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: Michelle Lindquist and Marjie Schoolfield
Academic Support: Maribeth Brown
Business, Technology and Workforce Education: Jeanine McMillen
Faculty Development and Engagement: Jennifer Howard and Tanya Watts
Health Professions and Public Service: Katherine Hodur, Tracy Limbrunner and Mike Moran
LAS/Communication, Humanities & Art: Sarah Quirk and Lilia Mendoza
LAS/Science & Math: Evan Thomas, and Steve Kifowit
LAS/Social Sciences: Elior Iseli and Heather LaCost
Office of Learning Outcomes and Curriculum: Kathleen Gorski, Chadd Engel, and Terry Lyons

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

Michelle Lindquist, Associate Professor of English Development Education  mlindquist@waubonsee.edu 

Marjie Schoolfield, Associate Professor of Nursing  mschoolfield@waubonsee.edu

AY24 OAC Meetings

Fall 2023

September 12th

September 26th

October 3rd

October 17th

October 24th

November 14th

Spring 2024

January 30th 

February 13th 

February 27th 

March 19th 

April 2nd

April 16th

Tuesdays 2:30 pm-4:00 pm
OAC Teamwork