Degree Program Assessment Committee (DPAC)

The faculty-led Degree Program Assessment Committee (DPAC) was established in Fall 2020. The DPAC's main purpose is to provide support, guidance, and assistance of the assessment process to program coordinators for all of the academic degree programs throughout the college that undergo annual assessment and periodic assessment processes. DPAC members are responsible for:
  • Promoting a culture of assessment through regular communication and collaboration
  • Supporting program coordinators in their assessment process
  • Reviewing and providing feedback on the Annual Planning and Assessment Reports
  • Providing guidelines and support for the Academic Program Review process
The DPAC is chaired by the Director of Assessment, Associate Professor AJ Stachelek, who manages college-wide assessment efforts through program oversight, professional development, collaboration, and communication. The Director of Assessment reports to the Institutional Effectiveness Committee (IEC) to facilitate institutional analysis for the assessment process beyond the individual degree programs.

In addition to the Director of Assesment, the following members are part of DPAC:
Name Title / Position Department / Office
Marcella Bencivenni Professor of History Behavioral and Social Sciences Department
Catherine Lewis Associate Professor of Media Design Humanities
Professor of Physics Natural Sciences
Assistant Professor of
Radiologic Technology
Allied Health
Dean of Academic Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Assessment Office of Academic Affairs and Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Assessment
Senior Director of Institutional Research and Data Analysis Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Assessment

Although it is primarily the faculty members who are responsible for the process, the two additional members from the Office of Academic Affairs and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Assessment, enhance communication of assessment across the academic departments and the administrative offices that support them.