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.
2018-19 Committee charges
- Assess the guided self-placement in reading and writing.
- Collaborate with the Math Department’s Placement Committee to recommend a placement process.
- 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.
- Create standard student learning outcomes for the developmental courses in coordination with the respective departments.
- 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.
- 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.
Marilyn Duke, Chair
Kirsty Eisenhart, Vice Chair
Kerrie Harvey, Secretary
Ex Officio Member
Faculty Senate Executive Board
Appointed Faculty Members
Kirsty Eisenhart (2020)
Jan Gabel-Goes (2019)
Business Information Systems
Leah Omilion-Hodges (2019)
Susan Piazza (2021)
Special Education and Literacy Studies
Adrienne Redding (2021)
Appointed administrative Members
Donna (Kim) Ballard (2019)
Marilyn Duke (2020)
Academic Resource Center
Kerrie Harvey (2020)
Fine Arts Advising