This 6-minute video defines a Self-study, describes the audience for your Self-study, and outlines the steps involved in writing a Self-study. The Self-study for every unit on campus is DUE by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.
Guidelines and Prompts
PURPOSE: The purpose of the Self-study is to show strengths and successes, and to keep track of key goals that the unit wishes to continue working on to improve the unit.
- Please focus on big, key issues and important takeaways for the unit as the University moves into the next Strategic Development cycle.
- A quality Self-Study can be completed in 7-10 pages or less (roughly 1000 words per text box). Please view the Self-Study as an opportunity to identify KEY findings or concerns that the unit wishes to preserve or change going forward. The Self-Study should not be a comprehensive review of the last 5-6 years in the life of the unit.
- Please address each of the six question items in the Self-Study located in the GVAdvance website. From the GVAdvance main menu page, locate the GVReview Section and select Assemble Self-Study Reporting. Please follow the guidelines and BRIEFLY address each of the six question items, touching on roughly 1-5 key issues per question.
- For units with both undergraduate and graduate programs, address each question for undergraduate programs (describe first) and for graduate programs (describe second). Please remember that the Self-Study is for the unit as a whole, not for individual programs (majors, minors, emphases, certificates, etc.) within a unit. Each unit will complete ONE Self-Study.
Example draft for prompt 1
The Chemistry Department has agreed to post a draft of their response to the first Self-study prompt, What are some of the strengths (1-5) of the unit and where/how is the unit excelling? What improvements have been realized relative to implementation and accomplishment of the Strategic Plan?