Eastern Washington University has a well developed committee structure for the oversight of academic and institutional assessment. Two main committees--the Academic Programs Assessment Committee (APAC) and the Institutional Assessment Committee (IAC)--direct assessment.
APAC, which reports to the Faculty Senate, oversees student learning assessment in degree programs and general education. IAC oversees the evaluation of EWU's support services and business units.
Each of EWU's six colleges has an assessment committee. One member of each college committee, typically the chair, sits on APAC to ensure university-wide coordination of academic assessment. In addition, a member of the Undergraduate Affairs Committee (UAC) and Graduate Affairs Committee (GAC) serve on APAC so that APAC can be apprised of proposals for new academic programs and can consult with the proposal authors on program learning outcomes.
The General Education Assessment Steering Committee reports jointly to APAC and the General Education Committee (GEC), the Faculty Senate committee responsible for GE curriculum.
The Institutional Assessment Committee (IAC) is made up of representatives from the university's support services and business units. The Student Affairs division has its own assessment committee, with representation from all of the student affairs units, that reports to the IAC.