December 18th–Deadline for Planning Template
A program point reports:
Gary Brown: I just received an e-mail from the [Administrative Assistant for the program] indicating you are not pleased with our response to the request for the [snip] program assessment. I will be glad to respond to your request for revisions after the holidays, but will not assign a faculty member to revise the assessment document before Christmas, or the New Year for that matter. I am away from Pullman through January 7, 2010 and have not identified a faculty member interested or willing to devote time to assessment at this time. I believe the learning outcome and assessment documentation we compiled with Theron and your assistance was very helpful in achieving [professional accreditation] approval for the [program] undergraduate curriculum, and will do my best to fill in the current assessment templates as requested upon returning to Pullman. Please address any further correspondence regarding assessment of the [program] to me. Thanks and enjoy the holidays!!
From: Brown, Gary
Sent: Friday, December 18, 2009 2:50 PM
Thanks for the quick reply,[first name]. We have enjoyed our collaboration with your program for some time and look forward to continuing to do so in the coming year. I appreciate your recognition of the ever changing challenges related to accreditation, and I am confident that together our units can work to develop a system of assessment that your faculty find useful, that is understood to be inextricable from good teaching practice, and that simultaneously addresses[professional accreditation] as well as NWCC&U, the Washington state HEC Board, and OFM requirements (and any other agency in the ever expanding realm of interested stakeholders).
And, yes, thanks. I am ready for the holiday here!
Best and happy holidays to you, too!