Formed for AQIP Projects
on Northern’s three Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP)
action projects continues, according to Leonard Heldreth
(Academic Affairs). Heldreth said steering committees
for all three projects have recently been appointed and the committees
have begun work on goals and timelines.
action projects include a campus-wide outcomes assessment process,
a new student numbering system and interactive Web site, and revisions
to the advising process.
outcomes assessment, we included some people already familiar with
Northern’s assessment process to date,” said Heldreth.
outcomes assessment action project has three committees: Academic
Senate outcomes assessment committee, which will monitor and critique
the outcome assessment plans for all academic departments with major
fields of study; the senate liberal studies committee, which will
monitor and document the outcomes assessment activities for general
education; and the student services outcomes assessment committee,
which will oversee the outcomes assessment plans for all non-academic
departments that are directly related to student services.
assessment committee members are as follows: Heldreth as chair,
(Academic Affairs), Jim
Gadzinski (ACAC), Paul
Lang (Criminal Justice), Carolyn Lowe
(Education), Kevin McDonough (Academic Information
Services), Paul McKelvey
Jim Scheiner (Business), Tom Stanger
(Counseling and Consultation), and student Brandon LaVictor. One
additional member from the senate’s liberal studies committee will
be added to the group.
said the campus-wide Banner computer system currently being installed
will play an integral role in the development of a new student numbering
system and interactive Web site.
can easily generate and assign students an ID number and the Banner
system also includes many Web applications that will enhance Northern’s
overall Web presence,” he said. “This project may go significantly
faster than we originally anticipated.”
committee members for this action project include Bernard as chair,
Gloria Clocklin (Nursing), Janice Coombs
(Financial Services), Felicia Flack
(AdIT), Tim Kutchen
(Communications and Marketing), Mel Matulewicz (Housing
and Residence Life), Kimber
Olli (Registrar), Kim
Rotundo (ACAC), Sandra
of Business), and students Andy Becker and Tim Tanis.
committee for the advising committee consists of Heldreth as the
chair, Bernard, Gadzinski, Mike Andary (Technology
and Occupational Sciences), Chris Fries (Vocational
Support Services), Lynne Gerhardt (Education),
Jane Milkie (Art and Design), Robert Regis
Verduin (First Year
Experience) and students Kyle Ortiz and Ryan Charter.
group is meeting weekly to develop a Web page that will highlight
possible goals for NMU’s advising program. Students, alumni, faculty
and staff will then be asked for input on the goals.
said, “The advising project creates a multitude of questions, such
as, ‘Should advising be mandatory? Should advising emphasize helping
students graduate, guiding them in their career choices or both?’
Only when we are fairly clear about the goals of the advising process
can we design a system that achieves those goals.”
said Web pages are being added to the AQIP site that include the
names and e-mails of all committee members as well as the committees’
meeting schedules, agendas, minutes and support materials.
in all, we’re staying close to the timetable that we proposed to
AQIP last spring, and we hope to continue to move these programs
forward in a timely fashion,” said Heldreth.