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+ Campus alert: A-State Closed Jan. 16

A-State Closed on Jan. 16 due to winter precipitation.

Arkansas State University is closed today, Tuesday, Jan. 16, due to winter precipitation. All winter response staff members are requested to report to their duty stations.

Overnight, snow fall made conditions for students, faculty and staff hazardous.

"Our administrative team determined the snowfall was going to be heavier than forecast and while today was scheduled to be the first day of class for the spring 2018 semester, I've decided it is best that we cancel classes for today," Chancellor Kelly Damphousse said.

All classes at the Jonesboro and Paragould locations are cancelled. Online classes continue.

While offices and classes are closed, university residential life areas continue to operate to support the on-campus student population.

Important Updates

  • The American Spiritual Ensemble will perform at Fowler Center's Riceland Hall tonight at 7:30pm.
  • For students living on-campus, Acansa Dining Hall will operate under "brunch hours" with service from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and then 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • ETS testing candidates that were scheduled for today should contact the Testing Center in the Reng Student Union at 972-2038 when A-State reopens and they will assist with rescheduling.
  • The Red WOLF Center will open today on winter weather hours of noon until 5 p.m.
  • Dean B. Ellis Library is closed all day today.

For updates on A-State events, please check the university’s official website AState.edu or social media feeds, Facebook.com/ArkansasState or @ArkansasState on Twitter.

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A-State Assessment Committee

Purpose Statement

A-State Assessment Committee

Purpose Statement

Fall 2017

The A-State Assessment Committee (AAC) at Arkansas State University (A-State) is charged with the primary responsibility of planning and directing assessment at the university level.  The purpose of the AAC is as follows:

  • Reviewing the university learning outcomes and recommending revisions when needed
  • Developing an assessment process for the university learning outcomes
  • Recommending the development, acquisition, and use of attitudinal and other types of surveys/questionnaires as institutional assessment instruments
  • Providing leadership for the development and implementation of campus-wide institutional assessment procedures
  • Establishing and monitoring the University's annual assessment calendar
  • Evaluating the institutional assessment procedures and making recommendations to the University's executive leadership (Chancellor, Provost, VC Student Affairs, VC Finance, etc.)
  • Recommending channels and the types of information that can be routinely communicated campus-wide and to the external constituencies/stakeholders
  • Coordination of all assessment committees on campus--the Program-level Assessment Committee, General Education Committee, and Co-Curricular Assessment Committee
  • Utilizes the A-State shared governance oversight process when appropriate for issues related to campus-wide assessment issues and/or procedures

Membership will consist of the following individuals and representatives:

  • Elected representative/s from the Program Assessment Committee
  • Elected representative/s from the Co-Curricular Assessment Committee
  • Elected representative General Education Committee
  • Elected representative Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
  • Elected representative Graduate Council
  • Undergraduate student who is appointed from Student Government Association
  • Graduate student who is appointed from the Graduate Student Council
  • Director of Assessment and the Office of Assessment team
  • Representative from Academic Affairs

AAC Members

Mr. Landen Crancer

Dr. Summer DeProw

Ms. Shelley Gipson

Mr. Ali Khalil

Dr. Paul Mixon

Dr. Melodie Philhours

Ms. Beth Silverthorn

Dr. Debbie Shelton

Ms. Martha Spack

Ms. Mary Elizabeth Spence

Ms. Elizabeth Wakefield

Dr. Karen Wheeler