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
Neil Cunningham, Director of Physical Education (FDR FP)
Paul Hanstedt, Director, Center for Academic Resources and Pedagogical Excellence (CARPE)
Florinda Ruiz, Director of the Writing Program (FDR FW)

Appointed Faculty members

Michael Bush, mathematics and computer science foundation (FDR FM) - 2019-2022
Jon Erickson, science distribution (FDR SC) -2019-2022
Nathaniel Goldberg, humanities distribution (FDR HU) -2019-2022
Yanhong Zhu, literature distribution (FDR HL) -2019-2022
Caleb Dance, world-language foundation, FDR (FL) -2019-2022
Chris Dobbins, arts distribution (FDR HA) -2019-2022
Kyle Friend, science lab distribution (FDR SL) -2019-2022
Eric Moffa, social science distribution (FDR SS) -2019-2022