As an academic unit at Wayne State University, JYM participates in the cycle of internal and external review required of all academic programs.
In 2006-07 the Junior Year in Munich underwent a rigorous Academic Program Review to evaluate JYM from the standpoint of academic integrity as well as operational and administrative procedures. The Academic Program Review process consisted of an extensive Self-Study, an External Program Review Team, and an internal WSU Program Review Advisory Panel.
JYM's 131-page Self-Study was based on two documents: 1) the "Self-Study Guidelines for Departments/Programs" issued by the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, and 2) the "Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad" developed by The Forum on Education Abroad.
Members of the external and internal review teams were selected by the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Wayne State University (WSU), who asked both review teams to submit confidential reports of their findings to the Office of Academic Program Review. Both review teams praised the academic integrity of the program, and commended JYM for its innovative program options, excellent organization, dedication to student service, and commitment to integrating US students into German student life and culture.
The External Program Review Team consisted of
• Dr. Heidi Soneson, Program Director, Learning Abroad Center (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities)
• Professor Anton Kaes, Class of 1939 Professor of German & Film Studies, Department of German (University of California-Berkeley) university studies.
The WSU Program Review Advisory Panel consisted of
• Professor Barrett Watten, Department of English (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)
• Professor James M. Thomas, Department of Theatre (College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts)
The JYM Self-Study was submitted to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at WSU, and distributed to the external and internal review teams. The External Program Review Team visited the JYM program in Munich from Friday, July 6, 2007 to Monday, July 9, 2007, followed by a concluding day at Wayne State University in Detroit on Tuesday, July 10, 2007.
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