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Liaison Council for Undergraduate Assessment

Liaison Council Charge

The Liaison Council for Undergraduate Assessment meets twice a semester to:

  • Collaborate on the evolution of key systems and processes for undergraduate program assessment at WSU, ensuring that processes work well from the college and campus perspective (useful, scalable, and appropriate) and address rough spots as systems, processes, and tools are refined
  • Share good practices in program assessment and address common challenges, giving input on support for student learning outcomes assessment in all colleges and  programs (including those with professional accreditation)
  • Participate in an institution-wide system for planning and managing program-level assessment (WSU reports on the Liaison Council’s activity as part of our assessment system for regional accreditation)

Liaison Council members help build WSU’s assessment capacity and systems as they:

  • Develop policies and infrastructure to recognize and support sustainable program assessment and the department chairs, school directors, and faculty who conduct assessment and use results for program improvement, communicating the value of program assessment
  • Discuss common concerns and successes, and help council members, their colleges, programs, and campuses solve problems they encounter in student learning outcomes assessment, use of results, and reporting
  • Contribute to professional development of academic leadership involved in program assessment, situating WSU’s approach and concerns in national discourse on assessment and in NWCCU’s accreditation standards

Liaison Council Membership

Current Members (2020-21)

College and/or CampusLiaison Name
Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource SciencesRich Zack
Arts and SciencesSamantha Swindell
BusinessClaire Latham
CommunicationStacey Hust
EducationPhyllis Erdman & Tolu Adesope
Engineering and ArchitectureKrishnamoorthy Sivakumar
HonorsDavid Shier
Nursing / WSU SpokaneJoann Dotson & Janessa Graves
Veterinary MedicineBill Davis
WSU GlobalRebecca Vandevord
WSU Tri-CitiesAnna Plemons
WSU VancouverLewis Thabiti
Office of the ProvostLiaison Name
Vice Provost for Academic Engagement and Student AchievementMary Wack
Office of Assessment for Curricular EffectivenessKimberly Green

Past Members

2019-20 Members

College and/or CampusLiaison Name
Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource SciencesRich Zack
Arts and SciencesSamantha Swindell
BusinessJenni Sandstrom
EducationPhyllis Erdman & Tolu Adesope
Engineering and ArchitectureKrishnamoorthy Sivakumar
HonorsDavid Shier
Nursing / WSU SpokaneJoann Dotson
Veterinary MedicineBill Davis
WSU GlobalRebecca Vandevord
WSU Tri-CitiesKate McAteer
WSU VancouverLewis Thabiti
Office of the ProvostLiaison Name
Vice Provost for Academic Engagement and Student AchievementMary Wack
Office of Assessment of Teaching and LearningKimberly Green

2018-19 Members

College and/or CampusLiaison Name
Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource SciencesRich Zack
Arts and SciencesSamantha Swindell
BusinessClaire Latham
EducationPhyllis Erdman & Tolu Adesope
Engineering and ArchitectureKrishnamoorthy Sivakumar
HonorsDavid Shier
Nursing / WSU SpokaneJoann Dotson
Veterinary MedicineBill Davis
WSU GlobalRebecca Vandevord
WSU Tri-CitiesKate McAteer
WSU VancouverJune Canty
Office of the ProvostLiaison Name
Vice Provost for Undergraduate EducationMary Wack
Office of Assessment of Teaching and LearningKimberly Green

2017-18 Members

College or CampusLiaison Name
Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource SciencesRich Zack
Arts and SciencesSamantha Swindell
BusinessTom Tripp & Claire Latham
CommunicationJeff Peterson
EducationPhyllis Erdman & Tolu Adesope
Engineering and ArchitectureJohn Schneider
HonorsDavid Shier
NursingJoann Dotson
PharmacySusan Wright
Veterinary MedicineBill Davis
WSU GlobalRebecca Vandevord
WSU Tri-CitiesKate McAteer
WSU VancouverJune Canty
Office of the ProvostLiaison Name
Vice Provost for Undergraduate EducationMary Wack
Office of Assessment of Teaching and LearningKimberly Green

2016-17 Members

College or CampusLiaison Name
Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource SciencesRich Zack
Arts and SciencesSamantha Swindell
BusinessTom Tripp & Claire Latham
CommunicationJeff Peterson
EducationPhyllis Erdman & Ashima Singh
Engineering and ArchitectureJohn Schneider
HonorsRobin Bond
NursingLori Brown
PharmacyBrenda Bray & Susan Wright
Veterinary MedicineBill Davis
WSU GlobalRebecca Vandevord
WSU Tri-CitiesKate McAteer
WSU VancouverJune Canty
Office of the ProvostLiaison Name
Vice Provost for Undergraduate EducationMary Wack
Office of Assessment of Teaching and LearningKimberly Green

