Degree Program Assessment Committee

The Degree Program Assessment Committee is responsible for planning and implementation of degree program assessment activities at UIC. The committee was formed in fall 2004 with representatives from all colleges and the campus administration. Since its formation, the committee has gone through two phases.

From 2004 to 2007, the committee formed in preparation for the UIC 2006-2007 re-accreditation review by the Higher Learning Commission. The Committee met regularly and by spring 2005 developed an assessment template which encompassed the basic elements of a full-cycle learning outcomes assessment. As of fall 2006, all 216 degree programs then in existence (undergraduate, graduate, and professional) used the template to document student learning goals, plans to assess whether those goals are achieved, and plans to use the assessment results for program improvement. The committee contributed to the successful re-accreditation of UIC in 2007.

Since 2007, the Degree Program Assessment Assessment Committee has played an important advisory role to the Office of Programs and Academic Assessment (OPAA), which was charged by the Office of the Provost with supporting the campus wide assessment of student learning. Members of the committee provide guidance, suggestions, and feedback to OPAA about the campus assessment implementation process and procedures. In addition, the committee members act as liaisons to the colleges they represent in implementing campus assessment activities. Currently, the committee meets twice a year, in the fall and in June. The list of members for the current committee is available here.