CON Undergraduate Exam Support Committee Rules of the Faculty Organization
|UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER
COLLEGE OF NURSING
|Undergraduate Exam Support Committee Rules of the Faculty Organization||Subsection: 4.1.11|
|Section 4.0 - Faculty Policies||Originating Date: May 2019|
|Responsible Reviewing Agency:
General Faculty Organization
The purpose of the Exam Support Committee (ESC), through continuous quality improvement (CQI), is to implement a process of rigorous, high-quality examination within the CON. The ESC promotes exams that are faculty-driven, student-centered, and that are consistent with the standards of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).
- Promote faculty professional development opportunities on examination components for development, implementation, and analysis.
- Collaborates with Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (UGCC) in determining policies for testing and provides semi-annual reports to UGCC.
- Provide guidelines for exam development and item writing.
- Provide guidelines on post-exam item analysis decision making.
- Review and provide feedback on exam items.
- Collaborate with Evaluation and Effectiveness Committee (EEC) to ensure assessment processes align with external expectations (CCNE and NCBSN)
- Chairperson, elected from the membership by committee members for a one (1) year term.
- Chair-elect, elected from the membership by committee members for a one year term. The chair elect may become the chair the following year.
- Eight (8) faculty members elected for three (3) year terms. Faculty can run for one (1) additional term and then must be off the committee for one year before rerunning.
- At least one (1) faculty member is elected from each campus for a total of five (5), and an additional three (3) faculty members elected at-large, preferably not all from the same campus, and elected in staggered years to avoid having a majority of committee members change at the same time.
- The minimum criteria for membership is teaching responsibilities that include testing in the undergraduate program
- Director of Undergraduate Program, Director of Evaluation, and Online Testing Resource Coordinator will serve as ex officio members.
- All members will complete the NCSBN Test Development and Item Writing course within 3 months of beginning of committee term.
- Meetings will be held a minimum of monthly during the academic year.
- All elected members shall have voting privileges.