THAD Academic Program Review Campus Visit

Related to Theory + History of Art & Design (THAD formally HAVC) self-study, an Academic Program Review (APR) team will visit RISD, April 2 through April 4 2018. The members of the panel are:

Dr. Steven Henry Madoff, THAD APR Chair; Chair, MA Curatorial Practice Program: School of Visual Arts

Brocket Horne, Chair, Graphic Design: Maryland Institute College of Art

Dr. Matthew Jackson, Associate Professor, Art History and Visual Arts: University of Chicago

Dr. Ittai Weinryb, Associate Professor, Bard Graduate Center.

The Academic Program Review is RISD’s process for assessing the quality and effectiveness of our academic programs and to stimulate program planning and development. In the spirit of reflexivity, the process has been revised to be more integrated and to provide a productive tool to support department planning over the following five years.

For the academic program, the intent is to ensure the quality and effectiveness of the academic program and to support the departmental mission and strategic priorities.

For our students, the intent is to continue to offer them a powerful educational experience and to ensure relevance and connection to their chosen field of study.

For the college’s resources, the intent is to support the planning and budgeting processes of the school and promote fairness and efficiency in the allocation of resources.

For integrated strategic planning, the intent is to ensure that current and proposed activities are consistent with school strategic priorities and to respond systematically and efficiently to requirements for self-assessment from NEASC and other accrediting agencies.

For connectivity, the intent is to encourage internal collaboration and purposefully develop external networks and connections.