What is the Academic Effectiveness Committee?

The Academic Effectiveness Committee (AEC) is chaired by the Director, Academic Quality Assurance and composed of a faculty representative from each college/school, an associate dean from each college/school, and the Directors of the Offices of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning, Institutional Research and Information, and Teaching and Learning. The AEC is charged with maintaining high quality of all academic programs through program review of existing programs, assessment of student learning, and achievement of our ELOs.

AEC Member Responsibilities

The AEC Representative is the college/school point of contact for academic assessment and program review. The AEC Representative communicates within the respective college/school and with the Office of Academic Quality Assurance to ensure the development of learning outcomes, means of assessment, assessment results, and use of assessment data for improvement at the college/school level. It is anticipated that the AEC Representative will become a leader in his/her college/school to encourage and facilitate assessment.

The duties and responsibilities of the AEC Representative include the following:

  1. Serves as the primary point of contact for the college/school with regard to academic assessment.
  2. Serves as a liaison between the college/school and the Office of Academic Quality Assurance.
  3. Facilitates conversations within the college/school to identify outcomes and means of assessment, as well as interpret results and create initiatives for improvement of student learning.
  4. Works with the respective Assessment Coordinators to ensure annual assessment plans and reports are created, revised, and reviewed. Receives training on and utilizes assessment software to review current program outcomes and assessment information for the college/school.
  5. Facilitates workshops, conferences, and other events dealing with assessment.
  6. Attends AEC coordination meetings as applicable.
  7. Other tasks as needed.