V.Periodic Review of Departments & Programs
Departmental Reports were launched beginning in 2015-16 as a way to combine and simplify the Department Review and annual Departmental Assessment processes and reports. The new Department Report process and guidelines are required of departments once every four years and replace the previous Department Review and Assessment reports. Assessment data or artifacts should continue to be collected every year, though reports are only due every four years. The Department Review process, launched in 1995, has been revised to become more closely integrated with assessment and to provide departments and programs with the opportunity to consistently reflect on ways to improve programs, curriculum, and the learning experience.