History & Resolutions

The Campus Senate Committee on Assessment of Student Learning (CASL) grew from the Assessment Task Force. In the fall of 2001, Provost Michael Cheney established the Assessment Task Force (ATF) to review UIS’ assessment processes and to recommend changes for improvement. He appointed Harry Berman, associate vice chancellor for academic planning, and Bill Bloemer, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, as co-chairs. Members were selected from the four colleges, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Assessment Office. The first meeting was held on November 30, 2001, during which the charge to the Task Force was approved.

Assessment Task Force Charge

The Assessment Task Force was charged with reviewing UIS’ experience with assessment of baccalaureate skills, assessment of general education, assessment of graduate education, and assessment in the major. The Task Force recommended policy and structural changes to make assessment more useful to the campus, both for improvement of curricula and for communication with external audiences.

Assessment Task Force Members

UIS Assessment Task Force members are listed below.

  • Karen Moranski, Chair
  • Bill Bloemer
  • Leanne Brecklin
  • Beverly Bunch
  • Sara Cordell
  • Jeff Decker
  • Heather Dell
  • Dyanne Ferk
  • Neil Headman
  • Taiebeh Hosseinali
  • Karen Kirkendall
  • Sharron LaFollette
  • Jeff Maras
  • Lynn Pardie
  • Judy Shipp

From Task Force to Senate Committee

Today the charge of the Assessment Task Force continues in the hands of the Committee on Assessment of Student Learning (CASL). On April 18, 2008 the Senate approved the resolution to make CASL an official committee of the Campus Senate.