The Campus Safety and Security department went through a self-study and review process during the spring 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.
Questions regarding the Campus Safety and Security departmental review may be directed to:
The Campus Safety and Security Self-Study
The self-study for the Campus Safety and Security departmental review can be found HERE.
Review Team's Visit
In the spring of 2012, a review team consisting of the following members will conducted a thorough review of the Campus Safety and Security department:
- Gail Bonath, Associate Professor, Burling Library
- Max Farrell '12, Student Government Association Representative
- Travis Greene, Dean of Students
- Jana Johnson, Human Resources Representative
- Kaydi-Ann Newsome '14, Student-at-Large
- Henry Reitz '89, Associate Professor of Religious Studies
- Fred Behr, Director of Public Safety, St. Olaf College
The review was conducted February 26-28, 2012. On Sunday evening, the review team met briefly with Vice President for Student Affairs W. Houston Dougharty and Stephen A. Briscoe; on Monday the team met with faculty, staff, and students involved with the Campus Safety and Security Department; Tuesday morning the team conducted individual follow‐up sessions with Stephen A. Briscoe and W. Houston Dougharty.
The charge of the review and assessment team was to examine the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of the Grinnell College Campus Safety and Security department.
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 Stephen A. Briscoe, Director of Campus Safety and Security, for review and comment.
A copy of the response to the review team's report, submitted by Director Stephen A. Briscoe, 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 fall 2012 term, and subsequent semesters, as a result of the recommendations made by the review team.