• CLOA: Committee on Learning Outcomes Assessment

  • CLOA:
    Committee on Learning Outcomes Assessment

    Current Members | Past Members | Learning Assessment Fellows

    Hamline’s strategic plan calls for us to “adopt and assess university-wide student learning outcomes across schools, programs, departments and other units to advance a distinctively Hamline experience” (Objective 2.2). In pursuit of that objective, the plan asks us to “implement learning outcomes that ensure a Hamline graduate will be able to:

    • serve, collaborate, and lead in a community
    • solve problems in innovative, integrative, analytical, and ethical ways
    • work and create understanding across cultural differences locally, nationally, and internationally
    • use information and technology competently and responsibly
    • communicate effectively in writing and in speaking
    • apply the theories and methods of a field of expertise
    • engage independently and reflectively in lifelong learning” (Initiative 2.2.A).

    The Standing Committee on Learning Outcomes Assessment is charged with leading this university-wide effort, in conjunction with the deans, the respective academic schools, and student affairs. The purpose of the committee is to:

    1. serve as a resource to the schools and academic affairs to develop a culture of assessment;
    2. develop a framework for university assessment reports on learning outcomes that will measure our success in achieving the learning outcomes;
    3. provide feedback that can guide continuing improvement;
    4. advise on emerging best practices in assessment and the use of assessment tools.

    The committee shall be appointed by the Provost. Terms of appointment shall normally be for two years. In the first year, some terms shall be for one year and some for two.

  • Current Members  

     
    For facilitiations, workshops, or individual assistance with Learning Outcomes Assessment, please contact any of the current CLOA members.
     
    Name 
    Member since
    Letitia Basford 
    School of Education representative

    2011 
    Stacie Bosley, Director of Assessment 
    Co-Chair and School of Business representative

    2011
    Leondra Hanson
    College of Liberal Arts representative

    2009 
    Caroline Hilk
    Center for Teaching and Learning representative

    2012 
    Beth Honetschlager
    School of Law representative 

    2011
    Suda Ishida 
    College of Liberal Arts representative

    2011 
    Becky Kaarbo 
    Student Affairs representative  

    2013
    Lauren Kavan 
    Student Affairs representative

    2012 
    Ben Phillip 
    Information Technology Services representative

    2013
    Mike Reynolds  
    Associate Provost

    2013 
    Amy Sheehan  
    Bush Library representative 

    2007 
    Chad Sponsler 
    School of Business representative   

    2013 
    Tracy Williams, Director of Institutional Research Assessment
    Co-chair and Institutional Research representative

    2007 
    Renee Wonser
    School of Education representative

     

    2012 

    Past Members 

     
    Name 
    Term
    Wendy Burns  
    Student Affairs representative 
    2007 - 2012
    Kris Deffenbacher  
    Former Chair and College of Liberal Arts representative 
    2007 - 2011
    Donald Easton-Brooks
    School of Education representative
    2010 -  2011
    Dan Lehmann 
    School of Business representative
    2009 - 2011
    Jenny Keil
    Associate Provost
    2011 - 2013
    Dan Musial 
    Information Technology Services representative 
    2012 - 2013
    Sheila O'Connor  
    Graduate School of Liberal Studies representative
    2007 -  2011
    Christiane Reilly  
    Center for Teaching and Learning representative
    2011 - 2012
    Jane Turk  
    Student Affairs representative


    2011 - 2012

    PAST Learning Assessment Fellows 2011 - 2012

    Name Expertise
    LaToya Beck

    Academic and Student Affairs collaboration for holistic learning assessment
    Civic engagement and assessment
    Outcomes and Retention
    Andy Rundquist Course and program level assessment
    Standards based student assessment