Academic Program Assessment Committee (APAC)

Committee Charge

The Academic Program Assessment Committee (APAC) is responsible for making recommendations to the Provost to maintain a robust culture of assessment at the university. The committee reviews the quality of assessment plans submitted by academic units within colleges, encourages assessment to be used to improve student learning, and regularly reports to the Provost the status of the academic assessment processes at the institution. Committee members are liaisons to their college on academic assessment matters.

Specifically, this committee reviews and makes recommendations to the Provost regarding:

  • Actions to maintain a robust academic assessment process at the university.
  • Ways to assist academic units with assessment of student learning and development. The committee reviews the quality of and provides feedback on assessment plans and the use of assessment results for the improvement of student learning.
  • Educational and training needs related to academic assessment.
  • Actions that are critical for sustaining the assessment process and promoting the culture of assessment at the university.

Committee Membership

The voting membership of APAC is comprised of full-time faculty representatives from the university’s colleges. Faculty members are nominated by their respective Dean to the Provost for a committee service term of one year, renewable for a second year. Nominated faculty members must be full-time faculty members in the college. Faculty may serve for up to two consecutive years. After two consecutive years the Dean must nominate a new faculty member. A faculty member is able to be re-nominated for service on the committee following a one-year hiatus.

2021-2022 Voting Members:

  • College of Aeronautics: 
  • Nathan M. Bisk College of Business: 
  • College of Engineering and Science: 
    • Dr. Chelakara Subramanian, Professor, Aerospace Engineering, Department of Aerospace, Physics & Space Sciences
    • Dr. Josko Zec, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering, Department of Computer Engineering & Sciences
    • Dr. Ilya Mingareev, Assistant Professor & Mechanical Engineering Program Chair, Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical & Civil Engineering
    • Dr. Kevin Johnson, Professor & Oceanography and Environmental Science Program Chair, Department of Ocean Engineering & Marine Sciences
  • College of Psychology and Liberal Arts: 
  • General Education: 
    • Liberal Arts: Dr. Andy Stanfield, Assistant Professor & English/ESL/Languages Program Chair, School of Arts & Communications
    • Mathematics: Dr. William Girton, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences
    • Science: Dr. Pavithra Pathirathna, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering & Sciences

Non-voting Administrative Members:

Committee Calendar

APAC meets at least monthly all calendar year. Periodical meetings may focus on general education.  Members are expected to be available throughout the year to regularly attend meetings.

Fall 2021 Meeting Dates & Deadlines

Meeting ScheduleDeadline to Submit Agenda Items to APAC

Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 1:00-2:00 PM

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 1:00-2:00 PM Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 1:00-2:00 PM              

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 1:00-2:00 PM Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Committee Guests & Open Meetings

The Academic Program Assessment Committee (APAC) may regularly invite faculty and other guests who are subject matter experts in the academic program being discussed to provide context and answer questions from the committee members.

APAC meetings are open to all Florida Tech faculty, administrators, and staff. Non-committee members in attendance can contribute to the discussion and provide questions, comments, and other information for the committee to consider as part of their deliberations. After the open discussion, the committee deliberates and votes. Guests may not disrupt final committee deliberation and voting.

Non-committee members are welcome to bring forward prospective items for the committee’s consideration. Those items should be submitted in advance to the chair or brought up at the end of the meeting as other business and will be considered for a future agenda.