Internal Instructional Assessment Committee

The purpose of the Internal Instructional Assessment Committee is to provide support for continued improvement in teaching and learning by reviewing, implementing, and monitoring internal assessments to ensure a high level of academic integrity. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Reviewing and recommending guidelines, policies and procedures regarding distance learning, dual enrollment, and academic support (including Library resources and practices).
  • Recommend and review assessments related to academic integrity and quality of instruction to ensure student success.
  • Review processes and instruments related to internal assessments for faculty, including but not limited to Faculty/Supervisor Evaluations, Promotion & Tenure Assessments, VSCC Online Course Development, and Student Evaluations.

Committee Activities

  1. Review results of assessments to plan, recommend and initiate mechanisms to improve assessment results. 
  2. Make recommendations on the content and use of faculty evaluations. 
  3. Monitor and make recommendations on the content and use of student evaluations.
  4. Review and recommend policies and procedures related to instructional delivery methods, academic initiatives, and academic support services.
  5. Review and assess effectiveness of academic support service programs (e.g.,  tutoring, library resources, e-learning support, etc.). 
  6. Review and recommend guidelines, policies and procedures regarding Distributed Learning initiatives and assessment of online course design.
  7. Establish and maintain criteria for academic freedom.
  8. Review and evaluate third party assessments used by the college.

Reporting Relationships

Reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs


  • One (1) faculty representative from each academic division
  • Two adjunct faculty members 
  • Chair of Curriculum Committee
  • Dean of Academic Support
  • One (1) representative from Testing
  • One (1) Academic Dean
  • Director of Library Services
  • One (1) Representative from TBR Center for Workforce Solutions
  • Faculty Council Vice-Speaker
  • One (1) representative from Upper Cumberland
  • One (1) representative from Springfield/Highland Crest
  • Three (3) department chair or academic program director representatives
  • Student representation: 2
  • Total membership: 21
  • Ex-Officio: Vice President for Academic Affairs, Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment Officer, Assistant Vice President for Student Services, Administrator of Work Based Learning, Manager of K12 Partnerships

Initial Meeting

1st Friday, 10:00 a.m.