Assessment Committee Governance

The College of Education and P-16 Integration (CEP) Assessment Committee is composed of faculty representing every department in the CEP. The committee is organized into faculty-led sub-committees.

The assessment committee focuses on ensuring continuous program improvement by

  1. facilitating and monitoring evidence-based decision making at the program and unit levels,
  2. reviewing unit assessments and making recommendations for the development and revision of unit assessments, and
  3. overseeing systematic data collection at the program and unit levels. The ultimate goal of the assessment committee is to ensure a culture of inquiry guides decision-making in the CEP.

The CEP Assessment Committee meets regularly and is governed by the following policies effective Fall 2015:

  1. The CEP Assessment Committee shall be composed of 12 members:
    • a. Ten members shall be full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty representing each of the 5 departments of the CEP and the Brownsville and Edinburg campuses.
      • i. Each department chair shall appoint two full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty members (one from the Brownsville campus and one from the Edinburg campus) to serve on the CEP Assessment Committee.
    • b. The CEP data analyst and the College of Education Assessment Coordinator shall be ex-officio members of the assessment committee and attend all meetings.
    • c. The Associate Dean for Assessment and Accreditation of the CEP and the Director of the Office of Educator Preparation and Accountability shall be members of the assessment committee.
    • d. A faculty member with expertise in research, statistics, psychometrics, and assessment instrument development and validation shall serve as the assessment committee research consultant.
  1. Each of the 10 full-time faculty members of the assessment committee shall serve a minimum of one 2-year term.
  2. Faculty members may serve as many consecutive terms as agreed on by the individual faculty member and the respective department chair.
  3. Members of the assessment committee from the same department shall complete their terms on alternate years.
  4. The Associate Dean for Assessment and Accreditation and one faculty member of the assessment committee shall serve as co-chairs of the committee.
    • a. The co-chair of the assessment committee shall be selected by the members of the committee following a process of nomination and voting.
    • b. The co-chair of the assessment committee shall serve for the duration of his/her term unless otherwise decided by the individual faculty member.
  1. Serving in the CEP Assessment Committee shall constitute service at the college level