Draft (Oct. 2012)
The Office-campus Review and Assessment Committee (ORAC) was created to provide a strategic avenue for faculty to raise the standard and improve the scope, reach, and quality of our off-campus academic programs. This committee provides a community for the support, guidance, and mentoring of faculty of national and international programs.
The committee is composed primarily of program directors of off-campus programs, a Global Health Institute (GHI) representative, the Director of Educational Effectiveness, and others with experience or expertise in off-campus programs.
The tasks and responsibilities of ORAC are:
- Engage in strategic planning for international and national programs including the following:
- Initiate systems thinking for national and international programs
- Including needs assessment
- Field Stations
- A San Bernardino campus
- A Murrieta campus
- Forming educational partnerships with sister institutions
- Recommend approval of off-campus programs, policies, and off-campus issues to the University Academic Affairs Committee (UAAC)
- Update and disseminate best practices for off-campus programs at Loma Linda University
- Assist the Program Review Committee with off-campus program review
Our relationship to other entities on campus:
- EEC - ORAC is a subcommittee of the Educational Effectiveness Committee (EEC)
- DLC and L&T - Collaborate with the Distance Learning Committee and the Learning & Technology Committee when appropriate
- GHI - Global Health Institute has a representative on ORAC for the purpose of maintaining a linkage between the two entities that have related by separate missions. Approval for university academic global involvement will be recommended by ORAC through the regular university process.
- Program Review Committee - Assist with off-campus program review, via the best practices and the off-campus program rubric, to ensure the best practices are being followed and students get the "Loma Linda University" experience'.
- UAAC - ORAC recommends approval of off-campus programs, policies, and off-campus issues to the University Academic Affairs Committee (UAAC).