Curricular and co-curricular programs are reviewed by senior administration on a three-year cycle.  Departments or programs scheduled for review submit a triennial report using an online webform.  In the intervening years, the chair or director submits an annual update to the Provost's Office.

Internal Review Cycle

Departments and programs are reviewed internally on the cycle shown below.

2017, 2020, 2023... 2018, 2021, 2024... 2019, 2022, 2025...

Humanities
Chinese & Japanese
Classics
English
French
German
History
Philosophy
Religious Studies
Russian
Spanish

Interdisciplinary Programs
East Asian Studies
Film Studies
Global Studies
Latin American Studies
Linguistics

University Programs
GER-Competency
Freshman Studies

Fine Arts
Art & Art History
Conservatory of Music
Theatre Arts

Natural Sciences & Math
Biology
Chemistry
Geology
Mathematics & Computer Science
Physics

Interdisciplinary Programs
Biochemistry
Cognitive Science
Environmental Studies
Natural Sciences
Neuroscience

University Programs
GER-Diversity
December Term
University Courses

Social Sciences
Anthropology
Economics
Education Studies
Government
Psychology

Interdisciplinary Programs
Biomedical Ethics
Ethnic Studies
Gender Studies
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Museum Studies
Teacher Education (College & Con)

University Programs
GER-Distribution
Off-Campus Programs
Pre-Professional Programs
Research Opportunities (LU-RF)

Triennial Report

When a department or program is scheduled for review, the chair or director submits a triennial report using the online webform at:

go.lawrence.edu/triennialreport

The webform contains the following system-generated data reports:

  • Enrollment Data
  • Demographic Data
  • Senior Experience List
  • GER Course List
  • FRST Faculty List
  • Interdisciplinary Courses
  • Faculty List
  • Courses Taught by Department Faculty
  • Faculty Accomplishments

The chair or director uploads the following:

  1. A narrative on the state of the department/program and its future direction, prepared with input from colleagues;
  2. A budget report (from an administrative assistant), equipment planning form (if applicable), and library holdings report (from Jill Thomas, Director of Technical Services in Mudd Library);
  3. An updated curriculum map for the major.

Reports are due June 30 for review during the summer.

Annual Update

In years when a department or program is not scheduled for review, the chair or director submits a brief annual update responding to questions from the Provost's Office.  In addition to asking about changes or new happenings in the department or program, recent questions have asked about assessing student learning and enhancing diversity and inclusion.

Annual Update Form

When preparing annual updates, chairs or directors may find it helpful to review the data reports in the triennial reporting system above and to discuss these reports with department or program faculty.

Updates should be emailed to the Associate Dean of the Faculty (assoc_dean_fac@lawrence.edu) by June 30.