Intellectual Skills Program Advisory Committee

Role

The Intellectual Skills Program Advisory Committee will assist the Intellectual Skills Development Program in ensuring that all Western Michigan University undergraduate students are able to demonstrate competencies in reading, writing, and quantitative skills.

2020-21 Committee charges

  1. Assess the guided self-placement in reading and writing.
  2. Recommend in consultation with the University Assessment Steering Committee the assessment plan for determining the reading, writing, and quantitative skills levels of entering undergraduate (First Time In Any College and transfer) students.
  3. Collect, analyze, and conduct formative evaluation of the data from developmental courses. Recommend strategies for assessing learning outcomes of students during or after completing assignments and evaluations. Review assessment outcomes to determine if strategies need to be modified and recommend modifications. Review courses which are/may be approved to satisfy the skill-building nature of the requirement.  
  4. Recommend development opportunities for faculty teaching all developmental, writing across the curriculum (in coordination with WMU Essential Studies Executive Advisory Committee), and baccalaureate-level writing courses.
MEMBERSHIP: The committee membership will consist of one faculty member from the department responsible for quantification component; two faculty members who regularly teach a baccalaureate-level writing course (preferable from a college not represented by other members of the committee); one faculty member from the department responsible for reading component; one faculty member from the department responsible for writing component; one faculty member from the Writing in the Discipline cohort; the Intellectual Skills Development Program director, or designee; one academic advisor; and a representative of the Undergraduate Studies Council as an ex officio member.

Committee Officers

Vacant, Chair

Kirsty Eisenhart, Vice Chair

Richard McMullen, Secretary

Ex Officio Member

Vacant
Undergraduate Studies Council

Appointed Faculty Members

Kirsty Eisenhart (2023)
Mathematics
Developmental Math Representative

Marie Moreno (2022)
Business Information Systems
Baccalaureate-level Writing Representative

Vacant (2022)
Baccalaureate-level Writing Representative

Vacant (2021)
Developmental Writing Representative

Vacant (2021)
Developmental Reading Representative

Vacant (2023)
Writing in the Discipline Representative

Appointed administrative Members

Richard McMullen (2023)
Director of Exploratory Advising
Intellectual Skills Program Representative

Vacant (2023)
Fine Arts
Academic Advising Representative