Student Learning Outcomes Committee (SLOC)

To best serve its students and faculty, and to enhance compliance with accreditation standards, Upstate Medical University is strengthening the processes by which we identify and measure student learning outcomes.  This includes hiring new administrative staff with expertise dedicated to study assessment and program evaluation, establishing a university-wide oversight process for measurement of learning outcomes, and identifying key faculty and staff leaders in each college with responsibility for these efforts within their colleges and across the university. 

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The Student Learning Outcomes Committee will play an important role in enhancing the quality and process to assess student learning and educational program effectiveness on campus.  Members include representatives from all four colleges and other key administrative personnel.

Committee Charge:

  1. To create and maintain a portfolio of the programs of assessment of student learning and evaluation of educational programs at both the college and institutional level
  2. To foster best practices and quality improvement in assessment of student learning, evaluation of educational programs, and use of these outcomes in program planning across colleges
  3. To ensure that the university and its individual educational programs comply with accreditation standards regarding the assessment of student learning and use of outcomes for institutional effectiveness from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Current Members

Lauren Germain

Lauren Germain,
Committee Chair
(Office of Evaluation,
Assessment & Research)

Colleen Dillenbeck

Colleen Dillenbeck,
Committee Support
(Office of Evaluation,
Assessment & Research)

Terri Brown

Terri Brown
(College of Graduate Studies)

John Folk

John Folk
(College of Medicine)

Margaret Formica

Margaret Formica
(Public Health &
Preventive Medicine)

Sue Graham

Sue Graham
(College of Health Professions)

Jennifer Martin-Tse

Jennifer Martin-Tse
(Student Affairs, Registrar)

Sherri McMullen

Sherri McMullen
(College of Nursing) 

Joan O'Brien

Joan O’Brien
(College of Health Professions)

Eric Olson

Eric Olson
(College of Graduate Studies)

Tom Poole

Tom Poole
(College of Medicine)

  

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