Academic Assessment Committee
The University of Nebraska Omaha Academic Assessment Committee is responsible for guiding the process of academic assessment across the campus in an effort to enhance student learning and facilitate the continuous improvement of our academic programs.
In recognizing the diversity of disciplines supported by the university and the diversity of the community of learners we serve, UNO is committed to an inclusive and holistic process of assessment that is faculty-driven, student-centered, and meets the needs of individual programs.
While a wide variety of assessment activities occur at UNO, the Academic Assessment Committee primarily works with academic programs as they conduct end-of-program Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) Assessment. End-of-program assessments address the question "What should students be able to know and do by the time they have completed this academic program?"
Faculty in each academic program select and implement the best assessment methods to help determine whether students are meeting their program's learning goals. The Assessment Resources page provides more information about end-of-program SLO assessment procedures and methods. For more information refer to the Assessment Guidelines and the Assessment Cycle.
The Academic Assessment Committee also reviews SLO assessment reports issuing from the General Education Committee. Each category of General Education at UNO includes a common set of Student Learning Outcomes. Assessment of student learning in General Education courses is organized by the General Education Committee and follows a multi-year cycle. Please consult the General Education Committee for more information about General Education SLO assessment.
2020-2021 Academic Assessment Committee
Academic assessment at UNO is intended to be inclusive and representative of various disciplines across campus. The following faculty and staff have graciously agreed to serve on the committee:
|Julie Blaskewicz Boron, Chair||Office of Academic Affairs||2019-2021|
|Stephanie Jesseau||College of Arts & Sciences||2017-2021|
|Travis Adams||College of Arts & Sciences||2019-2022|
|Kath Henebry||College of Business Administration||2017-2021|
|Ben Smith||College of Business Administration||2017-2021|
|Karen Fannin||College of Communication, Fine Arts & Media||2020-2023|
|Paige Toller||College of Communication, Fine Arts & Media||2017-2021|
|Connie Schaffer||College of Education||2020-2023|
|Shari DeVeney||College of Education||2019-2022|
|Harvey Siy||College of Information Science & Technology||2020-2023|
|Peter Wolcott||College of Information Science & Technology||2019-2022|
|Yu-Che Chen||College of Public Affairs & Community Service||2019-2021|
|Theresa Barron-McKeagney||College of Public Affairs & Community Service||2017-2021|
|Katrina Cox||Faculty Senate||2020-2023|
|Juan Casas||Graduate Studies||Standing Member|
|Karen Hein||Center for Faculty Excellence||Standing Member|
|Matt Tracy||General Education and Dual Enrollment||Standing Member|
|Sarah Edwards||Office of Academic Affairs||Standing Member|
|Luther Mardock||University of Nebraska Medical Center||Courtesy Member|