Outcomes Assessment is the process of gathering evidence of student learning, reviewing the evidence to determine if students are learning what they are expected to learn, and using this evidence to review and improve courses and programs. The mission of the Outcomes Advisory Council (OAC) is to guide and support Waubonsee’s outcomes assessment process both to continually improve teaching and learning and to help Waubonsee meet accreditation standards.

The primary goals of the OAC are to:

  • Recommend and promote guidelines related to outcomes assessment at the college;
  • Develop and communicate a culture of continuous improvement through teaching, learning, curriculum and instruction;
  • Support and provide feedback on training for outcomes assessment activities;
  • Provide input on the creation of an institutional outcomes assessment plan and encourage the use of high-impact institutional practices; and
  • Review institutional outcomes assessment data, provide feedback and recommendations for communication and next steps related to the data.

OAC Members

Although OAC membership includes a minimum of two faculty members from each division, we welcome all interested faculty and staff. 

Liaisons and Co-Leaders: Justin Hoshaw and Evan Thomas
Academic Support: Spencer Brayton, Michelle Lindquist, and Melissa Morgan
Business, Technology and Workforce Education: Derek Schreiner and Justin Kline
Health Professions and Public Service: Drea Brus, Tracy Limbrunner, Mike Moran, and Marjie Schoolfield
LAS/Communication, Humanities & Art: Sharon Garcia, Jon Nichols, and Sarah Quirk
LAS/Science & Math: Steve Kifowit and Lorrie Stahl
LAS/Social Sciences: Elior Iseli and Heather LaCost
Co-curricular: Julie Bechtold, Hoitung Leung and Scott Peska
Office of Learning Outcomes and Curriculum: Kathleen Gorski and Terry Lyons

Interested in becoming an OAC member? Contact an Outcomes Assessment Liaisons for more information:

Justin Hoshaw, Assistant Professor of Biology - jhoshaw@waubonsee.edu

Evan Thomas, Assistant Professor of Biology - ethomas@waubonsee.edu

2021-2022 OAC Meetings

Fall 2021

September 14th

September 28th

October 12th

October 26th

November 9th

November 30th

Spring 2022

February 1st

February 15th

March 1st

March 22th

April 5th

April 19th

Tuesdays 2:30 pm-4:00 pm
Zoom Meeting