Student Achievement Assessment Committee (SAAC)

BGSU’s Student Achievement Assessment Committee (SAAC) is charged with developing, and coordinating assessment activities and fostering a culture of assessment that is faculty-driven and administratively supported within the University.  This includes, but is not limited to: creating and monitoring the University Assessment Plan and other strategic initiatives, facilitating and guiding SAAC reporting, overseeing and maintaining University Learning Outcomes (ULOs), assisting in the development and revision of General Education, and advising and advocating the use of assessment for both improvement and accountability at BGSU.

SAAC Tasks/Responsibilities

  • Create, monitor, and evaluate university and program assessment plans (i.e., General Education, SAAC Reports, Program Review, etc.), with the assistance from other committees (e.g., Bowling Green Perspective (BGP), and the Office of Assessment
  • Oversee programmatic assessment planning and provide feedback and strategies to programs to improve student achievement of program learning outcomes via SAAC reporting
  • Define policy and procedures, in conjunction with the Office of Assessment, for updating University Learning Outcomes (ULO’s) and program learning outcomes and the assessment planning process at BGSU
  • Advise and counsel the General Education Committee (BGP) and Office of Assessment in planning and conducting an assessment of the University’s general education program
  • Assist the Office of Assessment in the facilitation and participation of ongoing assessment activities required for accreditation at the college and university level (i.e., Higher Learning Committee (HLC) accreditation)
  • Serve as an advisory board to the Office of Assessment on matters related to the assessment of student learning outcomes, assessment policy and procedure, and the effective integration and alignment of assessment initiatives with university goals and activities, strategic planning, budgeting, and resource allocation
  • Develop university templates and timelines, that align with the strategic planning process, for reporting university and programmatic assessment activities  (e.g., SAAC Reporting)
  • Review assessment plans and program review documentation, on request, to ensure that it meets requirements for both internal and external review and aligns with university assessment initiatives
2023-2024 SAAC Membership  
Office/College/Program Name/Title  
Office of Academic Assessment Jessica Turos, Associate Director  
Office of Academic Assessment Audrey Conway Roberts, Faculty Associate  
Office of Academic Assessment Justice Avornu, Graduate Assistant  
Institutional Effectiveness John Lommel, Director  
Bowling Green Perspective Director  
Center for Faculty Excellence Chelsea Chandler, Director (Spring 2024)
Kristen Hidinger, Instructional Designer (Fall 2023)
College of Arts and Sciences Phil Dickinson, Associate Dean  
College of Arts and Sciences Arthur Samel, Faculty Representative  
Schmidthorst College of Business   Karen Eboch (Spring 2024)
Zubair Mohamed, Associate Dean (Fall 2023)
Schmidthorst College of Business Amelia Carr, Faculty Representative  
College of Education and Human Development Brian Campbell, Associate Dean  
College of Education and Human Development Melissa Cardenas, Assessment Officer  
College of Education and Human Development Jenny Toonstra, Faculty Representative  
College of Health and Human Services Dawn Anderson, Associate Dean  
College of Health and Human Services Angela Carriker, Faculty Representative  
College of Musical Arts Charles Saenz, Associate Dean  
College of Technology, Architecture, and Applied Engineering Jared Tuberty, Assistant Dean
College of Technology, Architecture, and Applied Engineering Stan Guidera, Graduate Faculty Representative  
Firelands College PJ Mays, Assistant Dean  
Firelands College Matthew Rome, Faculty Representative  
Graduate College Mary-Jon Ludy, Associate Dean
University Libraries Eileen Bosch, Associate Dean
University Libraries
Laura Sheets, Faculty Representative  

Updated: 02/06/2024 11:06AM