Assessment, Accreditation and Strategic Planning

Committees and Teams

The Social Responsibility Task Force (SRFT), comprised of over 70 individuals representing various areas of the university and community, was formed in Fall 2015. This committee, like its predecessor the Higher Values in Higher Education Committee (HVHE) was initially formed to conduct strategic planning for the university. Eventually in the Fall of 2018, this task force began focusing on various aspects of accreditation and began compiling supporting evidence for the HLC assurance argument and 2021 accreditation visit.

In Spring 2020 an assurance argument writing team was formed. This team is now drafting the assurance argument, attending workshops sponsored by HLC, preparing the necessary webpages for the accreditation review, and implementing the next steps in this process.

In Summer 2020 five working groups will address individual pieces of the assurance argument and prepare for submission.

Click on the tabs below to learn more about the commitees and teams responsible for the development of the assurance arguement.

Social Responsibility Task Force

The Social Responsibility Task Force, comprised of over 70 individuals representing various areas of the university and community, was formed in Fall 2015.

  • Ms. Audrey Adamson, Assistant Director, Quad Cities Student Services/President, Council of Administrative Personnel
  • Ms. Rocio Ayard-Ochoa, Director, Casa Latina/Council of Administrative Personnel
  • Dr. Lori Baker-Sperry, Professor, Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Mr. Brad Bainter, Vice President, Advancement and Public Services
  • Ms. Lindsey Bideaux, Communication Major/Quad Cities Student Government Association
  • Mr. Bill Brewer, Assistant Director of Physical Plant
  • Dr. Kat Broughton, Assistant Professor, Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration/Quad Cities Faculty Council
  • Mr. Roger Clawson, Western Illinois University Board of Trustees
  • Mr. Billy Clow, Dean, College of Fine Arts and Communication
  • Mr. Dan Dankert, Graduate Student, College Student Personnel/Quad Cities Student Government Association
  • Gary Daytner, Associate Professor, Educational Studies
  • Dr. Katrina Daytner, Dean, College of Education and Human Services
  • Dr. Rumen Dimitrov, Professor, Mathematics and Philosophy/Faculty Senate
  • Dr. Steve Dworkin, Professor, Psychology/Faculty Senate
  • Ms. Cathy Early, Western Illinois University Board of Trustees
  • Dr. Jack Elfrink, Dean, College of Business and Technology
  • Ms. Nichole Friedrichsen, Administrative Aide, Office of the Senior Vice President/Civil Service Employees Council
  • Dr. Jeff Hancks, Director, School of Global Education and Outreach
  • Dr. Rick Hardy, Dean, Centennial Honors College
  • Mr. Michael Harmon, Finance Major/Macomb Student Government Association
  • Dr. Buzz Hoon, Associate Dean, College of Fine Arts and Communication
  • Ms. Stephanie Hovsepian, Director, Women’s Center/Council of Administrative Professionals
  • Dr. Fred Isele, Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction/Quad Cities Faculty Council
  • Ms. Debbie Kepple-Mamros, Assistant to the Senior Vice President
  • Ms. Marissa Kletke, Liberal Arts and Sciences Major/Quad Cities Student Government Association
  • Dr. Bill Knox, Professor, English
  • Ms. Kellie Larrabee, Admissions Counselor, Graduate Studies
  • Dr. Michael Lorenzen, Dean, University Libraries
  • Dr. Angela Lynn, University Registrar
  • Dr. Sue Martinelli Fernandez, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Mr. Damon McArthur, Professor, Art
  • Dr. Jennifer McNabb, Chair, History
  • Dr. Leslie Melim, Professor, Earth, Atmospheric, and Geographic Information Sciences
  • Dr. Chris Merrett, Director, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs
  • Dr. Kristi Mindrup, Assistant Vice President, Quad Cities Academic Affairs
  • Ms. Dana Moon, Assistant to the Dean, College of Education and Human Services/Council of Administrative Professionals
  • Dr. Christopher Morrow, Professor, English
  • Dr. Mark Mossman, Associate Provost and Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs
  • Dr. Kathy Neumann, Interim Provost and Academic Vice President
  • Mr. Robert O’Bear, Accountant I, Accountant, President, Civil Service Employees Council
  • Dr. Lorette Oden, Associate Dean, College of Education and Human Services
  • Mr. Curt Oldfield, President, Spoon River College
  • Dr. Carla Paciotto, Professor, Educational Studies/Quad Cities Faculty Council
  • Mr. Sairam Panguluri, Computer Science Major/Macomb Student Government Association
  • Ms. Becky Paulsen, Director of Development, Business Engagement and Outreach
  • Dr. Bill Polley, Interim Vice President, Administrative Services
  • Ms. Priscilla Porter, Recreation, Park and Tourism Major/Quad Cities Student Government Association
  • Dr. Rob Porter, Associate Professor, Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration/Chairperson, Quad Cities Faculty Council
  • Ms. Andi Potter, Academic Advisor, College of Business and Technology
  • Dr. Christopher Pynes, Professor, Mathematics and Philosophy/Chairperson, Faculty Senate
  • Mr. Jesse Ramos, Management Major, President, Quad Cities Student Government Association
  • Mr. Grant Reed, Agriculture Major/Macomb Student Government Association
  • Dr. Joe Rives, Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning and Initiatives
  • Dr. Jeremy Robinett, Assistant Professor, Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration
  • Ms. Kelly Rodgers, Graduate Student, Business Administration/Macomb Student Government Association
  • Dr. Roger Runquist, Director, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research
  • Ms. Mallory Sajewski, Assistant Professor, Libraries
  • Dr. Paul Schlag, Chief of Staff/Assistant to the President
  • Ms. Carol Scott, Alumni Council
  • Mr. Ian Shelly, Assistant Professor, Art
  • Ms. Amber Shupe, Political Science and Foreign Languages and Cultures double major/Macomb Student
  • Government Association
  • Ms. Rebecca Slater, Executive Director, University Technology (CIO)
  • Ms. Amy Spelman, Director, Alumni Programs
  • Ms. Christine Staley, Office Manager, Psychology/Civil Service Employees Council
  • Dr. Susan Stewart, Professor, Management and Marketing
  • Dr. Christopher Sutton, Professor
  • Ms. Lisa Turke, Office Manager, College of Education & Human Services/Civil Service Employees Council
  • Dr. Tammy Werner, Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology/Quad Cities Faculty Council
  • Mr. Curtis Williams, Director, Quad Cities Student Services
  • Dr. Ron Williams, Vice President, Student Services

