V.Periodic Review of Departments & Programs
Department Reports entail a review of the core elements of academic department and program engagement, including Academic Assessment. Department Reports are required of departments once every four years. Assessment data and/or artifacts are to be collected annually, with assessment analysis due every four years as a component of the quadrennial Department Report. The external Department Review process is integrated with assessment via the Department Report process. This integration provides departments and programs with the consistent opportunity to reflect on ways to improve programs, curriculum, and the learning experience.