The Mammoth Task Of Completing Any Serious Evaluative Process Requires Teamwork, And A Sense Of Urgency

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The mammoth task of completing any serious evaluative process requires teamwork, determination, and a sense of urgency. The hours of analyzing, reading, studying documents, collaborating, and meetings can drain the most ardent staff. In the case of DSU’s 2013 Year One Evaluation, a 28-person committee, two peer evaluators, the President, and clerical staff labored many hours to complete the necessary reports. The comprehensive evaluation involved many more persons. Notable Similarities between the Two Evaluations The Comprehensive Evaluation of 2012 and the Year One Evaluation of 2013 bore many similarities. For one, the same ALO and ISAAC conducted both evaluations. The ISAAC is appointed and serves for a two-year period and, thus, was the same group in 2013 as it was in 2013. In fact, Bryant and Brown still serve as 2015-2016 co-chairs (“ISAAC Membership,” 2015, p. 1). The ALO serves an indeterminate length and, as of November 2015, was still Debra Bryant. The tone of both evaluations and their attendant reports are overwhelmingly positive and one is left with a positive view of DSU from them. One of the reasons that 2013 offers such a bright outlook is the fact that the administration, staff, faculty, and students of the university made a determined effort to address the concerns of the 2012 committee. This course of action meant that the 2013 report reflected a considerable effort on the stakeholders’ part to ensure that the university received a positive

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