Office of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness

Periodic Review

The primary purpose of external unit review is to advance the quality of core teaching and learning, research, professional/creative activity, and public service/academic outreach functions through a periodic system of review at the unit level (see below for details of units). The unit's ongoing assessment and strategic planning activities will be critical to the review process. A unit's accreditation may be done in place of the unit review process upon the approval of the Provost. This review is intended to be a formative, non-punitive review of the current standing of the unit. 

Unit Review Guidelines

External Reviewers Handbook

External Review Report Outline (Word document)

Arts and Sciences

Chemistry (BS; MS) (TBD - Spring 2017)
Communication (TBD - Spring 2017)
Environmental Science (October 2-4, 2016) 
History (BA; BS; MA) (TBD - Spring 2017)
Political Science (BA; BS) and Public Policy Institute (TBD - Spring 2017)

Fine and Performing Arts

Art (BA; BFA); Art Education (BFA; MA; MAT); Interior Design (BS); Studio Art (MFA) [National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation] (TBD)

2015-2016

Arts and Sciences

Biology (March 13-15, 2016)
Geosciences and Natural Resources (November 18-20, 2015)
Philosophy and Religion (January 31-February 2, 2016)
International Studies (February 21-23, 2016)

Business

All programs [ Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business(October 4-6, 2015)

Education and Allied Professions

Various programs [ Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation(September 27-29, 2015) 
Parks and Recreation Management
 (February 28-March 1, 2016)
Psychology (February 14-16, 2016)

Fine and Performing Arts

Theatre (BA; BFA) [ National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation]
Interior Design [ Council for Interior Design Accreditation(Interim visit)

Health and Human Sciences

Recreation Therapy [Program accredited]

Nursing (BSN; MSN) [ Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education]

2014-2015

Arts and Sciences

Computer Science [Deferred - undergoing accreditation process]
English (September 29-30, 2014)
Geology [Deferred to fall 2015]
Mathematics (March 1-3, 2015)
Natural Resource Conservation and Management [Deferred to fall 2015]
Sociology (October 20-21, 2014)

Business

Master of Project Management [ Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs(November 9-11, 2014)

Education and Allied Professions

Human Resources (March 29-31, 2015)

Fine and Performing Arts

Film and Television Production (March 15-17, 2015)
School of Music (April 12-14, 2015)

Health and Human Sciences

Health Information Administration [program discontinued]
Health Sciences (March 22-24, 2015)

Kimmel School of Construction Management and Technology

Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology [ Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology(November 9-11, 2014)
Engineering Technology, Applied Systems Technology Concentration [ Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology(November 9-11, 2014)

2013-2014

Arts and Sciences

Anthropology (March 31-April 2, 2014)
English [delayed until Fall 2014]
Sociology [delayed until Fall 2014]

Public Affairs (MPA) [ National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration]

Education and Allied Professions

College Student Personnel (April 27-29, 2014)

Health and Human Sciences

Dietetics - Didactic Program [ Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics]
Dietetics - Dietetics Internship [ Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics]
Physical Therapy (DPT) [ American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education ]
Social Work (MSW) [ Council on Social Work Education, Commission on Accreditation]

Kimmel School of Construction Management and Technology

Construction Management [ American Council for Construction Education(March 3-7, 2014)

2012-2013

All academic unit reviews for 2012-2013 have been deferred until 2013-2014 due to campus-wide program prioritization.

2011-2012

Arts and Sciences

Communication (February 01-03, 2012)
Chemistry (BS; MS) (March 04-06, 2012)
History (BA; BS; MA) (March 25-27, 2012)
Social Science (BA; BS) [No longer offered]
Political Science (BA; BS) and Public Policy Institute (March 18-20, 2012)
Public Affairs (MPA) [Deferred - undergoing accreditation process]

Health and Human Sciences

Nurse Anesthesia [ Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs]

2010-2011

Arts and Sciences

Communication (March 06-08, 2011) [Delayed until Fall 2011] 
Environmental Science (March 20-22, 2011) 
Philosophy and Religion (February 13-15, 2011)

