Student Achievement Assessment Committee (SAAC)

BGSU’s Student Achievement Assessment Committee (SAAC) is charged with developing, 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

2017-2018 SAAC Membership

Office/College/Program

Name/Title

Institutional Effectiveness

Julie Matuga, Associate Vice Provost 

Office of Academic Assessment

Jessica Turos, Associate Director

Office of Academic Assessment

Carrie Hamady, Faculty Affiliate

Office of Academic Assessment

Ishmael Tagoe, Graduate Assistant

Bowling Green Perspective

Donna Nelson-Beene, Director

College of Arts and Sciences

Theodore Rippey, Associate Dean

College of Arts and Sciences

Phil Dickinson, Associate Dean

College of Arts and Sciences

Arthur Samel, Faculty Affiliate

College of Business  

Zubair Mohamed, Associate Dean

College of Business  

Pascal Bizarro, Faculty Representative

College of Education and Human Development

Brian Campbell, Associate Dean

College of Education and Human Development

Melissa Cardenas, Assessment Officer

College of Health and Human Services

Melissa Burek, Associate Dean

College of Health and Human Services

Carrie Hamady, Faculty Representative

College of Musical Arts

Per Broman, Associate Dean

College of Musical Arts

Lisa Martin, Faculty Representative

College of Technology, Architecture, and Applied Engineering

Todd Waggoner, Associate Dean

Firelands College

Kate Dailey, Associate Dean

Firelands College

Chris Fluckinger, Faculty Representative

Graduate College

Margaret Booth, Dean 

Graduate College

Alexander Goberman, Associate Dean 

Graduate College

Matthew Lavery, Faculty Representative

Student Affairs

Christopher Bullins, Dean of Students

University Libraries

Michelle Chronister, Associate Dean

University Libraries

Eileen Bosch, Faculty Representative