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Academic Affairs Assessment Committee


The Academic Affairs Assessment Committee (AAAC) consists of faculty members representing different programs and administrators from different divisions. The AAAC serves as an assessment resource to faculty, programs and departments by developing guidelines for program/department assessment, providing support for academic assessment activities, reviewing annual program/department assessment reports, and overseeing allocation of college academic assessment funding.

AAAC Members (Fall 2014-Spring 2015)

Cathryn Turrentine (Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, co-chair)

Rebecca Dunn (Health Science, co-chair)

Jiwan Ahn (Film Studies)

Jeanelle Boyer (Health Science)

Lara Bryant (Geography)

Elizabeth Dolinger (Library)

Patty Farmer (Alumni and Parent Relations)

Renate Gebauer (Biology)

Yi Gong (Office of Institutional Research and Assessment)

AAAC Charges

Annual Program Assessment Report Review

  • March - send out annual program assessment report template
  • May - support programs in data collection and analysis
  • August - send out report submission reminder and work with programs to develop annual assessment plan
  • September - collect annual program assessment reports by the deadline of September 30
  • November - review annual program assessment reports
  • January - provide review feedback to programs

Program assessment files for download:

KSC Assessment Grant

Keene State College Academic Affairs sets aside a KSC Assessment Grant to support innovative approaches to assessing students’ learning at program level.

Previously approved and completed grants and grant recipients are listed below.

  • Music Department – Aural Skills Proficiency Exam
  • Sociology Department – Sociology Alumni Survey
  • Mason Library – Project SAIL
  • Health Science Department – Nutrition RD Practice Exam
  • ISP – IQL Pre- and Post- test Test Bank Development
  • ISP – ITW Writing Workshop
  • ISP – Multimedia/Technology Fluency Self -Assessment Tool
  • Film Studies Department – Program Assessment
  • Education Department – Pre-service Teacher Performance Assessment on Instructional Skills
  • Math Department – Virtual Portfolios in TK20
  • Physics Department – Physics Laboratory Assessment

AAAC Liaisons

School of Arts & Humanities:

William Doreski
Kathleen Halverson (Library)

School of Sciences & Social Sciences:

Patty Farmer (Alumni and Parent Relations)
Yi Gong (Institutional Assessment, co-chair)

School of Professional & Graduate Studies:

Rebecca Dunn (Health Science, co-chair)
Meg Henning (Health Science)