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RESOLUTION TO APPROVE A STATEMENT ON THE FACULTY GOVERNANCE OF PROGRAM ASSESSMENT

Approved by the Mānoa Faculty Senate on December 8, 2010
1 opposed

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[Pdf] (Statement on Assessment)

Resolution to Approve a Statement on the Faculty Governance of Program Assessment

WHEREAS, in 2000 the Manoa Faculty Senate approved a resolution by the Committee on Academic Policy and Planning that stated, “the Faculty Senate at UHM supports an assessment process for all departments and programs, in order to revitalize the spirit and practice in higher education of paying substantial attention to the learning achievement of its students;”

WHEREAS, the report of the 2007 Faculty Senate Task Force on Assessment stated, “If faculty are intended to base their education and programmatic decisions on assessments, they must be involved in all aspects of assessment;”

WHEREAS, the 2010 final report of the Capacity and Preparatory Review visiting team of Western Association of Schools and Colleges stated, “The University is encouraged to better explain the rationale for and use of assessment data;” and

WHEREAS, when forming the Manoa Assessment Committee (MAC), the Faculty Senate charged the committee to “establish academic assessment policies necessary to foster a campus-wide understanding of and commitment to improvement-oriented educational assessment;” and

WHEREAS, assessment results are to be used to improve programs and satisfy mandatory reporting requirements and not to evaluate any student, faculty member, or staff member or to make high stakes decisions;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate adopt as its policy on program assessment the statement produced by the MAC entitled “Faculty Governance of Program Assessment."