I can’t put it off any longer. I’m going to spend a fair chunk of the next ten weeks preparing our graduate program appraisal self-study. The by-laws governing the appraisal are 129 PDF pages long. The template for the self-study documents, waiting to be filled in and augmented with all our material, is thirty-one pages and I’m sure that, not counting the CVs, we’ll easily be over another hundred there. Easily!
This is the third one of these self-study documents I’ve worked on and the second that I’ve prepared largely with the department secretary’s assistance and a few asides from the graduate committee. Maybe I’ll see if I can get that last group a little bit more involved in this go-round?
Yeah, just like people are jumping all over themselves to rewrite the undergraduate and graduate program pages on our departmental website!