The Academic Advising department, which includes Disability Resources, is currently going through a self-study and review process during the fall 2012 semester. This page serves as a clearinghouse for this review and will provide copies of the self-study, the review team's final report, a response to the final report, as well as concluding thoughts from the vice-president for student affairs (once completed).
Questions regarding the Academic Advising and Disability Resources review may be directed to:
Joyce Stern '91
Dean for Student Success and Academic Advising
1115 8th Avenue
Grinnell, IA 50112
The Academic Advising and Disability Resources Review
The self-study for the Academic Advising and Disability Resources departmental review can be found HERE.
Review Team's Visit
In the fall of 2012, a review team consisting of the following members conducted a thorough review of the Academic Advising department:
- Abby Trout, Assistant Director of Career Development and Exploration
- Claire Forrest '13, Student Government Association Representative
- Kate Gluckman, Assistant Professor of Physical Education & Head Women's Basketball Coach
- Minna Mahlab, Director of the Science Learning Center & Lecturer
- Alec Maliwanag '14, Student-at-Large
- Roger Vetter, Professor of Music
- Jane Martindell, Dean for Academic Advising and Support, Kenyon College
The review was conducted October 7-9, 2012. On Sunday evening, the review team met briefly with Vice President for Student Affairs W. Houston Dougharty and Joyce Stern; on Monday the team met with faculty, staff, and students involved with the Academic Advising Department; Tuesday morning the team had individual follow‐up sessions with Joyce Stern and W. Houston Dougharty.
The charge of the review and assessment team was to examine the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of the Grinnell College Academic Advising department and Disability Resources program.
A copy of the review team's final report - including observations, commendations, and recommendations - can be found HERE.
Response to Review Team's Final Report
Once the review team's final report was submitted to W. Houston Dougharty, Vice-President for Student Affairs, the report was sent sent to Joyce Stern '91, Dean for Student Success and Academic Advising, for review and comment.
A copy of the response to the review team's report, submitted by Dean Joyce Stern '91, can be found HERE.
Final Thoughts from the Vice-President for Student Affairs
Concluding thoughts from W. Houston Dougharty, Vice-President for Student Affairs, can be found HERE.
This report summarizes what steps will occur during the Spring 2013 term, and subsequent semesters, as a result of the recommendations made by the review team.