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Assessment: PROGRAM REVIEW

External Program Review

External Program Review is an opportunity for Otis College to invite colleagues from peer institutions with relevant professional experiences to review and assess the performance and operations of an academic program of the College.

The review process invites constructive feedback and informed perspectives, and, most importantly, generates discussion about current models and best practices in art and design education. At Otis College, program reviews are conducted every 6 years and are considered occasions to invite others to consider with us how best to prepare our graduates for the fields (professional and academic) and contexts (economic, social, political, cultural, environmental) of the professional world that they will be entering. The review expects to elicit responses and recommendations that can be used as one part of our ongoing academic planning process within the department and, potentially, the College. As such, Program Review serves as an important component in the College’s commitment to sustaining a culture of evidence and seeking continuously to improve.

Departmental Program Reviews

For complete list and links, please see:
Accreditation: Program Reviews

Program Review Schedule, 1998-2024

PRE-2002

Program Review, 1998
  • All departments

STRATEGIC PLAN 2002-06

Program Review, 2002
  • All departments
Program Review, 2004-05
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • MFA Writing
Program Review, 2005-06
  • Digital Media
  • Communication Arts
  • Architecture/Landscape/Interiors
Program Review, 2006-07
  • Continuing Education
  • BFA Fine Arts
  • Library & Information Technology
  • Technology Review

STRATEGIC PLAN EXTENSION 2007-09

Accreditation
  • WASC REVIEW, 2007-08
  • NASAD REVIEW, 2007-08
Program Review, 2007-08
  • Foundation
  • Interactive Product Design (first review)
  • Toy Design
  • MFA Fine Arts
Program Review, 2008-09
  • Most reviews suspended during the strategic planning process
  • O TEAM
Program Review, 2009-10
  • Fashion Design
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • MFA Writing
  • Gallery & Exhibitions

STRATEGIC BRIDGE PLAN 2010-13

Interim and New Provosts, 2010-13
  • Program reviews suspended during search for Provost, 2010-12
  • Program review revised, Spring 2013
Accreditation
  • WASC INTERIM REPORT, SPRING 2013
Program Review, 2013-14
  • Communication Arts
  • MFA Graphic Design (first review)
  • Architecture / Landscape / Interiors, update due spring 2016
  • Creative Action / Integrated Learning (first review), update 3/1/16
  • MFA Public Practice (first review)

STRATEGIC PLAN 2014-20

Program Review, 2014-15
  • Continuing Education, update fall 2016
  • Library, Teaching and Learning, update due fall 2016
  • Fine Arts, update fall 2016
  • MFA Fine Arts
Program Review, 2015-16
  • Digital Media
  • Fashion Design
  • Foundation
  • Product Design
  • Toy Design
  • Student Affairs
Program Review, 2016-17
  • No Program Reviews
Program Review, 2017-18
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • MFA Writing
  • ACT (first review)
  • Minors (first review)
Accreditation: WSCUC INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW PROCESS (IRP)
Self-Study, begun Fall 2015
  • Begin self-study 15-18 months prior to the On Site Review (OSR)
  • Attend the IRP Workshop
  • Complete the Self-review Under the Standards and the Compliance Checklist
  • Establish institution-specific themes if desired
RAMP-UP FOR WSCUC IRP, Spring 2016
Institutional Report, due August 31, 2017
  • Due 3 months prior to the Offsite Review
  • Includes the report and related exhibits, financial analysis, and retention/graduation analysis
Reviews, 2017-18
  • Off Site Review (1 day), November 9, 2017
  • Institution Response to Offsite Review, February 7, 2018
  • Onsite Accreditation Review (3 days), April 18-20, 2018
Actions, June 27-28, 2018
  • WASC Commission “takes action”—i.e., issues a decision on reaffirmation of accreditation.
  • President participates in discussion with panel
Program Review, 2018-19
  • No Program Reviews
Accreditation: NASAD
  • File Notice of Intent to Apply no later than July 1, 2017 for NASAD review
  • NASAD Self-Study, due early March 2019
  • NASAD REVIEW, Spring 2019
    • On site visit: April 16-18, 2019
  • NASAD Supplemental Report, Fall 2019
Program Review, 2019-20
  • Communication Arts
  • MFA Graphic Design
  • Architecture / Landscape / Interiors
  • Creative Action / Integrated Learning

Program Review, 2020-21
  • Continuing Education
  • Technology
  • Library, Teaching and Learning
  • Fine Arts
  • MFA Fine Arts, August
Program Review, 2021-22
  • Digital Media
  • Fashion Design
  • Foundation
  • Product Design
  • Toy Design
  • Student Affairs
Program Review, 2022-23
  • No Reviews
Program Review, 2023-24
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • MFA Writing
  • ACT
  • Minors

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