in narrative style. It was purposely informally designed to make it more attractive and less time consuming. See the survey and results at

Go down the page to Student Quality of Life Assessment Survey and the four Results of Survey.

There were survey responses from 115 seniors, 123 juniors, 108 sophomores and 103 freshmen.

Meeting adjourned at 12:45 PM.

The next meeting will be Tuesday, March 9 at Noon in the Prairie Lounge.