Purpose & Members

The Task Force on Learning Goals & Assessment was launched in September 2019 to examine the university’s approach to creating, communicating, and assessing program-level outcomes for student learning. The Task Force will look at UD’s existing practices – particularly in the context of national conversations and guidance provided by UD’s accrediting body the Middle States Commission of Higher Education. Under the Middle States standards, all undergraduate and graduate degree programs are required to have clearly stated goals and systematic assessments of the extent to which students are achieving these goals.

Working collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders across the university, this task force will recommend a process for developing and assessing learning outcomes in those departments that do not currently assess program-level outcomes for students in their undergraduate and graduate degree programs in early 2020. Its report will be made available to stakeholders with an invitation to provide feedback on its findings and recommendations.


Beth Morling, Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences

Matthew Trevett-Smith, Director of Center for Teaching & Assessment of Learning


Robin Andreasen, Associate Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, College of Arts & Sciences, and Co-PI UD-ADVANCE

Siobhan Carroll, Associate Professor of and Graduate Studies Director of English, College of Arts & Sciences

Laura Field, Chairperson and Donald J. Puglisi Professor of Finance, Lerner College of Business and Economics

Christine Gorowara, Sr. Associate Director of Office of Accreditation & Certification, College of Education & Human Development

Gregory Hicks, Professor of Physical Therapy, Director of Advancing Diversity in Physical Therapy, Deputy Dean of College of Health Sciences

Hye-Shin Kim,Chairperson and Professor of Fashion & Apparel Studies, College of Arts & Sciences

Kyle McCarthy, Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology, College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Eric Rise, Associate Chair and Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, College of Arts & Sciences

Daniel Stevens, Associate Professor of Music Theory, College of Arts & Sciences

Michael Vaughan, Interim Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education for College of Engineering

Administrative Support

Marcia Hartline, Center for Teaching & Assessment of Learning

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