University Assessment Committee

University Assessment Committee

The University Assessment Committee (UAC) is a presidentially-appointed  committee designed to foster communication between all colleges, schools, and divisions that facilitate and assess, student learning. The UAC works to promote an integrated culture of assessment, consistent with the Creighton mission.  The committee is charged to coordinate assessment at the University level, represent all colleges and schools in articulating an integrative assessment program, provide feedback and assistance to programs, colleges, and schools, and generally advance efforts to enhance University support for assessment.

The UAC meets regularly throughout the academic year (meeting minutes are available).

The 2015-2016 UAC members are:


 Unit Represented 

 Mary Ann Danielson (Chair)       

 Academic Excellence and Assessment 

 Jim Bothmer

 Health Sciences Library

 Tracy Chapman

Center for Academic Innovation

 Brenda Coppard

 School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

 Gintaras Duda

 Core Curriculum

 Cassie Eno

School of Medicine

 Jackie Font-Guzman

Graduate School

Rachel Goedken

School of Law

 Nalini Govindarajulu

 Heider College of Business

 Kevin Graham

 Magis Core Curriculum

 Gail Jensen

 Graduate School and University College 

 Pat Kelsey

 School of Dentistry

 Michele King

 Academic Excellence and Assessment

 Brian Kokensparger

 College of Arts and Sciences

 Tracy Leavelle

 College of Arts and Sciences

 Chad McBride

 College of Arts and Sciences

 Mark Mongar

 Information Technology

 Susan Naatz

 University Ministry

 Lori Rusch

 School of Nursing 

 Ying Vuthipadadon

 Institutional Research

 Amy Wilson

 School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

 Wayne Young, Jr.

 Student Life


The UAC provided leadership for the campus as we participated in the Higher Learning Commission's Academy for Assessment of Student Learning, a four-year focused effort on improving the quality and scope of assessment of student learning at Creighton. Admission to the Academy was based on a competitive review of applications from a variety of schools within the HLC's geographic region. As you will see from reading our application to the Academy, we relied on participation from all areas of the university. If you would like to participate in our assessment efforts, email or call Mary Ann Danielson (x2535).