Fall 2013 Assessment Spotlight Champion
|Melanie Hart, Ph.D.
Dr. Melanie Hart is a professor in the Department of Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences as well an alumni of TTU. She grew up in Hart, Texas and enjoys reading, gardening, playing golf, and spending time with her grandsons. Currently, she serves as the interim Department Chair and the Associate Dean for Faculty and Graduate Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences. Through these roles, she oversees the tenure and promotion committee and faculty awards. She is also responsible for distance education and strategic planning for the college.
As an educator in the public schools, she was trained to assess student learning. During her time at Mississippi University for Women, she was involved in strategic planning and has continued this process at the department, college, and university level. Dr. Hart realizes the vital role of assessment as she comments:
"It is very important to conduct regular assessments. I use various assessments in all areas of my career. As a faculty member, I use assessment to evaluate students' learning in my classes. As interim department chair, I am engaged in program assessment, and as an associate dean, I use regular data collection and assessment to help the dean and his staff determine the priorities for the college."
There are others who also recognize her continued commitment to assessment. According to Interim Dean Jeffrey Williams, "She works tirelessly... to assist our departments with their plans."
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- Faculty and Staff Spotlight- Spring 2012 : Brit Swanson, Phillip Flamm
- Faculty Spotlight- Fall 2011 : Dr. Larry Hovey
- Staff Spotlight- Fall 2011 : DeeAnn Pruitt,Sandy Gellner, Renee Dillon, Diann Merriman