University Assurance of Learning Committee

University Assurance of Learning Committee (UALC) (ad hoc, 2019-2022) leads the development and implementation of comprehensive university-wide assurance-of-learning initiatives. Specifically, the committee will accomplish the following:

  • lead assurance of learning efforts of the general education program in its current and future forms;
  • advance a coherent process to ensure and enhance student learning university-wide;
  • promote the development of meaningful assurance of learning plans and strategies for academic departments, programs, and general education;
  • review assessment information and make recommendations that inform decision-making about W&L's curriculum and programs; and
  • monitor assessment findings and ensure their use to improve student learning at the university and program level.

Members are appointed by the Provost and include the Director of CARPE, the Associate Director of Assessment, faculty representatives from the College, the Williams School, and eventually the Law School, to include representatives from general-education curriculum areas.

Paul Hanstedt, Chair

Ex Officio members

Kristy Crickenberger, Associate Director of Assessment
Paul Hanstedt, Director, Center for Academic Resources and Pedagogical Excellence (CARPE)

Appointed Faculty members

Nathaniel Goldberg, Humanities - 2019-2023
Caleb Dance, World Languages - 2019-2023
Chris Dobbins, Arts - 2019-2023
Eric Moffa, Social Sciences - 2019-2023
Yanhong Zhu, Literature - 2019-2023 (On leave Fall 2022)
Sarah Blythe, Sciences - 2021-2024
Kyle Friend, Lab Sciences - 2022-2025
Michael Berlin, English/Writing - 2022-2025
Linda Hooks, Williams School - 2022-2025
Tim MacDonnell, School of Law - 2022-2025
James Broda, Mathematics and Computer Science - 2022-2025
Matthew Lin, W&L Student - 2022-2025
to be appointed, student - 2022-2025