Departmental Review Process
The Division of Student Affairs at Missouri State University is committed to a comprehensive program review and evaluation process as part of a larger emphasis on Division-wide planning and assessment. Program review gives an opportunity for departments to thoroughly assess programs and services in the context of nationally accepted guidelines, standards, and benchmarks. The departmental program review process will consist of several distinct and important steps which are detailed below. Those steps include the departmental self-assessment, the internal review, the external review, and preparation of an action plan based on the results of the review. Departments will complete the review process as follows: The departmental self-assessment process in summer semester, the internal review in the fall semester, the external review in the spring semester, and development and submission of the Final Action Plan in the following summer. Every Student Affairs department will complete a program review once during a five year cycle. Training will be provided annually to the departments assigned to a program review in that year. All final departmental action plans and external review reports will be submitted to the Vice President Executive Staff (VP Staff).
The full Departmental Review Process guidelines can be found here. Please direct any questions to the Office of Student Affairs at (417) 836-5526.
The Student Affairs Learning Objectives Service and Assessment Statement can be found here.
Departmental Review Documents
- Example Invoice
- External CAS Review Checklist
- Independent Contractor Form
- Example Schedule
- Work Forms Template
The following Student Affairs departments will be completing their CAS review during the 2016-2017 academic year. Their External Review reports will be posted upon completion.
- Office of Student Conduct
- Disability Resource Center
- Residence Life
The following Student Affairs departments have completed their departmental review. Copies of their External Review are provided below.