Study Abroad Assessment and Program Review

The College of Global Studies’ newly designed program review and assessment process, which has been modeled on the Middle States Accreditation Standards, took place in Spain in December 2011.

The Committee reviewed programing and services at the Arcadia Center for Catalan, Spanish and Mediterranean Studies in Barcelona; the Fundación José Ortega y Gasset in Toledo; and the Arcadia Center for Contemporary Studies in Spain, located in Granada. Members of the Review Committee are photographed in front of the Alhambra in Granada.

The College of Global Studies’ Spain Program Review Team

The College of Global Studies’ Spain Program Review Team.

Bottom row:
Dr. Jeanne Buckley, Director of Instructional Technology and Library Research, Global Information Services, Arcadia University; Ms. Cristina Ortiz Ortiz, Assistant Director, Granada & Toledo, The College of Global Studies, Arcadia University; Dr. Wayne A. Morra, Professor and Chair, Business Health Administration and Economics, Arcadia University; Mr. David L. Rudd, Director, Center for Research and Assessment, The College of Global Studies, Arcadia University.

Top row:
Ms. Triana Martinez, Housing Coordinator/Administrative Assistant, Spain, The College of Global Studies, Arcadia University; Ms. Marne T. Ausec, Director, Center for Global Engagement, Kenyon College; Dr. Jaume Gelabert, Academic Director for Spain and Cuba Programs, The College of Global Studies, Arcadia University; Prof. Jack Zerbe, Director of Study Abroad and Professor of Theatre Studies, Guilford College; Ms. Lynn C. Anderson, Dean of International Education, Director of the International Center, University of California at San Diego; Ms. Colleen Burke, Chief Operating Officer, The College of Global Studies, Arcadia University; Dr. John Noakes, Associate Provost/Associate Professor of Sociology, Academic Improvement and Institutional Effectiveness, Arcadia University; Prof. Dennis Dutschke, Academic Dean, The College of Global Studies, Arcadia University.

Program Review

Two contrasting countries with a significant program presence, Spain and Scotland, were selected for initial testing of the effectiveness of the Arcadia Atlas™ model and to demonstrate its practical implementation. A full program review schedule is now in place, with three completed to-date:

Contact Information

David Rudd

David L. Rudd
Director of Research
and Assessment
(215) 517-2522
Ruddd@arcadia.edu
"We are approaching this from very, very different landscapes. Nevertheless, the goals of assessment, I think for most of us, are the same. And the challenges for most of us are extraordinarily complex."

Lorna Stern
Associate Vice President, Director of Strategic Development