The Library Self-Study and Advisory Panel Visit will take place on January 26 and 27, with committee members: Carol Graney, Chair of the Committee and Associate Provost and Director of University Libraries; Charles Getchell, College Librarian, Saint Anselm College; and Joseph Meisel, Deputy Provost, Brown University.
The Board of Trustees has established the program of departmental self-studies and visiting committees to help maintain academic programs at RISD, facilitate their ongoing development, and ensure their high quality.
Approximately every five years, each department and Academic Commons area generates a self-study and helps to identify panelists from other organizations who are knowledgeable about the particular field..
We bring the panelists to RISD so they can meet members of the department, visit studios, and see exhibitions of student and faculty work. Through additional discussions, the visitors consider the relationship of the department with other groups at RISD, as well as constituencies and opportunities beyond the institution. After the campus visit, the panelists provide a report on their observations and recommendations.
The department considers this feedback in generating a planning document that projects future resourcing and program development.
The Board of Trustees considers all of these materials in discussing strengths, weaknesses, and needs of an academic unit as they relate to goals, faculty, students, curriculum, and facilities.