About the webinar:

Academic program review is a well-established practice often required by accreditors for continuous program improvement. It is also an opportunity for departments to evaluate their strengths and areas for improvement.

However, implementing and maintaining program review can present challenges and questions. What should an institution do if it discovers the process isn’t working? What if the activity is viewed as disruptive and cumbersome to annual work and is not resulting in improvement? What if there is no buy-in from faculty?

Join us to hear how one institution tackled these questions and now has:

  • Created an efficient, data-driven process
  • Shifted faculty perceptions from assuming data would result in negative implications to a positive, sustainable process including self-examination and reflection of program health
  • Designed a process that resulted in continuous improvement. 

This webinar will share a systematic, data-driven model that increased faculty collaboration and engagement. 

About our Guest:
Dr. Kathleen Gorski

Dr. Kathleen Gorski serves as the Assistant Dean of Outcomes Assessment and Program Review at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, IL.

Kathleen has over twenty-five years of experience in higher education including student services, faculty development, assessment, credit hour compliance, program review and teaching. She currently teaches doctoral-level courses in educational leadership.

Dr. Gorski has presented workshops on assessment, credit hour compliance and program review at multiple conferences including: The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), The Association for Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE), The Assessment Institute, IMS Global Learning Impact Leadership Institute, and The Mid-Western Educational Research Association (MWERA). In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors for The Chicago Area Assessment Group (CAAG) and the conference and events committee for AALHE.