Middle States and Peer Review

The Middle States Steering Committee has completed its peer review of working group drafts.  Now it’s on to the next deadline:  revisions of working group reports are due April 1.

Peer review has played an important role in the Middle States process up to now.  Each working group draft was assigned primary and secondary reviewers, co-chairs of other groups whose work showed significant linkages to the report under review.  Co-chairs provided comments on drafts, and a wide-ranging and constructive discussion was had over two days as feedback was shared.

Interested in the role writing and peer review is playing in this process?  Much of our direction in this area was taken from our former VP Bob Schneider, who recommended this article to us:  Eloise Knowlton, “Through the Rearview Looking Glass: Collaborative Writing and the Accreditation Self-Study,”  Assessment Update 25:5 (Sept-Oct 2013).  Click here for a PDF.

Professors Krouse and Utell will be sharing updates on our process at today’s faculty meeting.  Can’t make it?  Here are the slides:

And here’s some peer review in action:
Tim Cairy, Director of Student Success and Retention and Co-Chair, Working Group IV
Tim Cairy, Director of Student Success and Retention and Co-Chair, Working Group IV
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