Department and Program Annual Report

Due Date: June 16, 2017

Email: academicaffairs@washjeff.edu and lguinn@washjeff.edu

 

Department or Program:

Current Year: 2016-2017

Next Year: 2017-2018

Following Year: 2018-2019

 

Names of department members

Full-time:

 

Part-time:

 

Part 1. Administrative Information [all departments; programs as relevant]

 

Course Offerings under Your Department’s or Program’s Prefix

Overview of the Current Year*

 

Summer 1

Summer 2

Fall

Intersession

Spring

Total Course Sections Offered**

 

 

 

 

 

Total Course Section Enrollment**

 

 

 

 

 

Total Lab Sections Offered**

 

 

 

 

 

Total Lab Section Enrollment**

 

 

 

 

 

Optional: Total Course Sections offered under other Prefix(es)***

 

 

 

 

 

Optional: Total Graduate Course Sections offered****

 

 

 

 

 

Number of Full-Time Faculty

 

 

 

 

 

Number of Part-Time Faculty

 

 

 

 

 

Number of Overload Sections

 

 

 

 

 

Number of Adjunct-Taught Sections

 

 

 

 

 

* The Informer report “Past Department non-Lab Section Offerings – without Independent Study and Internships” and “Past Department Lab Section Offerings” will provide information on the number of sections offered, students enrolled, and instructor. Important Note: An extra step has to be taken to get the correct numbers for cross listed courses.  See the Informer report directions for additional information. Do not include internships and independent studies supervised by members of your department in this table.

**Do not include courses offered with other prefixes on these lines, they will appear in the report(s) for those programs or departments.

***These sections will appear in the report for the appropriate program or department, however you may optionally report them here as well.

****Sections being offered for any post-baccalaureate program. 

 

Support of Foundations and Breadth

Targets for Current Year, Next Year, and the Following Year

(To be filled out by departments in consultation with relevant programs)

Category

Type of Course

Sections offered in current year

Targets for next year

Targets for following year*

Foundations

First Year Seminar

 

 

 

 

First Year Composition

 

 

 

 

Writing

 

 

 

 

Diversity

 

 

 

Breadth

Artistic

 

 

 

 

Behavioral

 

 

 

 

Historical

 

 

 

 

Literary

 

 

 

 

Logical

 

 

 

 

Scientific

 

 

 

Graduate

(indicate program):

 

 

 

Old Curriculum Designations

 

 

 

 

Arts (old curriculum)

 

 

 

 

Humanities (old curriculum)

 

 

 

 

Social Science (old curriculum)

 

 

 

 

Natural Science & Mathematics (old curriculum)

 

 

 

 

Lab (old curriculum)

 

 

 

 

C (old curriculum)

 

 

 

 

D (old curriculum)

 

 

 

 

Q (old curriculum)

 

 

 

 

W (old curriculum)

 

 

 

*(Note: these are initial plans that will allow Academic Affairs and interdisciplinary programs to plan ahead; it is understood that these numbers may change.)

 

Describe how your department supports programs outside your department (e.g. supplying instructors for sections of FYS or other interdisciplinary program courses (i.e. AMS, NSC, PPL, etc.), offering affiliated courses for interdisciplinary programs (i.e. CRS, GWS, etc.).

 

 

Results/Reflection. Consider all of your course offerings – courses for your program(s), FYS sections, and courses supporting foundations, breadth or interdisciplinary programs.  Did you achieve your targets for this year? Are you making changes to your targets for the future?  Do you have any concerns, issues, etc. in this area?

 

Closing the Loop. Please review your results/reflections from last year’s report.  Did you propose any plans or changes in this section? What efforts did you make this year to rectify the areas that you felt needed to be addressed?  Where those efforts successful?

 

 

Academic Advising

Goals in this area are two-fold: to provide academic advising to our students and to balance that responsibility across the faculty.

