The assessment program at Southeast has grown from 1967, when the University’s Office of Institutional Research was founded. From the mid-to-late 70’s, the University collected information relating to student academic achievement and institutional effectiveness.
The University Assessment Review Committee (UARC) was created as an ad hoc committee in 1992 to evaluate and revise the University’s assessment plan and became a standing committee charged with overseeing, coordinating and reviewing the implementation and administration of the University’s assessment plan in fall 1994.
Membership is made up of a faculty representative from each college/school, who is nominated by his/her respective college/school for three-year terms. The deans of Graduate Studies, University Studies and Students will each nominate a representative from each of their respective areas for a three-year term. Two student representatives will be nominated by the president of Student Government for one-year terms. Non-rotating members include the dean of Graduate Studies, director of First-Year Experience, a representative from Testing Services, the director of Assessment, director of Writing Assessment and director of Institutional Research. All members and the chair of the committee are appointed by the Provost.
Assessment was recognized as an area of strength in the most recent NCA accreditation visit.