Review Cycle & Timelines

Reviews are scheduled in either Fall or Spring. Self-Study reports are due before the end of the semester in which the Review is scheduled. Site visits from external consultant(s), if requested, take place in the following semester (see examples below).

Timeline for Spring 2013 Review:

August, 2012:
- Chair/Director (C/D) meets with Associate Dean and Assessment Coordinator to review the process, discuss method and approach
- C/D requests Data Portfolio from Institutional Research & Assessment Coordinator
- C/D communicates with program faculty, staff, and students about the process, explaining the importance for participation
- C/D reviews and revises Program Assessment Plan as necessary

Sept-January, 2012-2013:
- C/D, program faculty and staff collect data through meetings, interviews, focus groups, and surveys
- C/D, program faculty and staff analyze data and develop a draft Self-Study

February, 2013:
- C/D submit draft Self-Study to program faculty, staff and students; Associate Dean; Academic Assessment Committee; Assessment Coordinator; and other interested parties for review and feedback. Academic Assessment Committee and Associate Dean provide feedback by end of February

Late March, 2013:
C/D submits final Self Study to Associate Dean of the College, meets with Associate Dean to discuss distilling Self Study into Action Plan

April 2013:
The entire department or program faculty meet with the VPAA and Dean of the College, the Associate Dean, and the Assessment Coordinator to develop/review Action Plan, and to discuss budget planning

May, 2013:
- Department/Program Faculty meet with the Assessment Coordinator to plan for implementing the Action Plan

Timeline for Fall 2013 Review:

February, 2013:
- Chair/Director (C/D) meets with Associate Dean and Assessment Coordinator to review the process, discuss method and approach
- C/D requests Data Portfolio from Institutional Research & Assessment Coordinator
- C/D communicates with program faculty, staff, and students about the process, explaining the importance for participation
- C/D reviews and revises Program Assessment Plan as necessary

March-August, 2013:
- C/D, program faculty and staff collect data through meetings, interviews, focus groups, and surveys
- C/D, program faculty and staff analyze data and develop a draft Self-Study

September, 2013:
- C/D submit draft Self-Study to program faculty, staff and students; Associate Dean; Academic Assessment Committee; Assessment Coordinator; and other interested parties for review and feedback. Academic Assessment Committee and Associate Dean provide feedback by end of September

October, 2013:
C/D submits final Self Study to Associate Dean of the College, meets with Associate Dean to discuss distilling Self Study into Action Plan

November, 2013:
The entire department or program faculty meet with the VPAA and Dean of the College, the Associate Dean, and the Assessment Coordinator to develop/review Action Plan, and to discuss budget planning

December, 2013:
- Department/Program Faculty meet with the Assessment Coordinator to plan for implementing the Action Plan

Agnes Scott College Academic Review Cycle Proposal
(NOTE: Going forward, Department/Program Reviews will be conducted on a seven-year cycle)

Department

Last Review Completed

Next Review – Completion Semester, Begin & End Dates

Art

w/ Fine Arts 2005

Spring 2014 (Aug 2013-Apr 2014)

Biology

w/ Chem/Phys/Ast 1995-96

Fall 2011 (Feb 2011-Dec 2011)

Chemistry

w/ Bio/Phys/Ast 1995-96

Spring 2013 (Aug 2012-Apr 2013)

Classics

Completed 2005

Spring 2014 (Aug 2013-Apr 2014)

Economics

Completed 2002-03

Fall 2012 (Feb 2012-Dec 2012)

Education

Completed 2004

Spring 2013 (Aug 2012-Apr 2013)

English

Completed 1996-97

Spring 2012 (Aug 2011-Apr 2012)

French/German

w/ Foreign Languages 2006

Fall 2013 (Feb 2013-Dec 2013)

History

Self-study in 2001-02, no review?

Fall 2011 (Feb 2011-Dec 2011)

Mathematics

Completed 1995-96

Fall 2011 (Feb 2011-Dec 2011)

Music

w/ Fine Arts 2005

Spring 2013 (Aug 2012-Apr 2013)

Philosophy

Completed 1995-96

Fall 2012 (Feb 2012-Dec 2012)

Physics/Astronomy

w/ Bio/Chem 1995-96

Spring 2012 (Aug 2011-Apr 2012)

Political Science

w/ Soc/Anthro 1999

Spring 2012 (Aug 2011-Apr 2012)

Psychology

Completed 2001

Fall 2012 (Feb 2012-Dec 2012)

Religious Studies

Completed 1994-95

Spring 2013 (Aug 2012-Apr 2013)

Sociology/Anthro

w/ Political Sci 1999

Fall 2013 (Feb 2013-Dec 2013)

Spanish

w/ Foreign Languages 2006

Fall 2013 (Feb 2013-Dec 2013)

Theatre/Dance

w/ Fine Arts 2005

Spring 2014 (Aug 2013-Apr 2014)

Africana Studies

Completed 2002

Fall 2012 (Feb 2012-Dec 2012)

Asian Studies

New minor

Fall 2014 (Feb 2014-Dec 2014)

Biochemistry

 

Spring 2013 (Aug 2012-Apr 2013)

Environmental &     Sustainability Studies

New minor

Spring 2014 (Aug 2013-Apr 2014)

Film & Media Studies

New minor

Spring 2014 (Aug 2013-Apr 2014)

Human Rights

New minor

Fall 2014 (Feb 2014-Dec 2014)

International Relations

 

Spring 2012 (Aug 2011-Apr 2012)

Neuroscience

New major

Spring 2014 (Aug 2013-Apr 2014)

Post-bacc / Pre-med

 

Fall 2012 (Feb 2012-Dec 2012)

Public Health

New minor

Spring 2014 (Aug 2013-Apr 2014)

Women’s Studies

Completed 2002

Fall 2013 (Feb 2013-Dec 2013)


Order of Reviews by completion and start dates:

Fall 2011 – these departments/programs will start their self-study in February 2011 and have an Action Plan ready by December 2011.

  • Biology
  • History
  • Mathematics

Spring 2012 – these departments/programs will start their self-study in August 2011 and have an Action Plan ready by April 2012.

  • Physics & Astronomy
  • International Relations
  • English
  • Political Science

Fall 2012 – these departments/programs will start their self-study in February 2012 and have an Action Plan ready by December 2012.

  • Economics
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology

Spring 2013 – these departments/programs will start their self-study in August 2012 and have an Action Plan ready by April 2013.

  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Education
  • Religious Studies

Fall 2013 – these departments/programs will start their self-study in February 2013 and have an Action Plan ready by December 2013.

  • French & German
  • Spanish
  • Women’s Studies
  • Africana Studies
  • Music

Spring 2014 – these departments/programs will start their self-study in August 2013 and have an Action Plan ready by April 2014.

  • Art & Art History
  • Theatre & Dance
  • Neuroscience
  • Film & Media Studies
  • Environmental & Sustainability Studies
  • Public Health
  • Sociology & Anthropology

Fall 2014 – these departments/programs will start their self-study in February 2014 and have an Action Plan ready by December 2014.

  • Asian Studies
  • Human Rights
  • Classics