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As we have worked with faculty, deans and report writers, we have listened to your suggestions and made the following improvements to the Academic Planning and Alignment process:

• The scoring on the rubric has been modified to address concerns about the rating scale. It now reflects a 1-5 rating scale for each criterion. 

• The President has agreed that holistic scoring of the program is not needed and acknowledges the importance of scoring of each independent criterion.

• The report has been shortened. The two financial criteria, 7 and 8, do not need to be addressed in the written report. This change enables the unit to begin to analyze these complex data with your dean. Your dean will discuss the data for criteria 7 and 8 with individual programs, rather than disseminating university wide, to ensure these data remain restricted to those within the Pacific community. Therefore criteria 7 and 8 will not be rated. The page limit remains the same.

• Drop-in sessions with the Provost Office team (Cyd Jenefsky, Maria Pallavicini, Berit Gundersen and Mike Rogers) for Academic Planning & Alignment and the Academic Administrative Review processes. These will be open drop-in sessions for anyone with questions/concerns, seeking guidance on writing etc. They are scheduled as follows in the Provost Conference Room, Anderson Hall:

October 17,  3:00 - 4:00 pm
October 29,  2:00 - 3:00 pm
November 13,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
November 25,  2:00 - 3:00 pm        
December 4,  11:00 - 12:00 pm      
December 16,  10:00 - 11:00 am

Return to: Academic Planning and Alignment or Academic Administrative Reviews pages.