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Affiliated Groups

Institutional Research Council

This group meets regularly to address data and reporting issues relevant across the University. If you have issues to bring to the IR Council, please contact the chair, Kevin Saunders (x1984,

2012-13 IR Council Members

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Some survey, assessment, focus group, or other projects may require IRB approval. For more information, go to their site.  Contact the current IRB chair or Kevin Saunders (x1984) if you have questions.

Drake Curriculum Analysis Committee (DCAC)

The Drake Curriculum Analysis Committee (DCAC; formerly the Drake Curriculum Analysis and Planning Committee) is a Faculty Senate Committee.  DCAC is responsible for assessing achievement of the student learning outcomes drawn from the Drake Mission, and evaluating the effectiveness of the Drake Curriculum and related experiential and co-curricular programs in contributing to the achievement of those outcomes.

DCAC will provide regular summaries of the student learning data to the Faculty Senate, University Curriculum Committee, and the Provost, and make recommendations as appropriate for ongoing improvement of the general education curriculum and related programs.  For more information, see their site. Contact the current chair Bruce Gilbert for additional questions.