Program Review Committee
Westmont College is committed to achieving academic excellence in higher education and has instituted a rigorous and on-going program review of its academic departments and auxiliary programs. To achieve that end, the College has:
- Required regular annual assessment reports from each area with 6 year comprehensive reviews
- Created a Dean of Curriculum & Educational Effectiveness position to oversee and encourage the process
- Created a Program Review Committee of Faculty and Administrators which meets regularly
- Placed Program Review at the highest level of Strategic Planning
Current Members for the 2011-12 Academic Year:
Dr. Tatiana Nazarenko – Dean of Curriculum and Educational Effectiveness
Dr. Nazarenko joined Westmont College as Dean of Curriculum and Educational Effectiveness in 2010. She chairs the Program Review and General Education Committees and works with all academic and co-curriculum departments on issues pertaining to curriculum development, outcome-based learning, and student-centered teaching, and assessment. She also serves on the Academic Senate, AS Review Committee, AS Resource Committee, and the College's Strategic Planning Committee.
Dr. Ray Rosentrater – Professor of Mathematics (Natural and Behavioral Sciences), on sabbatical until Fall 2013
Elected to a term ending in Spring 2013. Dr. Rosentrater has been a Westmont faculty member in the Mathematics/Computer Science department since 1980. He served as Associate Dean for Curriculum from 2002 to 2010 during which time he served as chair of the General Education Committee and the Academic Senate.
Dr. Brenda Smith – Professor of Psychology (Natural and Behavioral Sciences), replacement for Dr. Rosentrater
Dr. Andrew Mullen – Professor of Education (Social Sciences).
Elected to a term ending in Spring 2015.
Dr. Dinora Cardoso - Professor of Spanish (Humanities)
Elected to a term ending in Spring 2014. Dr. Dinora Cardoso joined the Modern Languages Faculty in 2008. She teaches a variety of Spanish language courses (SP001, SP003, SP004), Survey of Latin American Literature (SP103, SP104), Latin American Women Novelists (SP195, seminar), and The Magical World of Gabriel García Márquez (SP195, seminar). In addition, Dr. Cardoso has led international programs in Spain, Mexico, and Argentina.
Dr. Bill Wright – Associate Provost and Director of Institutional Research, WASC ALO
Bill Wright has served Westmont College in a number of capacities including Professor of Psychology and Registrar since 1980. Along with serving on the President's Executive Team he also directs Westmont's Off-Campus Programs. He has served as Westmont's WASC Association Liaison Officer since the Fall of 2006.
Tim Wilson – Associate Dean of Students
Tim Wilson has been with Westmont since 1980. Because of the nature of Westmont’s large residential campus and the integration of student life in the curriculum, his involvement is quite instrumental in the Program Review Committee.
Savannah Kelly – Instructional Librarian
Savannah Kelly joined Westmont College in August 2008 and is currently serving her first year as a member of the Program Review Committee. She teaches an interdisciplinary course, Research Across the Disciplines, and serves as a liaison to the Political Science, Psychology, Economics/Business and Communication Studies Departments. This year Savannah was accepted into the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Immersion Assessment Program in Nashville, TN.
Barbara Kennedy - Senior Administrative Assistant to Provost (recording secretary)
Barb Kennedy has worked in the Provost's Office since 2005. She has served both the Program Review Committee and the previous WASC Steering Committee in an adminisrative capacity.