Following-up on recommendations made during the assessment process is the purview of the chair and should be tracked by the chair using a system of their own determination. The College suggests using the following document to assist with tracking the recommendations as linked to benchmarks:
In general, following-up on recommendations will depend on the nature of the recommendation:
Timelines for Recommendations
The timeline for executing a recommendation is at the discretion of the chair and department making the recommendation. Generally, these timelines should not execute a normal assessment cycle (3-5 years).
A recommendation linked to a specific learning outcome may require a department reassess the learning outcome before the next institutional cycle. For instance, if a department altered a capstone experience course as the result of assessment data, they may want to reassess these alterations in the following year.
For most recommendations, however, the normal assessment cycle (3-5 years) provides adequate time to procure necessary approvals, plan for implementation, and execute.
It is the responsibility of the chair to track the progress of recommendations and provide regular updates to the department and the Dean's Office.
It is the purview of the chair to determine how they track and report on recommendations to the Dean's Office. The College does recommend the following methods:
Please note that the nature of the recommendation may require additional tracking and updating. These recommendations may include requests for new budget lines, facilities, or program changes. For these recommendations, the Dean's Office will provide more details on how to report progress.