Academic Review: Reflections and Progress to Date

Academic Review: Reflections and Progress to Date

While not all dissertation chairs have been contacted to participate in Academic Review, the Academic Review process is ongoing. Since our initial launch on Friday September 11, 2015, we have contacted more than 120 dissertation chairs to participate in the process, with some outstanding results. The first group has completed the technical review, as well as the formal review with all of the University Research Chairs. 

This week, the first group of approximately 60 dissertation chairs are undergoing final review with the Academic Dean for formal initial endorsement. For the second group, submittals are due this Friday. They will undergo technical review over the next couple weeks as a third group will be contacted to participate in review, and the cycle will continue accordingly until all active chairs have been reviewed.

In the weeks following initial endorsement from the Academic Dean, each faculty will meet with their Research Center Chair for a summative interview. These meetings are designed to finalize each faculty’s individual scholarship plan as we work to support the research and scholarship of all of our dissertation chairs.

I want to thank those 120+ faculty who have participated in the process so far and have worked in collaboration with our Academic Review team to facilitate a positive and useful experience in development of research goals for each individual dissertation chair. Dissertation chairs are encouraged to visit the Academic Review SharePoint site (eCampus login required) for the most up-to-date information on how you each can prepare for the Academic Review process – including informational webinar recordings and FAQs – and if you have additional questions, please reach out to us at

Thanks again for your participation and we look forward to working with each of you as we continue our annual review process. 

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