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Operational Assessment & Improvement Cycle

Domain

Operation

Timeline

Assessment and Feedback Method

Faculty

Instructional productivity (WSCHs)

Annually during winter quarter

Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies compiles data; all Deans review it; the Dean shares it with Department Chairs; Department Chairs provide feedback to faculty

Faculty

Instructional capacity (enrollment management)

Annually during fall quarter

Program Coordinators use past data and information about new initiatives to develop 5-year enrollment projections; the projections are reviewed by the Dean in consultation with the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies and Department Chairs; feedback is provided to Program Coordinators

Faculty

Instructional quality

Annually during winter quarter

Faculty members discuss their evaluations with Department Chairs in an annual meeting that takes place during winter quarter; Department Chairs monitor instructional improvements made in response to feedback

Faculty

Research productivity

Annually during summer quarter

Department chairs summarize information about research productivity in their annual reports; these are submitted to the Dean, who provides an overall summary of research productivity

Faculty

Service and outreach productivity

Annually during summer quarter

Department chairs summarize information about service and outreach productivity in their annual reports; these are submitted to the Dean, who provides an overall summary of research productivity

Faculty

Faculty development

Annually during summer quarter

Department chairs summarize information about faculty development in their annual reports; these are submitted to the Dean, who provides an overall summary of research productivity

Curriculum

Curriculum/program quality and coherence

Every five years on a planned rotation

All programs submit self-studies to appropriate COE committees (Graduate Committee or Undergraduate Committee). All graduate programs will be reviewed in 2008-09 and all undergraduate programs in 2009-10; after that the reviews will occur on a rotated basis with each program being reviewed once every five years. Recommendation from the Graduate Committee will be shared with the Dean for action and with the Academic Leadership Team for wider dissemination to COE faculty and staff.

Student Affairs

Admissions

Annually in winter quarter

The effectiveness of operations relating to Admissions is discussed periodically in Deans meetings; summative information is shared once a year (in February) with the Academic Leadership Team

Student Affairs

Retention
(Learning Support Program, GAP)

Annually in winter quarter

The effectiveness of operations relating to Retention is discussed periodically in Deans meetings; summative information is shared once a year with the Academic Leadership Team; reported in Annual Report

Student Affairs

Academic advising

Annually during summer quarter

Relevant data are collected via a survey developed and administered by the Student Advisory Board to the Dean; findings from the survey are reviewed by the Academic Leadership Team and used to guide improvements

Student Affairs

Course availability

Annually during summer quarter

Relevant data are collected via a survey developed and administered by the Student Advisory Board to the Dean; findings from the survey are reviewed by the Academic Leadership Team and used to guide improvements

Student Affairs

Student support services

Annually in March

The effectiveness of operations relating to Student Support Services is discussed periodically in Deans meetings; summative information is shared once a year with the Academic Leadership Team

Student Affairs

Field study placement and supervision

Annually during spring quarter

The Director of Field Placements reports to the Assessment Council on relevant operations; the Assessment Council discusses performance and needed improvements and shares its recommendations with the Academic Leadership Team

Student Affairs

Professional internship placement and supervision

Annually during spring quarter

The Coordinator of Professional Internships reports to the Assessment Council on relevant operations; the Assessment Council discusses performance and needed improvements and shares its recommendations with the Academic Leadership Team

Budget and Finance

Resource allocation processes

Semi-annually during fall quarter

Unit heads meet with the Dean and Business Unit Manager during fall quarter to discuss budget reserves and planned expenditures. This is discussed with the Academic Leadership Team.

Budget and Finance

Unit spending practices

Semi-annually toward the middle of the year

Unit heads meet with the Dean and Business Unit Manager to discuss expenditures to date and planned expenditures for the remainder of the fiscal year. This is discussed with the Academic Leadership Team.

Budget and Finance

College spending practices

Annually in summer quarter

The Dean summarizes COE spending practices in the annual report and shares the information with the Provost

Community Relations

Recruitment initiatives

Annually in summer quarter

Department chairs and the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs summarize information about recruitment initiatives in their annual reports; these are submitted to the Dean, who provides an overall summary of performance with regard to recruitment

Community Relations

Public relations

Annually in June

An evaluation plan will be developed by the new Public Relations Coordinator; data from that evaluation will be shared with the PR Working Group at one of its June meetings where decisions about improvements will be made

Due Process

Formal Grievances Procedures

Annually in June

The Credentials Review and Student Progress Board keeps track of student grievances and related due process issues (e.g., BCI issues); the Board presents a report to the Academic Leadership Team at one of its June meetings where decisions about improvements will be made

Policies

COE Policies and Procedures

Annually in July

The Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Programs keeps track of policies and procedures and monitors their effectiveness; the Associate Dean presents a report on policies and procedures to the Academic Leadership Team at one of its July meetings where decisions about improvements will be made

Facilities

Classrooms

Annually during summer quarter

Relevant data are collected via a survey developed and administered by the Student Advisory Board to the Dean; findings from the survey are reviewed by the Academic Leadership Team and used to guide improvements

Facilities

Computer labs and resources

Annually during May

The Director of Distance Education keeps track of the use of computer labs and resources and monitors their effectiveness; the Director presents a report on computer labs and resources to the Academic Leadership Team at one of its May meetings where decisions about improvements will be made

Learning experience

Overall satisfaction

Annually during September

The Dean assembles relevant information from exit interviews with Doctoral Students and the Director of Assessment assembles relevant information from surveys of graduates and other sources (e.g., student forums to provide feedback); reports related to the previous academic year are discussed by the Academic Leadership Team at one of its September meetings where decisions about improvements will be made

 

 

 

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