Performance Standards Advisory Committee

The Educational Approval Board is in the process of establishing performance standards related to program completion and graduate employment as part of an ongoing effort to hold schools accountable for student results. At is December 2012 meeting, the EAB Board created a Performance Standards Advisory Committee to study the adoption of a 60% combined program completion and tranfers-out rate and a 60% graduate employment rate, and make a recommendation to the board at its June 2013 meeting. The Committee will consist of 10 members representing the following to be appointed by the EAB board chair, who will serve as the chair of the committee.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  THE EAB BOARD ADOPTED TOOK ACTION AT ITS MARCH 19, 2013 MEETING SUSPENDING THE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS ADIVISORY COMMITTEE AND ITS WORK STUDYING THE ADOPTION OF A 60% COMBINED PROGRAM COMPLETION AND TRANSFERS-OUT RATE AND A 60% GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT RATE. AS A RESULT OF THIS ACTION, THE PSAC WILL NOT MEET AGAIN.

Committee Members


  • Monica Williams, Committee Chair | EAB Board Member
  • Vacant | EAB Board Member
  • Vacant | EAB Board Member
  • Senator Sheila Harsdorf | Chair, Committee on Universities and Technical Colleges| Wisconsin State Senate
  • Representative Steven Nass | Chair, Committee on Colleges and Universities | Wisconsin State Assembly
  • Sara Goldrick-Rab | Associate Professor of Educational Policy Studies & Sociology | University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Jerry Klabacka | Director/CEO | Diesel Truck Driving School
  • Mitchell H. Peterson, Ph.D., | Director of Institutional Effectiveness | Globe University
  • Pam Shay, DBA | Vice President for Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness | Franklin University
  • Eric Riedel, Ph.D. | Chief Academic Officer | Walden University

Advisory Committee Contact Information (updated 2/8/13)

Upcoming Meetings


Note: Meetings will be held at the Tommy G. Thompson Commerce Center located at 201 W. Washington Avenue, Madison, WI beginning at 9:30 a.m. The specific room location will be noted in the official agenda, which will be posted below one week prior to the meeting date. See Visiting the EAB for directions and parking information.

Meeting Framework & Dates
Open Meeting Requirements

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