Assessment Council

Membership & Charge

The Student Affairs Assessment Council is made up of members of the WCU community who are responsible for assessment activities and/or interested in learning more about co-curricular assessment. The mission of the Council is to work with staff and faculty to improve the quality of co-curricular programs and services, student learning, retention and success through the intentional use of data.

The Assessment Council will:

  • Review Student Affairs' contribution to meeting the Middle States Accreditation Standards
  • Contribute to the assessment plan for the Division of Student Affairs
  • Create and share assessment resources and professional development opportunities
  • Design a co-curricular assessment calendar and provide feedback on assessments
  • Recognize and celebrate co-curricular assessment activities that align with best practices
  • Encourage collaboration on assessment projects where appropriate
  • Assist with the coordination of division-wide assessment projects as needed
  • Meet 1-2 times per month

Adapted from the previous WCU Assessment Council mission and the University of Oregon Student Affairs Assessment Council.

Council Members Department
Tess Benser Center for Women and Gender Equity
Giancarlo Chilet College of the Sciences and Mathematics
Melissa MacPherson Office of Off-Campus and Commuter Services
Patrick O'Donnell Residence Life
Patricia Riley Office of Student Leadership and Involvement
Jennifer Ruggiero-Patel New Student Programs
Katelyn Shellaway Twardowski  Career Development Center
Amanda Thomas (Chair) Assessment and Planning
Darryl Thomas Office of Student Conduct
Lauren Zahour Office of Student Conduct


Assessment Partners 

Information Services and Technology

Institutional Research

Institutional Review Board

Registrar's Office

Teaching, Learning & Assessment Center

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