Assurance Argument Writing Team

Dr. Mark Mossman, Associate Provost and Accreditation Liaison Officer (Chair)

Dr. Lori Baker-Sperry, Professor and University Assessment Coordinator

Ms. Angela Bonifas, Director, Institutional Research

Dr. Kristi Mindrup, Assistant Vice President, Quad Cities

Dr. Amy Patrick Mossman, Professor and Director of the University Writing Center

Mr. Justin Schuch, Interim Executive Director of Retention Initiatives

Criterion 1

Writing Team Representative

BOT Chair/Representative

Faculty Senate Chair

Graduate Council Chair

General Faculty Representative

General Academic Affairs Administrative Representative

General Student Services Representative

Foundation Board Representative

Criterion 2

Writing Team Representative

BOT Chair/Representative

EOA Representative

Legal Services Representative

Auditing/Business Services Representative

Criterion 3

Writing Team Representative

Faculty Senate Chair

CCPI Chair

CGE Chair

Graduate Council Chair

Registrar

CITR Director

Criterion 4

Writing Team Representative

CCPI Chair

CAGAS Chair

Representative from Admissions

Representative from Provost/Academic Contracts

Representative from UPI

Registrar

CITR Director

Criterion 5

Writing Team Representative

Director of Institutional Research

Executive Director of Personnel and Financial Affairs

Associate Provost of Budget, Planning, and Personnel

Director of Quad Cities Operations and Planning

Assurance Argument Team

  • Dr. Mark Mossman
  • Ms. Angela Bonifas
  • Dr. Angela Lynn
  • Dr. Brian Bellott
  • Dr. Chris Merrett
  • Mr. Doug Freed
  • Dr. Debbie Kepple-Mamros
  • Ms. Gretchen Sullivan
  • Mr. Justin Schuch
  • Dr. Lori Baker-Sperry
  • Dr. Sue Martinelli-Fernandez
  • Mayor Mike Inman
  • Dr. Polly Radosh
  • Dr. Peter Jorgensen
  • Dr. Russ Morgan
  • Ms. Roberta Smith
  • Dr. Sterling Saddler
  • Provost Billy Clow
  • Dr. Christopher Pynes
  • Dr. Jeremy Robinett
  • Dr. Teresa Smith
  • Ms. Audrey Adamson
  • Dr. Amy Patrick Mossman
  • Ms. Daria Levchenko
  • Dr. Everett Hamner
  • Interim President Martin Abraham
  • Ms, Marissa Kletke
  • Dr. Shawn Meagher