The Academic Needs Assessment and Continuous Improvement

Once the department chairpersons received the report outlined above, they discussed the report with the dean. These discussions, as well as other issues not addressed in the needs assessment, resulted in the establishment of a set of key objectives to be achieved by each department during the next academic year. The objectives were stated as follows to each department chair:

The attached ANA quantifies gaps between what is and what should be, according to the department’s faculty responses. You are asked to review this information individually and with your faculty, and identify which gaps represent opportunities for improvement. Strategies to achieve improvement should be discussed and ...

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