The Presidential Visiting Committees will serve as advisory bodies for the U of A’s President, Provost, and senior academic administration (including department chairs, deans, and vice-presidents). Each committee will assess, advise and offer perspectives regarding each faculty’s academic programming, research, and creative activities. Each committee will:
- Evaluate the quality and productivity of a Faculty’s academic programs placing an emphasis on research, graduate student and post-doctoral trainee outcomes in realizing the aims of the university as set out in the University’s current vision document and academic plan;
- Assess the Faculty’s standing nationally and internationally in comparison to peer institutions;
- Contribute new ideas and identify new strategies to maintain or improve quality and quantity of achievement;
- Stimulate continuous planning, self-assessment, innovation, risk-taking, and “adaptive evolution” in alignment with the institutional vision and goals.