Site Visit Guidelines

The review committee’s site visit is typically a three-day commitment, during which the team meets with the dean(s), unit leadership, faculty, students, and relevant staff and administrators.  Meetings with faculty from other units where significant collaborations exist will also be included.

The head of the unit under review is responsible for preparing the itinerary for the site visit based on the guidelines provided by the Office of the Provost.

Whenever possible, input on the structure of the itinerary will be requested from the members of the review committee.  The Office of the Provost will approve the site visit itinerary and ensure its distribution to the review committee.

The site visit will conclude with an exit interview during which the committee will present its findings to the Provost’s designee, the dean(s), and the leadership of the academic unit under review (e.g. department chair, director, section head).

Guidelines for preparing the site visit itinerary: Appendix 5.