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University Assessment Resources: University Assessment Committee

Assessment Committee Members

Questions regarding UAC feedback, requests for formal guidance, and petitions for revised assessment should be directed to:

Brett Shather, Coordinator of Assessment (

University Ext. 4412

Reviews in Canvas

Beginning Fall 2018, reviews of assessment materials by the UAC will be conducted in Canvas. Completed rubrics and feedback will be made available to program contacts anonymously. Please see the guide below for step-by-step explanation of the review process in Canvas:

Assessment Committee Purpose

Purpose: The University Assessment Committee (UAC) works collaboratively to evaluate and provide feedback about university assessment plans and supports, ensuring that the University engages in best practices for institutional effectiveness. Through their educational efforts with faculty and staff, the UAC builds a culture of assessment at Murray State University. The UAC will work to: 

  1. Align institutional assessment procedures and policies with University and unit missions, best practices and SACSCOC standards;
  2. Evaluate and provide feedback for assessment plans and reports for all reporting campus units;
  3. Educate MSU campus about the importance of assessment by providing workshops and individualized training; and
  4. Foster a University culture that values assessment.

 Membership: Members are appointed by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs for indefinite terms and are a representative group of faculty and staff supportive of assessment and continuous improvement of all campus units. The Director of Institutional Effectiveness chairs the committee.

Assessment Committee Meeting Schedule

Fall 2018 Meetings 

1:30pm, Monday, September 17

11:00am, Tuesday, September 18

2:00 pm, Thursday, September 20

1:30 pm, Friday, September 21

All meetings will be in the Dean's conference room in Waterfield Library.

Meeting Minutes

UAC meeting minutes for the three most recent academic years will be displayed here. Please contact the Office of Institutional Effectiveness for prior years' minutes.