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Assessment Advisory Council

The Assessment Advisory Council (AAC) is comprised of faculty and staff representatives from each college and academic area on campus. These representatives are nominated each year by their deans and academic unit heads to serve on the council. The council meets throughout the academic year to review assessment practices and policies throughout the university, and to provide guidance in regards to such.  

AAC Charge

This body is charged with advising the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs regarding procedures and practices of assessment across the campus. The Provost has charged every member with reporting back to their constituents on current JMU assessment practice and policy.

The AAC should periodically:

  • Review the procedures and processes pertaining to first year and late sophomore/early junior assessment days; 
  • Review the procedures and processes pertaining to assessment in academic and degree programs and certificates; 
  • Review the procedures and processes pertaining to assessment in library and educational technologies;
  • Review the reporting of assessment data to students;
  • Review external reporting (e.g. SCHEV) of assessment data off-campus;
  • Suggest ways for better use of assessment data in APR, accreditation, C&I processes;
  • Review implementation of competency requirements for on-campus applications such as General Education and for off-campus such as for community college articulation agreements;
  • Suggest ways for better display of JMU program learning objectives, description of assessment instruments, results, and reported uses of results;
  • Offer general recommendations regarding improvements to campus assessment practice.
  • Work closely with the Student Affairs & University Planning Assessment Advisory Council pertaining to assessment in student affairs. 


Herb Amato, Academic Development, Chair

Sheldon 102; 568-3576

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