Undergraduate Assurance of Learning
On behalf of Dean Sumichrast, Lara thanked all members for their service on the Pamplin Undergraduate Assurance of Learning (U-AoL) Committee and provided an overview of the Pamplin Standing Committees Definitions and Procedures. In most cases, committee members will serve no longer than two consecutive two-year terms. This will ensure some continuity, as well as allow for new perspectives. The committee will continue to serve in an advisory capacity to Dean Sumichrast. The committee will make recommendations to the dean via the meeting minutes.
The U-AoL Committee makes recommendations to the college in the following main area:
- The process for testing Pamplin undergraduates to determine the proportion who achieve the specified learning goals.
The committee helps assure that Pamplin meets the expectations for AACSB specified in its accreditation standards. The committee interfaces closely with the Pamplin Undergraduate Studies and Policies Committee and may recommend changes to the business core or requirements. The committee also interfaces closely with the academic departments and may recommend that changes be considered in courses that they offer.
The primary charge of the U-AoL committee is to provide advice and assist with the process of Assurance of Learning and help with the implementation of that process. The work of this committee should be in collaboration with the Undergraduate Studies and Policies Committee which has the role of determining if we are asking students to know the right things. The U-AoL Committee should focus on assuring we have a good process in place and carrying that process out.