Throughout the academic year 2015-2016, the College of Graduate and Professional Studies conducted a review of graduate studies at Longwood. This review included two perspectives. An external perspective was provided through a Strategic Consultation by a team from the Council of Graduate Schools. An internal perspective was provided through the formation of a twelve member Task Force named by President Reveley and Provost Neff.
Both reviews produced a report, including a list of recommendations for 1 year, 3 years and 5 years.
The CGS Strategic Consultation took place February 8-9, 2016 and was conducted by two external graduate deans Dr. Dennis Grady from Radford University and Dr. Amy McCandless from the College of Charleston, South Carolina. Both institutions are similar to Longwood in scope and size of graduate studies and both deans are experienced in their roles as well as conducing reviews. Their review included extensive research of documentation provided by Longwood and two days of interviewing a broad range of stakeholders.
An extensive internal review process began in Fall, 2015 with a request from graduate faculty fully supported by President Reveley and Provost Neff. The official charge was issued in December, 2015 and work took place throughout the spring 2016 semester. The Task Force worked on four topics as subgroups reviewing data, researching documentation, and collecting perspectives from multiple stakeholders.