Cleveland State University

Office of Academic Planning

External Consultants

The external consultant's role is to serve as a content expert in the discipline being reviewed. The other committee members look to the external consultant for information about current trends in the discipline and opportunities for external funding. They also count on the external consultant to provide the following key information:

  • how the program under review compares to programs in other universities that have a similar mission, demographic profile, and funding structure
  • a critique of how the program compares to others that have reached a higher level of excellence, i.e. aspirational peers

The external consultant provides a written report to the committee but is not a voting member of the committee.

One external consultant will be selected for units with programs without any external accreditation. Two external consultants will be selected for units with doctoral or other programs with sufficient diversity in their specialized offerings.

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Mailing Address
Office of Academic Planning
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, AC220
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Parker Hannifin Admin. Center 220
2300 Euclid Avenue

Phone: 216.687.5324
FAX: 216.687.5372

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