LOCR Workgroup Composition

LOCR Developers: During the workgroup meetings, Developers will serve as subject matter experts on crafting measurable student learning outcomes and criteria. Developers need experience and expertise in academic fields related to the chosen category. A deep understanding of general education is also desirable.

LOCR Mentors: During the workgroup meetings, Mentors will facilitate the writing of measurable student learning outcomes and help guide their designated category-specific workgroup through the development process. Though they will receive training from Assessment and Accreditation staff, Mentors should have experience with writing learning outcomes and doing assessment. Some level of knowledge and familiarity with the new Bacc Core is also beneficial.

Assessment Liaisons: Liaisons serve in a collaborative and supportive role to the Mentors and Developers. They are responsible for ensuring the final LOCRs fit within the parameters outlined and are completed by intended due dates. Prior to the workgroup meetings, Assessment Liaisons will be responsible for ensuring the Developers and Mentors have the tools, resources, and training they need to develop LOCRs. During the workgroup meetings, Liaisons will be proactive with guidance and feedback rather than reactive to final proposals from the workgroups. 

You can read more about the application and selection process for LOCR Developers and Mentors in the FAQs below. 

LOCR Workgroups 

 

Writing: Foundations and Elevation 
Name College/Division/Unit Location
Kristy Kelley
Mentor
Liberal Arts - School of Writing, Literature, and Film Corvallis
Andrea Allan Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences - Geography Corvallis
Dennis Bennett Liberal Arts - School of Writing, Literature, and Film Corvallis
David L Blunck Engineering - Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Corvallis
Lauren Dalton Science - Biochemistry and Biophysics Corvallis
Maricruz Gomez Liberal Arts - School of Writing, Literature, and Film Cascades
Deanna Lloyd Agricultural Sciences - Crop and Soil Sciences Corvallis
Kristin Nagy Catz
Assessment Liaison 
Academic Affairs - Assessment and Accreditation
Communication, Media, and Society
Name College/Division/Unit Location

Colin Hesse
Mentor

Liberal Arts - School of Media and Communication Corvallis
Brian Mills Engineering - Assessment and Accreditation Corvallis 
Dave Stemper Forestry - Forest Ecosystems and Society Ecampus
Elizabeth Root Liberal Arts - School of Media and Communication Corvallis
Jon Louis Dorbolo IT Development - Technology Across the Curriculum; Liberal Arts - Philosophy Corvallis
Heath Henry
Assessment Liaison 
Academic Affairs - Assessment and Accreditation
Social Sciences
Name College/Division/Unit Location
Rorie Solberg
Mentor
Liberal Arts - Political Science Corvallis
Camille Nelson Liberal Arts - Economics Corvallis
Demian Hommel Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences - Geology Corvallis
David G Lewis Liberal Arts - Language, Culture, and Society Corvallis
Michele Swift Business - Management, Entrepreneurship, and Supply Chain  Corvallis
Sara Wright Education - Family and Consumer Sciences  Corvallis
Stacy Rosenberg Forestry - Forest Ecosystems and Society Ecampus
Tim Delbridge Agricultural Sciences - Applied Economics Corvallis
Funmi Amobi Assessment Liaison  Academic Affairs - Center for Teaching and Learning
Seeking Solutions
Name College/Division/Unit Location
Selina Heppell
Mentor
Agricultural Sciences - Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences Corvallis
Donald Heer Engineering - Electrical and Computer Engineering Corvallis

Geoffrey Barstow

Liberal Arts - History, Philosophy, and Religion Corvallis
Hannah Rempel Academic Affairs - Library Research and Learning Corvallis
Inara Scott Business - Environmental Law Corvallis
Jeremy Rose Science - Integrated Biology Corvallis
Jonathan Kaplan Liberal Arts - History, Philosophy, and Religion Corvallis
Kate Lajtha Agricultural Sciences - Crop and Soil Sciences Corvallis
Louisa Hooven Agricultural Sciences - Horticulture Ecampus
Megan MacDonald Public Health and Human Sciences - Biological and Population Health Sciences Corvallis
Michael Harte Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences - Marine Geography Corvallis
Pat Ball Science - Biology Cascades
Troy Hall Forestry - Forest Ecosystems and Society Corvallis

