Records & Registration Improvements for Timely Graduation

Contributed by Stella Turk Records & Registration implemented improvements in 2018 so that undergraduate students received timely information about graduation readiness. This resulted in reduced graduation deficiencies for students cleared for graduation two months before their December graduation date. In fall of 2018, there was a 25% reduction in undergraduate graduation deficiencies with a decline …

Office of Strategic Planning & Assessment Managing Program Reviews

Program reviews, previously managed by the Provost’s Office, will now be handled by the Office of Strategic Planning & Assessment. Program reviews examine, assess, and strengthen the quality of academic programs. The key components of a program review include the self-study, external review with a written report, and a plan for ongoing improvement. Program reviews …

GE Board Update

The fall forum, hosted by the General Education (GE) Board, was a success. Discussions with the faculty in attendance informed the development of proposals for reforming assessment on campus. The GE Board recently submitted to the faculty two proposed plans. While the GE Board recommends adopting a model that would involve capstone-level, student-focused assessment, it …