Collegiate Review 2020-21

The Office of the Provost has initiated a review of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, per the mandated five- to seven-year schedule of collegiate reviews. CLAS was last reviewed in 2013-14.

The 2020-21 CLAS collegiate review is a means of giving greater visibility to the work of our college, exploring issues facing CLAS, and informing our plans for the future.

The collegiate review consists of two parts: a self-study of CLAS and our programs by our own faculty and administration; and a peer review conducted by a committee comprising University of Iowa faculty members from outside the college and reviewers from other institutions.

During 2020-21, a collegiate committee, formed in accordance with the provisions of the CLAS Manual of Policy and Procedure, Article XIV, is working with Dean Sanders and the Associate Deans on the self-study. The following faculty members serve on the Self-Study Committee:

  • Dorothy Johnson, Professor, School of Art and Art History
  • Joseph Lang, Professor, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science
  • Luis Martín-Estudillo, Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Cathleen Moore, Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
  • Dan Moore, Professor, School of Music
  • Michael Sauder, Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology

The CLAS Dean's Office welcomes input to the self-study process from faculty, staff, and students. A survey sent to all faculty and staff in December 2020 received a high response rate, and the Self-Study Committee will host opportunities for community feedback and discussion to occur during the Spring 2021 semester. In addition, the CLAS community will be asked for input when the Peer Review Committee appointed by the Provost is performing its work during the Fall 2021 semester.

For further information about the 2020-21 CLAS collegiate review, please contact Brenda Gritsch, Administrator, CLAS Dean's Office.