Department Member Advising Responsibilities*

Faculty Member

Number of FYS or Open Major Advisees

Number of

____** Advisees

Number of

_____** Advisees

Number of ____** Advisees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* This information should be available from an Informer report “Department Members’ Advisee Lists” and department member Faculty Information Forms (FIFs).

**Enter the name(s) of any majors/minors/concentrations that your department/program provides advising for.

 

Number of department members who provided graduate-school advising to one or more students in the current year:  ________

Number of department members who provided career advising/assistance to one or more students in the current year:  ________

Number of department members who provided other types of placement advising to one or more students in the current year:  ________

 

Results/Reflection. Briefly describe any targets, results, concerns, issues, etc. in this area.

 

 

Closing the Loop. Please review your results/reflections from last year’s report.  Did you propose any plans or changes in this section? What efforts did you make this year to rectify the areas that you felt needed to be addressed?  Where those efforts successful?

 

 

Facilities and Equipment

Report any needs, wants, problems, or issues in this area.

 

 

Budget

Brief Budget Report*

Line item (e.g. Supplies, MISC)

Amount Allocated

Amount Spent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Information available in WebAdvisor

 

Additional Expenditures

List any major expenditures (e.g. equipment or other durable purchases).

 

List any equipment-maintenance expenditures.

 

List or Describe any extra travel costs paid out of the department’s budget.

 

Plans for Next Year’s Budget

Any anticipated major expenditures (e.g. equipment or other durable purchases)?

 

Any anticipated equipment-maintenance expenditures?

 

Plans for Future Budgets

Indicate any near-future large budgetary items of which you are aware, when they will occur, and an estimate of cost (e.g. the need to replace equipment or supplies, servicing of equipment, upgrading classroom or lab, hosting a conference, etc.).

 

Results/Reflection. Briefly describe any targets, results, concerns, issues, etc. in this area.

 

Closing the Loop. Please review your results/reflections from last year’s report.  Did you propose any plans or changes in this section? What efforts did you make this year to rectify the areas that you felt needed to be addressed?  Where those efforts successful?

 

Part 2. Faculty [departments only]

Much of this information should be available from department members’ faculty information forms

 

Sabbaticals

Current Year: List members of your department on sabbatical during the current year; indicate which term(s), and the primary goal of their projects.

 

Next Year: List members of your department who have been approved for a sabbatical for next year, indicate which term(s), and the primary goal of their projects.

 

Following Year: List members of your department planning to apply for a sabbatical for the following year and indicate which term(s).

 

Summary of Faculty Scholarly Activity*

Activity for the Current Year

Number of Faculty

Creation of new course(s) in connection with study or research

 

On-campus faculty colloquium, art show, invited talk, guest lecture

 

Off-campus faculty colloquium, art show, invited talk, guest lecture

 

Attendance at professional conference, off-campus workshop, etc.

 

Presentation of paper/poster at professional conference, workshop, etc.

 

Session chaired or organized for professional conference

 

Articles, book chapters, essays in collections published

 

Shorter publications (book reviews, poems, op-eds, etc.)

 

Longer publications (books, collections of essays, edited journal issues)

 

 

 

*Add lines if any major category for your field is missing.

 

Summary of Faculty Service Activity*

Activity for the Current Year

Number of Faculty

Governance committees

 

Academic support committees

 

Disappearing task forces

 

Serving as chairs of committees listed above

 

Serving as program directors

 

Serving in administrative roles (e.g. Magellan advisor, assistant dean, etc.)

 

 

 

*Add lines if any major form of service by members of your department is missing.

 

Results/Reflection. Briefly describe any targets, results, concerns, issues, etc. in this area. If relevant, describe and reflect on any departmental trends in course evaluations, thoughts on junior faculty progress, etc.

 

 

Closing the Loop. Please review your results/reflections from last year’s report.  Did you propose any plans or changes in this section? What efforts did you make this year to rectify the areas that you felt needed to be addressed?  Where those efforts successful?

 

 

Part 3. Students [all departments; programs as relevant]

 

Graduates*

Area of Study (majors, minors, concentrations, emphases)

Number of graduating students completing

 

 

 

 

 

 

*This information is available from the Informer Report: “ Graduates for Annual Report (prompt for commencement date) .”

