Literary Arts

Department’s Review Process


After each of your first three semesters, you will be given a Course Performance Evaluation form. You will be asked to self-evaluate your performance in the workshop. Once you have returned the form to the department office, your workshop instructor will write an evaluation of your work. You will receive a copy, and a copy will go into your file.

Evaluations deal with any aspect of your work—for instance, your workshop participation—but will likely focus largely on your writing.

Each spring, the faculty will meet to evaluate all first-year students. In this meeting, faculty will discuss each student’s progress. Should any concerns emerge, the chair will arrange a meeting with the particular student to discuss a course of action, and if needed, will report this to the Graduate School.

If your standing in the department becomes unsatisfactory, you will notified of this, by the chair, in writing.