Kristin Nagy Catz
Assessment Liaison 

Academic Affairs - Assessment and Accreditation
Funmi Amobi Assessment Liaison  Academic Affairs - Center for Teaching and Learning
Transitions
Name College/Division/Unit Location

Steve Wuhs
Mentor

Academic Affairs-Liberal Arts - Experiential Learning-Political Science

Corvallis

Erin Bird
Mentor

Academic Affairs - Transfer Transitions

Corvallis

Allison Evans

Science - Microbiology

Corvallis

Bonnie Hemrick

Counseling and Psychological Sciences - Mental Health Promotion

Corvallis

Brian Doore

Education - Assessment and Accreditation

Corvallis

Javier Calvo-Amodio

Engineering - Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing

Corvallis

Kate Kerish

Academic Affairs - INTO OSU

Corvallis

Lauren Caruso

Business - Student Engagement

Corvallis

Mark Hoffman

Public Health and Human Sciences - Kinesiology

Corvallis

Matthew Kennedy

Agricultural Sciences - Animal and Rangeland 

Corvallis

Penelope (Penny) Diebel 

Agricultural Sciences - Applied Economics

Eastern Oregon

Tyler McFadden

Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences - Environmental Sciences

Corvallis 

Dianna McGinnis

Academic Advising 

Cascades

Heath Henry
Assessment Liaison 
Academic Affairs - Assessment and Accreditation

 

(Many faculty represented by the Corvallis and Cascades Campus locations also provide instruction through Ecampus). 

 

Arts and Humanities: Global and General 
Name College/Division/Unit Location

Kara Ritzheimer
Mentor

Liberal Arts - School of History, Philosophy, and Religion Corvallis
Amanda Armington Public Health and Human Sciences - Assessment and Accreditation Corvallis
Cyndie McCarley Ecampus - Course Development and Training Ecampus
Janet Rankin Liberal Arts - American Studies Cascades
Nicole von Germeten Liberal Arts - School of History, Philosophy, and Religion Corvallis
Rebecca Olson Liberal Arts - Writing, Literature, and Film Corvallis
Funmi Amobi
Assessment Liaison 
Academic Affairs - Center for Teaching and Learning
Difference, Power, and Oppression: Foundations and Advanced
Name College/Division/Unit Location
Ana Milena Ribero
Mentor
Liberal Arts - School of Writing, Literature, and Film Corvallis 

Ingrid Scheel
Mentor

Engineering - School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Corvallis
Annie Hommel Public Health and Human Sciences - Environmental and Occupational Health  Corvallis
Eliza Young Barstow Liberal Arts - History, Philosophy, and Religion Corvallis
Jonathan Garcia Public Health and Human Sciences -  Biological and Population Health Sciences Corvallis
Kate Shay Science - Biochemistry and Biophysics Corvallis
Kelsey Emard Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences - Geosciences Corvallis
Luhui Whitebear Liberal Arts - Language, Culture, and Society Corvallis
Molly Kile Public Health and Human Sciences - Biological and Population Health Sciences Corvallis
Ricardo Mata-Gonzalez Agricultural Sciences - Associate Dean Corvallis
Heath Henry -Assessment Liaison  Academic Affairs - Assessment and Accreditation
Scientific Inquiry and Analysis
Name College/Division/Unit Location
Lori Kayes
Mentor
Science - Integrative Biology Corvallis 
Cassandra Siler Science - Chemistry Corvallis
Julia Jones Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences - Geography Corvallis
Kaplan Yalcin Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences - Geography Corvallis
Leslie Blair Science - Integrative Biology Corvallis 
Marc Curtis Agricultural Sciences - Botany and Plant Pathology La Grande
Marisa Chappell Liberal Arts - History, Philosophy, and Religion Corvallis
Randall Milstein Science - Physics Corvallis
Ron Reuter Forestry - Forest Ecosystems and Society Corvallis (formerly Cascades)
Kristin Nagy Catz
Assessment Liaison 
Academic Affairs - Assessment and Accreditation
Quantitative Literacy and Analysis
Name College/Division/Unit Location
Elaine Cozzi
Mentor
Science - Mathematics Corvallis 
Aidas Jonas Banaitis Science - Mathematics Cascades
Jon Chesbro Liberal Arts - Economics Corvallis
Kevin Lyons Forestry - Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management Corvallis
Lisa Ganio Science - Statistics Corvallis
Pamela Sullivan Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences - Geosciences Corvallis
Sara Clark Science/Mathematics Corvallis
Kristin Nagy Catz
Assessment Liaison 
Academic Affairs - Assessment and Accreditation
Beyond OSU Career Integration
Name College/Division/Unit Location
Brandi Fuhrman
Mentor
Student Affairs - Career Development Center Corvallis 
Brenna Gomez Student Affairs - Career Development Center Corvallis 
Elizabeth Simmons Student Affairs - Career Development Center Corvallis 
Haley Traini Agricultural Sciences - Agricultural Education Corvallis
Jennifer Villalobos Business - Student Engagement Corvallis
Meghan Brandow Career Development Center Cascades
Paul Hughes Agricultural Sciences - Food Science and Technology Corvallis
Sai Sandeep Engineering - Civil and Construction Engineering Corvallis
Tasha Galardi Public Health and Human Sciences - Social and Behavior Sciences Corvallis
Heath Henry -Assessment Liaison  Academic Affairs - Assessment and Accreditation
Frequently Asked Questions

