Union Institute and University

Assessment Coordination Team

The Assessment Coordination Team represents academic programs and have the following responsibilities:

  • Serve as liaison to division
  • Provide guidance to and oversight of general education assessment
  • Review general education assessment plans and reports
  • Serve as consultants/liaisons to faculty conducting assessment
  • Develop a standard format for academic program assessment plans
  • Make recommendations to academic departments regarding program plans


  • Dr. Constance Beutel, Faculty, Ed.D. Program
  • Dr. Karsten Piep, Faculty, Cohort Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Dr. Jennifer Scott, Faculty, Psy.D. Program


  • Andrea Scarpino, M.F.A., Director of Master of Arts


  • Lucinda Bliss, M.F.A., Faculty, B.A. Program, COAT Co-chair
  • Don Lacher, Faculty Advisor and Interim Chair for CJM

Administrative Representation

  • Jim Hicks, Instructional Designer of Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Dr. Elizabeth Pruden, Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and ACT Chair
  • Susan Whitehead, M.L.S., Reference Librarian, UI&U Library

COAT - Curriculum Outcome Assessment Task Force is made up of undergraduate representatives from all programs. They oversee undergraduate assessment and report to the deans.