Institute Assessment Council

Institute Assessment Council

Council Charge, Roles, and Responsibilities

Council Membership

Institute Assessment Council

Program-level outcomes assessment at Georgia Institute of Technology dates back to 1995.  The assessment of program-level student learning outcomes is important for the Institute to advance innovation in the teaching and learning process. Currently, the Institute has an annual assessment process wherein, on May 31 of each year, academic degree programs submit annual assessment reports to the Office of Academic Effectiveness (OAE). These reports detail the assessment of expected program-level student learning outcomes, the extent to which these outcomes are realized, and the use of results to inform program improvements.  In the spirit of continuous improvement, the Institute Assessment Council is charged by the Associate Provost for Academic Effectiveness.


Council Charge, Roles, and Responsibilities

Council Charge

The Assessment Council is charged to bring together assessment professionals from across campus for networking and collaboration in an effort to develop and foster a culture of continuous improvement across the Institute.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Assessment Council

  • Collaborate on initiatives designed to build capacity across the Institute for meaningful assessment of student learning and the student experience. 
  • Annually, evaluate the quality of the Institute’s assessment processes by conducting a meta-assessment of a representative sample of assessment reports from academic degree programs and academic and student support services.  
  • Provide support to the Office of Academic Effectiveness (OAE) in advancing academic effectiveness initiatives. 

Roles and Responsibilities of the Members

  • Participation in regularly scheduled ICAA meetings.
  • Support the ICAA in executing its charge.
  • Champion academic effectiveness in their school and college.

Institute Assessment Council Organizational Chart


Council Membership

Council membership is comprised of representatives from each of the Colleges and Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE).  Members are invited by the Associate Provost.  They are encouraged to invite other colleagues to assessment council meetings to discuss good practices in assessment. 

Meeting Frequency: The Committee will meet quarterly during the academic year.  If needed, the Chair may call additional meetings. 

Committee Chair

The committee is chaired by the Director of Assessment in the Office of Academic Effectiveness.

Following are current members:

Behravest, Essy

College of Engineering
Director of Undergraduate Studies and Senior Academic Professional Department of Biomedical Engineering

Cameron, Elijah

College of Computing
Director of Assessment

Castro, Daniel

College of Design
Professor and Chair School of Building Construction

Chaviano, Casey

Professional Member
Assistant Director for Assessment & Planning – Office of Undergraduate Education

Colatrella, Carol

Ivan Allen College
Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Faculty Development

Courville, Troy

GT Professional Education
Director of Assessment & Educational Insights

Davis-Nozemack, Karie

Scheller College of Business
Associate Professor

Frizzell, Matthew

Professional Member
Assessment Librarian

Holder, Mary

College of Science
Academic Professional (Neuroscience)

Jankowski, Christopher

College of Science
Director of Graduate Advising and Assessment and Assistant Director of Teaching Effectiveness

Nagel, Kristine S.

College of Engineering
Academic Professional

Pedicino, Vince

Ivan Allen College
Assistant Director Graduate Programs

Rinehart, Michelle A.

College of Design
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Outreach

Stewart, Christie

College of Science
Academic Professional (Biological Sciences)

Terrell, Michael

Ivan Allen College
Graduate Coordinator (School of Literature, Media, and Communication)

Weigel, Emily

College of Science
Academic Professional (Biological Sciences)

Whiteman, Wayne

College of Engineering
Director of the Office of Student Services and Principal Academic Professional

Woods, Brenda

Professional Member
Director of Research and Assessment – Division of Student Life

Last Updated: Sep 25 2020