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 welcomed 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 hosted opportunities for community feedback and discussion during the Spring 2021 semester. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Self-Study 2020-2021 can be viewed here.

The 2020-2021 CLAS collegiate review is October 11-13, 2021. All comments and questions are to be directed to this confidential email:

For further information, please contact Becca Tritten, Administrator, CLAS Dean's Office.