Montana State University

Assessment and Outcomes Committee

FY11-12 Membership; Updated September 2011


Larsen, Ron ChairAcademic Affairs
Smith, Nora Ex officioAgriculture
Rea, Bill Ex officioArts & Architecture
Benham, Harry Ex officioBusiness
Downey, Jayne Ex officioEducation & HHD
Sherick, Heidi MarieEx officioEngineering
Zajdel, Melody MEx officioLetters & Science
McNeely, Gretchen AEx officioNursing
Donnelly, Diane Ex officioUniversity Studies
Rimpau, Jim Ex officio Planning and Analysis
Bangert, ArtEx officio Faculty Senate


Monitor the development of a university-wide program to assess student learning in general education and the undergraduate majors that meets the accreditation standards established by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.




Voting Members: Student member.

Voting Ex Officio Members: Associate Provost for Academic Affairs (Director of Assessment); Assistant Deans of the academic colleges; Director, University Studies.

Non voting Ex Officio Members: Representatives from Faculty Council, Planning and Analysis, Teaching/Learning Committee.

Length of Term

Voting Members: Student member serves one year term, and can be reappointed.

Voting Ex Officio Members: Term of office.

Non-voting Ex Officio Members: One year, renewable.

Appointed By

Voting Members: Student member is nominated by the ASMSU president.

Voting Ex Officio Members: By position.

Non-voting Ex Officio Members: respective committees.


Current -- Ron Larsen
Title -- Associate Provost
Appointed By -- Provost
Length of Term -- Term of office

Advisory To

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Reports Due

As required by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.