University Assessment Committee (UAC)


  1. Support, promote, coordinate and otherwise facilitate assessment activities and best practices to advance institutional effectiveness and student learning across the University.
  2. Ensure that goals and objectives developed by University programs or units are in alignment with the mission and are used for continuous improvement.
  3. Communicate relevant information about assessment activity to all constituencies of Wilkes University.

Committee Composition

One elected faculty member from each college or school and one appointed by the General Education Committee; two staff representatives appointed by the Vice President of Student Affairs; the Director of Institutional Research; a representative of the Farley Library appointed by the Dean of the Library; up to two additional assessment experts (from among Wilkes faculty, staff or administration) appointed by the Provost; and two student representatives, one undergraduate student appointed by student government and one graduate student selected by the committee.

The Faculty co-Chair of the Assessment Committee will be elected by the Committee.

Faculty members serve three-year renewable terms.

2021-22 Committee Members

*Committee Co-Chairs
Type of Representative Representation Area Name
Faculty Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Dr. Linda Winkler
Faculty Business & Leadership Dr. Justin Matus
Faculty Education Dr. Diane Polachek
Faculty Nursing Dr. Wei Du (Electrical Engineering & Physics)
Faculty Pharmacy Dr. Meagan Mielczarek*
Faculty Science & Engineering Dr. Bill Biggers
Faculty General Education Committee Mrs. Lisa Reynolds
Staff Institutional Research Mr. Brian Bogert*
Staff Library Ms. Gina Cherundolo
Staff University College Dr. MaryBeth Mullen
Staff Student Affairs Dr. Phil Ruthkosky
Assessment Assessment Expert Dr. Meagan Mielczarek
Student Graduate Ms. Jeanne Rabel
Student(s) Undergraduate Currently Vacant