APPENDIX A: UNIT CHECKLIST
|• ||Who requested or hired me?|
|• ||What am I being asked to do?|
|• ||What surprises await me?|
|• ||How can I make this a win-win situation?|
|• ||Clear sense of programmatic ownership.|
|• ||Up-to-date and formatically unified course syllabi.|
|• ||Operating mechanisms for continuous communication with
alumni and the profession.|
|• ||Active and curricularly supportive student organizations.|
|• ||Balance between collegial decision making and executive authority.|
|• ||Mechanisms for encouraging and monitoring staff and student
|• ||Service experiences designed for the broadest campus constituency.|
|• ||Logical, competency-relevant major entrance requirements.|
|• ||Explicit standards for faculty evaluation.|
The Unit's Responsibility
|• ||Be careful who you pick for the review team.|
|• ||Give yourself time.|
|• ||Be clear what you want from the review team.|
|• ||Tell the review team what you would like to see.|
|• ||Have your documentation ready.|
|• ||Do not try to hide your problems, challenges, or weaknesses.|
|• ||Be prepared to find more documentation.|
|• ||Expect the review team to want to talk with the unit's faculty,
several administrators, faculty from other departments, and students (majors and nonmajors).|
|• ||Be prepared to answer tough questions.|
|• ||Try to anticipate the review team's questions.|
|• ||Expect the review team's report to be balanced.|
|• ||Be prepared to respond to the reviewers report.|
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Book title: Leadership in Times of Change:A Handbook for Communication and Media Administrators.
Contributors: William G. Christ - Editor.
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Place of publication: Mahwah, NJ.
Publication year: 1999.
Page number: 396.
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