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Committee for Assessing Student Learning (CASL)

Committee for Assessing Student Learning (CASL)

Committee Charter

Purpose

The purpose of this Standing Committee of the Academic Senate is to provide leadership and support to assist faculty and staff in their efforts towards continuous improvement of student learning outcomes. The Charter was approved by the Academic Senate September 4, 2015.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact committee chair (Timothy Deines) or one of the CASL Committee members.

Charge to the Committee

  1. Support a learning centered, data-driven culture that uses student learning outcomes to inform continuous improvement of the teaching-learning process.
  2. Assist, review, and provide feedback on the mapping of assessment methods and learning outcomes across course, program, and institutional levels to ensure alignment.
  3. Review evidence of outcomes and how those outcomes are measured for all Academic Programs of Study and Co-curricular Programs on a 4-year staggered cycle in conjunction with the Program Review calendar.
  4. Review, provide tools, and recommend criteria for writing, measuring, and reporting student learning outcomes.
  5. Provide feedback related to documents and processes used in the administration of Program Review, as well as participating in cross-functional meetings to encourage ongoing program area improvements.
  6. Collaborate with the Center for Data Science to ensure the integrity and efficiency of the assessment system.
  7. Collaborate with Academic Senate Standing Committees on issues related to assessment.
  8. Provide updates, as needed, about innovation and accreditation criteria related to assessment.
  9. Regularly report CASL's progress to the Academic Senate, retain committee approved meeting minutes, and maintain a representative membership.

CASL Charter

Membership

  • The Chair must be an Academic Senator who is also a member of the faculty. A Vice-Chair, if needed, will be appointed by the Academic Senate President from amongst the membership of the committee.
  • 70% faculty (fulltime and part-time continuing contract status)
  • A minimum of 4 Academic Senators. No Senator may serve on more than one standing committee per bylaws.
  • Members from each of the following Divisions
    • Arts and Sciences
    • Health and Human Services
    • Technical Careers
    • Community Education and Workforce Development
    • Academic Affairs
    • Student Affairs
    • Finance, Administration & Advanced Placement
  • Ex-officio Members
    • Academic Senate President per Senate Bylaws
    • Director of Assessment
    • Director of Institutional Research
    • Executive Director of the Center for Data Science
  • A member should not miss more than 2 meetings a semester

Term/Rotation

  • Maximum of 6 years
  • Stagger every 3 years

Committee Members

Gretchen Arthur (Faculty)
Communications, Arts and Sciences

Patricia Ayers (Student Life - co-curricular)
Ombudsperson, Student Support Services

Ed Bryant (Faculty)
Science, Arts and Sciences

Kara Christensen (Administrative)
CMS Instructional Design Specialist, eLearning

Dana Cogswell (Ex officio)
Director of Institutional Research, Center for Data Science

Michelle Curtin, Vice-Chair (Academic Senate - faculty)
Nursing, Health and Human Services

Timothy Deines, Chair (Academic Senate - faculty)
Integrated English, Arts & Sciences

Alejandro Gradilla (LUCERO - co-curricular)
Caesar Chavez Learning Center Coordinator, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Nikki Gruesbeck (Faculty)
Kinesiology, Health and Human Services

Karen Hicks (Ex officio)
Director of Assessment, Center for Data Science

Mark Kelland (Faculty)
Psychology, Social Science and Humanities

Mark Khol (CEWD - co-curricular)
Coordinator of LCC East, Community Education & Extension Centers

Lyndia Klasko (Academic Senate - Faculty)
CCRESA, Health and Human Services

Zachary Macomber (Faculty)
Economics, Business, Communication, & the Arts

Rafeeq McGiveron (Administrative)
Project Manager, Academic Affairs

Rob McLoone (Faculty)
Integrated English, Arts & Sciences

Dale Moler (Faculty)
Mathematics, Arts and Sciences

Lisa Nienkark (Faculty)
Center for Transitional Learning and Writing, Arts & Sciences

Tracy Nothnagel (Faculty)
Public Service Careers, Technical Careers Division

Chuck Page (Library - co-curricular)
Online Learning Librarian, Academic Affairs

Jing Wang (Faculty)
Mathematics, Arts and Sciences

Meeting Dates/Agenda

All meetings of the Committee for Assessing Student Learning are open to the public.

Fall 2020

8/28/20
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9/11/20
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10/9/20
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10/23/20
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11/6/20
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11/20/20
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12/4/20
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Spring 2021

1/15/21
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1/29/21
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2/12/21
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2/26/21
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3/12/21
Spring Break - No Meeting Scheduled

3/26/21
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4/9/21
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4/23/21
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5/7/21
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Academic Year 19-20 Archives

Spring 2020

1/17/20
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1/31/20
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2/14/20
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2/28/20
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3/13/20
Spring Break - No Meeting Scheduled

3/27/20
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4/10/20
No Agenda | Meeting Notes

4/24/20
No Agenda | Meeting Notes

Fall 2019

9/13/19
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9/27/19
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10/11/19
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10/25/19
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11/8/19
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11/22/19
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12/6/19
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Academic Year 18-19 Archives

Spring 2019

1/18/19
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2/1/19 (Cancelled)
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2/15/19
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3/1/19
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3/15/19
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3/29/19
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4/12/19
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4/26/19
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Fall 2018

8/31/18
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9/14/18
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9/28/18
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10/12/18
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10/26/18
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11/9/18
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12/7/18
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Academic Year 17-18 Archives

Spring 2018

1/19/18
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2/1/18
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2/15/18
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3/2/18 (Cancelled)
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3/16/18
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3/30/18
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4/13/18
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4/27/18
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Fall 2017

9/1/17
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9/15/17
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9/29/17
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10/13/17
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10/27/17
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11/10/17
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12/8/17
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Academic Year 16-17 Archives

Academic Year 15-16 Archives

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