Several weeks in advance of the reviewer’s visit, the School director will email the reviewer the program review and all of the supporting materials.
Site visits are generally scheduled as one-day events.
Working in coordination with the dean and the Office of the Provost, School directors should schedule meetings and interviews that include an entry meeting with the provost, an entry meeting with the dean, meetings with program faculty (both full-time and adjunct), meeting with students, additional meetings as requested by the reviewer, and an exit interview with the dean and/or provost. The program may include meetings with alumni and/or employers and other program constituents.
Deans or School directors may also consult with the external reviewer about who he/she would like to meet with, in addition to the meetings on the schedule.
The following is an example of what a site visit might include:
Breakfast with the School director
Tour of all relevant facilities
Meeting with dean
Meeting with the provost
Meeting with full-time faculty
Meeting with students
Meeting with School staff
Review of student work
Meeting with adjunct faculty
Exit meeting with the provost, dean, associate dean, and School director
The School director should provide an assistant to escort the reviewer to and from meetings. Schools may also provide external reviewers with an office or room for use during the visit.
At the exit meeting with the provost, the external reviewer should summarize his/her main findings and recommendations. Prior to the exit meeting, the reviewer might need time alone to review the day and prepare notes for the summary.