Education and Allied Professions

Parks and Recreation Management (January 30-February 1, 2011)

Fine and Performing Arts

Art (BA; BFA) [ National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation]
Art Education (BFA; MA; MAT) [ National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation]
Interior Design (BS) [ National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation]
Studio Art (MFA) [ National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation]
Theatre (BA; BFA) [ National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation]

2009-2010

Arts and Sciences

Biology
Philosophy and Religion [Delayed until 2010-2011]

Education and Allied Professions

Community College Administration (March 07 - 08, 2010)

Health and Human Sciences

Recreation Therapy

2008-2009

Arts and Sciences

Computer Science
Mathematics
Psychology

Fine and Performing Arts

Motion Pictures and Television Production

Health and Human Sciences

Dietetics - Didactic Program [ Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics]
Dietetics - Dietetics Internship [ Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics]

2007-2008

Arts and Sciences

Geology
Natural Resource Conservation and Management

Education and Allied Professions

Human Resources

Fine and Performing Arts

Music (BA; BM; BSEd; MAEd; MM) [ National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation]

Health and Human Sciences

Health Information Administration
Health Sciences

Speech Language Pathology (MS) [ American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology ]

2006-2007

Arts and Sciences

Anthropology
Communication
English
Sociology

Education and Allied Professions

Birth-Kindergarten (BS) [ National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education]
Communication Sciences and Disorders (MS) [ National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education]
Education (BSED) (All majors) [ National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education]
Education (MAED; MAT) (All majors except Ed. Supervision International) [ National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education]
Education (EDD) [ National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education]
Middle Grades Education (PB) [ National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education]
School Administration (MSA; PM) [ National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education]
Specialist in School Psychology (SSP) [ National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education]

 

Administrative unit reviews are conducted for administrative units (e.g., Alumni Affairs, Budget Office), academic and student support units (e.g., Writing and Learning Commons, Intercultural Affairs), research units (e.g., Research Administration), or community or public service units (e.g., Highlands Biological Station, Mountain Heritage Center).

Frequency: Once every 7 years

2016-2017

Center for Career and Professional Development
Mathematics Tutoring Lab

2015-2016

Auxiliary Services (Fall 2015)
Cherokee Center (October 18-20, 2015)
Health Services (July 2, 2015 & September 9, 2015)
Highlands Biological Station (August 23-25, 2015)
Information Technology (September 28-29, 2015)
Marketing (June 8-10, 2016)
Communications and Public Relations (May 22-24, 2016)
Recycling & Surplus (March 6-8, 2016)
Student Community Ethics (Spring 2016)

2014-2015

Bookstore (Fall 2014)
Counseling & Psychological Services (Spring 2015)
Dining Services (Fall 2014)
Highlands Biological Station
 [Deferred to 2015-2016]

2013-2014

Counseling & Psychological Services (Spring 2014)
Health Services (July 12, 2013)
Office of Research Administration
 (March 3-4, 2014)
Residential Living 
(July 18-19, 2013)

2012-2013

Center for Professional Selling and Marketing (February 4-5, 2013)
Center for Rapid Product Realization (March 11-12, 2013)
Coulter Faculty Commons (March 4-5, 2013)
Counseling & Psychological Services (Spring 2013)
Institutional Planning and Effectiveness
 (April 15-16, 2013)
OneStop (June 3-4, 2013)
Center for Service Learning (April 11-12, 2013)

2011-2012

Counseling & Psychological Services (Spring 2012)
Disability Services (November 6-8, 2011)
Health Services (July 11, 2011)
Institutional Planning and Effectiveness [Deferred until 2012-2013]
Registrar (October 23-25, 2011)
University Center (May 31-June 1, 2012)
Writing Center (April 15-17, 2012)

2010-2011

Academic Success Program (November 14-16, 2010)
Advising (February 06-08, 2010)
Mountain Heritage Center (April 17-19, 2011)

2009-2010

Career Services
Catamount Academic Tutoring Center
International Programs and Services
Mathematics Tutoring Lab

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