 

Independent Study Projects*

Student

Project Title

Term(s)

Course Number

Faculty Advisor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Some of this information is available from the Informer Report, “Internship and Independent Study For Annual Report.”

Internships*

Student

Internship Location

Term(s)

Course Number

Campus Faculty Advisor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Some of this information is available from the Informer Report, “Internship and Independent Study For Annual Report.”

 

Conference Attendance

Student

Conference Attended

Paper, Poster Presented? yes/no

Comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Names of students elected to your department or program honor society in current year.

 

Names of recipients of your departmental or program book prizes and awards in current year.

 

Names of students who graduated from your program with Honors (student name, project title, faculty advisor).

 

Other relevant information.

 

Results/Reflection. Considering students in your area(s) of study, do you have any concerns, issues, etc.?

 

Closing the Loop. Please review any reflections from last year’s report.  What efforts did you make to rectify the areas that you felt needed to be addressed?  Where those efforts successful?

 

 

 

 

 

Part 4: Goals and Assessment [all departments; all programs with majors]*

*If your program does not offer a major, you may still choose to complete all or part of this section at your discretion.

 

Changes to Department or Program Mission, Goals, SLOs, etc.*

*In this section you only need to include or describe any changes your department or program has made in any of these areas.

For 2016-2017 please include your SLO for Technology, even if it is unchanged from last year.

 

Department or Program Mission

 

Department or Program Goals (Administrative, Curricular)

 

Department or Program Student-Learning Outcomes

 

Department or Program Curriculum Map (may be an attachment)

 

Assessment Activities for the Current Academic Year

Briefly describe what you did in the current year, addressing these points:

 

Institutional SLO for Oral Communication

  • Sample assessed (who was assessed and when)
  • Material assessed (what object or event was assessed)
  • Person(s) making assessment (who did the assessment)
  • Method of assessment (how was the assessment done)
  • Results/Data (attach spreadsheet)
  • Reflection: please comment on: how assessing oral communication went for your department; any issues or challenges your department encountered; any difficulties your department had with the rubric; what your department would change about your process the next time you assess this SLO; any other feedback you want to provide the Gen Ed DTF.

 

Institutional SLO for Written Communication

  • Sample assessed (who was assessed and when)
  • Material assessed (what object or event was assessed)
  • Person(s) making assessment (who did the assessment)
  • Method of assessment (how was the assessment done)
  • Results/Data (attach spreadsheet)
  • Reflection: please comment on: how assessing written communication went for your department; any issues or challenges your department encountered; any difficulties your department had with the rubric; what your department would change about your process the next time you assess this SLO; any other feedback you want to provide the Gen Ed DTF.

 

Departmental SLO for Technology

  • Direct measure(s) for Technology
  • Sample assessed (who was assessed and when)
  • Material assessed (what object or event was assessed)
  • Person(s) making assessment (who did the assessment)
  • Method of assessment (how was the assessment done, please attach any rubrics or other assessment tools you used)
  • Preliminary target (goal or benchmark)
  • Indirect measure(s) (optional)
  • Results/Data

If you are using one or more of the Gen Ed DTF sample rubrics, attach the completed spreadsheet.  If you used some other assessment instrument, provide a summary of the data in whatever form makes the most sense.

  • Reflection

Comment on:

  • Any issues or challenges your department encountered in this assessment;
  • Whether or not your department met your preliminary target;
  • What you learned from this assessment;
  • Any changes you are making to the departmental curriculum, course content, or pedagogy as a result of this assessment;
  • Any changes you are making to the assessment process for this SLO as a result of this assessment.

