External reviews in the College of Natural Sciences are comprehensive. They include a review of the department as well as its affiliated graduate programs and ORUs. Planning for the external review is a collaborative process between the department chair and the Dean's office. We typically begin planning approximately 12 months in advance of the review.
- When will my department's external review occur?
- What are the responsibilities of the Chair and the Dean's office?
- What should our self-study include?
1. NAMES OF POTENTIAL REVIEWERS
- Assist Dean Hicke in generating names of potential reviewers
- Strive for diversity, e.g. public and private institutions
2. REVIEW QUESTIONS
- Assist Dean Hicke in finalizing the list of guiding questions for the review
- List of required questions from the Graduate School
- List of required questions for an ORU review
3. meeting Schedule
- Prepare and proof your self-study
- Sample introduction (available upon request)
- Sample undergraduate education section (available upon request)
- Sample executive summary of graduate program (available upon request)
- Sample 18 Characteristics of Graduate Program (sample)
- Definition of terms used in graduate program section
5. Post-Review REsponse
- Prepare the graduate program response to the external review (sample template)
- Prepare the departmental response to the review (sample template)
- Meet with Dean Hicke to discuss the final institutional response.