What do the LOCR Developer and Mentor positions, duties, and qualifications entail? What is the selection process?

LOCR Developer and LOCR Mentor position description, duties, and qualifications

LOCR Developer and Mentor Rubric

 

The LOCR Developer and Mentors will be selected using the rubric developed by the LOCR Committee. The selection committee members are Dan Faltesek, Selina Heppell, Kristin Nagy Katz, and McKenzie Huber.

What is the goal of the LOCR workgroups and how will faculty be supported through this process?

The goal for each of the category-specific workgroups is to have a rich and diverse group of experts developing learning outcomes and criteria. Each workgroup will be supported by a faculty Mentor who will facilitate the development of related learning outcomes and course assessments. The Office of Assessment and Accreditation will train LOCR Developers and LOCR Mentors. Workgroups will have a toolkit available to them with resources to guide their work, such as AAC&U LEAP Rubrics, the Core Transfer Map Learning Outcomes, the current Baccalaureate Core LOCRs, and Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy.

What is the timeline and process for development and approval of the LOCRs?

Process and timeline: (meetings are expected to be hybrid, with in-person and remote options)  

  • November 16: LOCR application forms due by noon
  • December: Notification of LOCR Developers and Mentors
  • December 9 - 15: Mandatory LOCR Mentor training (1 meeting TBA - hybrid)
  • January 9-13: Mandatory LOCR Workshops for Developers and Mentors
  • January 13 - February 3: Mandatory LOCR workgroups meet 2-3 times (each meeting will be around 2 hours in length) to write learning outcomes and criteria 
  • February 6-10: Listening Sessions held via Zoom to receive feedback from faculty
  • February 13-16: Assessment and Accreditation reviews and provides feedback on drafts
  • February 17: Mandatory Workgroups finalize LOCRs
  • March 9, 2023: Faculty Senate preview LOCRs
  • April 13, 2023: Vote and approval of LOCRs

Who is on the LOCR Planning Committee?

JoAnne Bunnage, Assistant Vice Provost, Assessment Accreditation, Office of Academic Affairs, Chair

Funmi Amobi, Instructional Consultant and College Liaison, Center for Teaching and Learning

*Dan Faltesek, Baccalaureate Core Committee Co-Chair, Associate Professor, New Media Communications

Meilianty Gunawan, Curriculum Coordinator, Curriculum Management

Heath Henry, Assessment Coordinator, Assessment and Accreditation

*Selina Heppell, Faculty Senate President-Elect, Faculty Senate Executive Committee Liaison, Professor and Department Head, Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences

*McKenzie Huber, Director of the Baccalaureate Core and General Education, Office of Academic Affairs

*Kristin Nagy Catz, Director of Assessment, Office of Assessment and Accreditation

*Committee members who are on the LOCR workgroup selection committee

Will the university have a chance to provide feedback on the proposed LOCRs?

Yes, the LOCR Committee will share drafts of the LOCRs during two listening sessions the week of February 13-15, 2023. This is an opportunity for faculty to share their insights and provide feedback on the drafts their colleagues have created.

How do the LOCRs get approved?

The Faculty Senate will be presented with the final drafts of the LOCRs at their regularly scheduled meeting on March 9, 2023 and vote on April 13, 2023.