Office of Assessment

Assessment Committee Primary Charge

The Lewis University Assessment Committee will focus on student learning, conducting university-level assessment and supporting program level assessment efforts across Lewis University.

Effective Fall Semester of 2016, the primary charge of the Lewis University Assessment Committee is to:

  • Provide guidance and support to the development of program and course assessment plans;
  • Advise, support and provide training for assessment efforts related to student learning;
  • Provide guidance and recommendations for continuous improvement initiatives related to student learning;
  • Help to minimize duplication of efforts by leveraging assessment processes to meet the standards of multiple accrediting bodies; and
  • Manage the implementation of University-level assessment.

Assessment Committee Members

The Lewis University Assessment Committee is a representative body comprised of members from the colleges, departments and administrative offices. Each college has its own committee and there is a co-curricular as well to ensure there is diversity of groups and individuals engaged in the assessment activities across the University.

All faculty representatives were appointed by the Dean from each college, the School for Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE), and Graduate Studies. The UAAC representative was nominated by the committee.

Faculty Representatives (One Faculty member will serve as co-chair):

  • Dr. Michael Turner, co-chair, University Academic Affairs Committee (UAAC)
  • Dr. Lesley Page, College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
  • Dr. Michele Kramer, College of Nursing and Health Professionals (CONHP)
  • Dr. Ibrahim Mescioglu, College of Business (COB)
  • Dr. Elizabeth Sturm, College of Education (COE)
  • Dr. Anne Rapp, School for Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE)
  • Dr. Stacie Elder, Graduate Studies
  • Dr. Joyce Hayward, Faculty Development

Administrative Representatives:

  • Dr. Anne Figus, Assistant Provost, co-chair, Faculty Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning
  • David Deitemyer, Assistant Dean of Curriculum/Assessment and Data Management, College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Dr. Kathy Kremer, Associate Provost for Academic Administration and Accreditation
  • Sue Sollie, Senior Academic Technologist, Academic Technology Solutions
  • Dr. Kang Bai, Associate Vice President, Institutional Research and Planning

Co-Curricular Representatives:

  • Dr. Jordan Humphrey, Student Services
  • Steve Zlatic, University Ministry
  • Mary Myers, Career Services
  • TJ Urbanski, Director, Lewis University Library
  • Courtney Schmitz, Director of Academic Support Services, Center for Academic Success & Enrichment (CASE)
  • Michael Bulfin, Writing Center
  • Laura Wilmarth Tyna, Service Learning
  • Dr. Mike McFerron, Arts & Ideas
  • Christopher Swanson, Study Abroad Programs

Committee members are appointed for a three-year term, after which their membership reviewed. Members collaborate with and inform the Office of Institutional Research and various other entities interested in assessment data.