A new advisory council has been created to provide cross-campus feedback on the progress of the university’s Quality Enhancement Plan — student learning in a team environment.
Representatives are included from all UAB academic, student government, faculty senate and some administrative units. Initial appointments are for three years, and a member selected from the council will serve a one-year term as chair.
The council will meet twice in each of the fall and spring semesters, beginning in September, and will advise on both short- and long-range plans, evaluate CTL-QEP Teaching Innovation awards and UNIT awards programs and review progress toward major milestones.
The inaugural members are listed alphabetically:
- Brooke Becker, UAB Libraries
- Courtney Bentley, EdD, Education
- Dan Bullard, Ph.D., Joint Health Sciences
- Kellie Carter, Ph.D., Graduate School
- Rod Fullard, O.D., Optometry
- Laurel Hitchcock, Ph.D., CAS
- Lynn Holt, Health Professions
- Anthony Hood, Ph.D., Business
- Maria Hopkins Ph.D., CAS
- Lisa Kerr, Ed.D., VMASC
- Jason Kirby, Ph.D., Engineering
- Rhonda McLain, Ph.D., Nursing
- Sam Moss, Undergraduate Student Government Association
- Pam Paustian, Ph.D., eLearning and Professional Studies
- Scott Phillips, Ph.D., Center for Teaching and Learning
- Julie Preskitt, Ph.D., Public Health
- Lauren Rast, Ph.D., CAS
- Cheryl Robinson, DSN, Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee
- Scott Snyder, Ph.D., Center for Educational Accountability
- Garrett Stephens, Graduate Student Government
- Cynthia Terry, Registrar
- Ken Tilashalski, DMD, Dentistry
- Diane Tucker, Ph.D., Honors College
- James Willig, M.D., Medicine
Universities are required by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to have a Quality Enhancement Plan that improves an aspect of student learning and enhances the quality of higher education. UAB’s five-year plan was implemented in 2015.