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Planning & Assessment Committee

Core Functions

The SPA Committee will be guided by four core functions: advising leadership, consulting across the division, training, and monitoring.

Core Functions Examples of Core Functions

Advising leadership on priorities

§  advising the vice president and associate vice president on the prioritizing, planning and implementation of assessment activities
§  assisting the associate vice president and unit directors with identifying assessment opportunities
Consulting §  consulting with associate vice president and units on designing assessment tools
§  assisting units with developing, maintaining, and updating assessment plans
§  assisting units in the development and implementation of learning outcomes and assessment plans for the division
§  providing assistance to staff responsible for unit’s learning outcomes and assessment activities
Training §  developing, planning, and assisting associate vice president with assessment training and professional development
Monitoring §  establishing and monitoring a cycle of assessment and reporting
§  collecting from departments and maintain data on learning outcomes and assessment

The committee shares in accountability for the success of the assessment program in the division and evaluates its effectiveness in supporting the division’s mission and strategic directions.

SPA Membership

Last Name First Name Area
DeCock Paul Associate Director, Housing and Residence Life
Dockins-Mills Dr. Lawanda Associate Dean of Students and Director, Guerrieri Student Union
Endicott Charlie Associate Director, Career Services
Hill Helena Assistant Dean of Students, Student Accountability and Community Standards
  Vacant Disability Resource Center
Neil Devin President, Student Government Association
Poole Belinda Executive Assistant to Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
  Vacant Center for Student Achievement
Revels+ Ceaira Coordinator, TRIO ACHIEVE Student Support Services
Southerland Dr. Wallace (chair) Associate Vice President of Student Affairs
  Vacant Graduate Student Representative
  Vacant Area Director, Housing and Residence Life

+ = individual is a member at-large representing the interests of the collective division.