ITL Committees

Academic Teaching & Learning Committee Mission


The Teaching and Learning Committee is responsible for:

  • Supporting the mission of the Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Maintain and revise the faculty evaluation of teaching procedures
  • Make recommendations for faculty development and resources related to teaching
  • In accordance with the University Strategic Plan, provide advice and counsel on institutional learning outcomes and in relation to experiential learning


Joe Alberti, Cyberlearning

Snjezana Balaz, Physics, Astronomy, Geological, & Environmental Sciences

Christopher Bellas, Criminal Justice & Consumer Science

Terry Benton, English & World Languages

Kristin Bruns, Psychological Sciences & Counseling

Mike Ekoniak, Rayen School of Engineering

Hillary Fuhrman, ITL

Alison Kaufman, ITL

Monica Merrill, Criminal Justice & Consumer Science

Michael Pontikos, Management & Marketing

Christina Saenger, Management & Marketing

Joy Tang, Psychological Sciences & Counseling

Cary Wecht, ITL/Communication

Sharyn Zembower, IT Customer Services

Youngstown State University Assessment Council 

The Assessment Council at Youngstown State University is an interdisciplinary group composed of faculty, staff, students, and administrators who, with the Office of Assessment, works together with the aim of improving learning on campus. To support these goals, the Council:

  • Provides meaningful feedback to faculty and staff that informs continuous improvement of student learning and promotes organizational learning
  • Offers guidance and feedback on assessment planning and processes at the programmatic and institutional levels
  • Assists in promoting and supporting a positive culture of assessment
  • Reviews and provides feedback on select data and develops recommendations for campus continuous improvement


  • Cameron Adams, Staff, Campus Recreation
  • Kristin Bruns, Faculty, BCLASSE
  • Hillary Fuhrman, ITL
  • Michael Greco, Staff, Academic Success Center
  • John Hazy, Chair, BCHHS
  • Alison Kaufman, ITL
  • Robert Korenic, Faculty, STEM
  • Ryan McNicholas, Staff, Campus Recreation
  • Megan Miller, Staff, Penguin Service Center
  • Jordan Sarjeant, Student
  • Stephanie Smith, Faculty, CLIFFE
  • Xiaolou Yang, Faculty, WCBA