The Drake Curriculum Analysis Committee (DCAC; formerly the Drake Curriculum Analysis and Planning Committee) 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.
Specific responsibilities of the committee include:
The committee will be chaired by a faculty member holding the rank of associate or full professor, the term to last for one year; after the first year of DCAC’s existence, any faculty member appointed to the chair’s position must previously have served on the committee for a minimum of one year.
In appointing faculty, the Senate Executive Committee should give consideration to the level of involvement of individual faculty members with the Drake Curriculum (such as past participation in teaching FYS or AOIs) or with college, school, or program assessment.
Initial terms will be staggered so that committee openings occur on a three-year rotating basis. Two representatives will be appointed for each term of service, paired as follows: Business and Education, Pharmacy and Cowles Library, and Arts and Sciences and Journalism.
Note: Historically, the Student Senate has appointed a representative to DCAP, often the chair of the Student Senate’s Academic Affairs Committee. We suggest that this student might be better placed on the University Curriculum Committee than on the newly constituted DCAC, as the UCC’s mandate to review Drake Curriculum courses and cross-college programs aligns more closely with academic affairs decisions directly affecting students.
|Name||Unit||Term of Service||Position|
|Sandy Henry||SJMC||Thru May 2022|
|Brian Vander Naald||CBPA||Thru May 2020|
|Darla Eastman||CPHS||Thru May 2021||Vice-Chair 2019-2020|
|DeDe Small||SOE||Thru May 2020||Chair 2019-2020|
|Cameron Tuai||Cowles||Thru May 2021|
|Will Garriott||A&S||Thru May 2022|
|Art Sanders||Assoc Provost||Ex officio|
|Kevin Saunders||Director of Institutional Research and Assessment||Ex officio|
|Jerry Parker||Dean of Students||Ex officio|
|Jerome Hilscher||Associate CITO||Ex Officio|