2015-16 Members

College or CampusLiaison Name
Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource SciencesKim Kidwell
Arts and SciencesSamantha Swindell
BusinessNancy Swanger & Claire Latham
CommunicationJeff Peterson
EducationPhyllis Erdman & Ashima Singh
Engineering and ArchitectureJohn Schneider
HonorsCatherine Elstad
WSU International ProgramsChristine Oakley
Health SciencesGlen Duncan
NursingLori Brown
PharmacyBrenda Bray
Veterinary MedicineBill Davis
WSU GlobalKelly Newell
WSU Tri-CitiesKate McAteer
WSU VancouverJune Canty
Office of the ProvostLiaison Name
Vice Provost for Undergraduate EducationMary Wack
Office of Assessment of Teaching and LearningKimberly Green

2014-15 Members

College or CampusLiaison Name
Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource SciencesKim Kidwell
Arts and SciencesAna Maria Rodriguez-Vivaldi
BusinessNancy Swanger
CommunicationTodd Norton
EducationPhyllis Erdman & Ashima Singh
Engineering and ArchitectureJohn Schneider
HonorsCatherine Elstad
WSU International ProgramsChristine Oakley
NursingLori Brown
PharmacyBrenda Bray
Veterinary MedicineBill Davis
WSU GlobalRebecca Vandevord
WSU Tri-CitiesKate McAteer
WSU VancouverJune Canty
Office of the ProvostLiaison Name
Vice Provost for Undergraduate EducationMary Wack
Office of Assessment of Teaching and Learning / Institutional AccreditationKimberly Green

2013-14 Members

College or CampusLiaison Name
Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource SciencesKim Kidwell
Arts and SciencesCarol Ivory
BusinessDavid Whidbee
CommunicationPrabu David
EducationPhyllis Erdman & Ashima Singh
Engineering and ArchitectureRobert Olsen
HonorsCatherine Elstad
WSU International ProgramsChristine Oakley
NursingLori Brown
PharmacyBrenda Bray
Veterinary MedicineBill Davis
WSU GlobalRebecca Vandevord
WSU Tri-CitiesMichael Mays
WSU VancouverTahira Probst
Office of the ProvostLiaison Name
Vice Provost for Undergraduate EducationMary Wack
Vice Provost for Academic Policy and EvaluationJane Sherman
Office of Assessment of Teaching and Learning / Institutional AccreditationKimberly Green

2012-13 Members

College or CampusLiaison Name
Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource SciencesKim Kidwell
Arts and SciencesCarol Ivory
BusinessDavid Whidbee
CommunicationPrabu David
EducationPhyllis Erdman & Ashima Singh
Engineering and ArchitectureRobert Olsen
HonorsCatherine Elstad
WSU International ProgramsChristine Oakley
NursingPhyllis Eide
PharmacyBrenda Bray
University CollegeMary Wack
Veterinary MedicineBill Davis
WSU Tri-CitiesJames Pratt
WSU VancouverLeonard Orr
Office of the ProvostLiaison Name
Associate Executive Vice PresidentLarry James
Vice Provost for Academic Policy and EvaluationJane Sherman
Special Assistant to the Provost and Executive Vice PresidentKenneth Vreeland
Office of Assessment of Teaching and Learning / Institutional AccreditationKimberly Green

2011-12 Members

College or CampusLiaison Name
Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource SciencesKim Kidwell
BusinessDavid Whidbee
CommunicationRoberta Kelly
EducationPhyllis Erdman & Ashima Singh
Engineering and ArchitectureRobert Olsen
HonorsLibby Walker
International ProgramsChristine Oakley
Liberal ArtsCarol Ivory
NursingPhyllis Eide
SciencesValipuram Manoranjan
University CollegeMary Wack
Veterinary MedicineBill Davis
WSU Tri-CitiesJames Pratt
WSU VancouverLeonard Orr
Office of the ProvostLiaison Name
Associate Executive Vice PresidentLarry James
Vice Provost for Academic Policy and EvaluationJane Sherman
Special Assistant to the Provost and Executive Vice PresidentKenneth Vreeland
Office of Assessment of Teaching and Learning / Institutional AccreditationKimberly Green