 

Departmental SLO for <enter name of SLO here>

  • Direct measure(s) for
  • Sample assessed (who was assessed and when)
  • Material assessed (what object or event was assessed)
  • Person(s) making assessment (who did the assessment)
  • Method of assessment (how was the assessment done, please attach any rubrics or other assessment tools you used)
  • Preliminary target (goal or benchmark)
  • Indirect measure(s) (optional)
  • Reflection

Comment on:

  • Any issues or challenges your department encountered in this assessment;
  • Whether or not your department met your preliminary target;
  • What you learned from this assessment;
  • Any changes you are making to the departmental curriculum, course content, or pedagogy as a result of this assessment;
  • Any changes you are making to the assessment process for this SLO as a result of this assessment.

 

 

Departmental SLO for <enter name of SLO here>

  • Direct measure(s) for
  • Sample assessed (who was assessed and when)
  • Material assessed (what object or event was assessed)
  • Person(s) making assessment (who did the assessment)
  • Method of assessment (how was the assessment done, please attach any rubrics or other assessment tools you used)
  • Preliminary target (goal or benchmark)
  • Indirect measure(s) (optional)
  • Reflection

Comment on:

  • Any issues or challenges your department encountered in this assessment;
  • Whether or not your department met your preliminary target;
  • What you learned from this assessment;
  • Any changes you are making to the departmental curriculum, course content, or pedagogy as a result of this assessment;
  • Any changes you are making to the assessment process for this SLO as a result of this assessment.

 

 

Closing the Loop on Assessment. Please review all of your assessment reflections from last year’s report.  Did you propose any plans or changes in this section? What efforts did you make this year to rectify the areas that you felt needed to be addressed?  Where those efforts successful?

 

 

 

Department/Program Assessment Plan for Next Year

 

Briefly describe what you plan to do next year, addressing these points:

  • Departmental/Program SLOs to be assessed
  • Direct measure(s) for each SLO assessed
  • Sample to be assessed (who will be assessed and when)
  • Material to be assessed (what object or event will be assessed)
  • Person(s) making assessment (who will do the assessment)
  • Method of assessment (how will the assessment be done)
  • Preliminary target (goal or benchmark)
  • Indirect measure(s) (optional)

  • Departmental/Program SLOs to be assessed
  • Direct measure(s) for each SLO assessed
  • Sample to be assessed (who will be assessed and when)
  • Material to be assessed (what object or event will be assessed)
  • Person(s) making assessment (who will do the assessment)
  • Method of assessment (how will the assessment be done)
  • Preliminary target (goal or benchmark)
  • Indirect measure(s) (optional)

 

  • Departmental/Program SLOs to be assessed (optional)*
  • Direct measure(s) for each SLO assessed
  • Sample to be assessed (who will be assessed and when)
  • Material to be assessed (what object or event will be assessed)
  • Person(s) making assessment (who will do the assessment)
  • Method of assessment (how will the assessment be done)
  • Preliminary target (goal or benchmark)
  • Indirect measure(s) (optional)

*If your department or program has more than eight SLOs you may want to assess an additional SLO this year.

 

Institutional SLO for Scientific Reasoning Assessment Plan *

  • Sample to be assessed (who will be assessed and when)
  • Material to be assessed (what object or event will be assessed)
  • Person(s) making assessment (who does the assessment)

*Only for departments and programs offering, during the next academic year, courses designated SCIENCE for non-majors or the first SCIENCE course(s) taken by students in your major.

 

Institutional SLO for Logical and Quantitative Reasoning Assessment Plan *

  • Sample to be assessed (who will be assessed and when)
  • Material to be assessed (what object or event will be assessed)
  • Person(s) making assessment (who does the assessment)

*Only for departments and programs offering, during the next academic year, courses designated LOGIC for non-majors or the first LOGIC course(s) taken by students in your major.

 

Overall Assessment Results/Reflection. Briefly describe any targets, results, concerns, issues—especially with regard to administrative or curricular goals—not already addressed in this report.

 

 

 

Additional Comments

A chance to brag or complain to the Dean

 

 

 

 

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Chair reviewed department’s faculty information forms _____

Chair/program director reviewed course evaluations _____

Chair/program director submitted annual report _____

Chair/program director managed budget _____

Chair completed faculty annual evaluations _____