Draft note to Deans/Chairs
Here’s our first draft. With your modifications, I hope we can entice a few hold outs to join in the fun.
Deans and Chairs
WSU is preparing its response to NWCCU’s Final Report. As part of that effort, the Office of Assessment and Innovation is working with all undergraduate programs to collect self-studies on program-level assessment activities. OAI has provided feedback to programs who submitted draft self-studies in December, and my office also used that preliminary information as part of a report to the HEC Board in March.
I am reminding you of OAI’s deadline of May 17 for a revised self-study, including the Action Plan and Evidence section which was not required last December. I am asking you to ensure that your program provides a self-study in May, using guidelines found on the OAI.wsu.edu website, or that your program is in contact with OAI to make other arrangements.
Timely delivery of self-studies will help OAI by allowing the time necessary to review and compile data from all programs for the report that WSU must provide to NWCCU in the Fall of 2010. My office is also working with OAI to develop a mechanism where the information you provide in these self-studies can be used to also meet many of the requirements of the HEC Board’s Annual Program Review. OAI, Institutional Research and my office are working to streamline as much of this reporting as possible.
College Liaisons, Program Points and OAI Contacts can all be found here https://universityportfolio.wsu.edu/2009-2010/Lists/Programs/All.aspx
NWCCU’s Final Report can be found on the Accreditation.wsu.edu website.