Founder and Chair
James is currently the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University and a Professor of Biomedical Engineering. He is responsible for coordinating the assessment activities of 11 engineering/computer science programs within eight departments.
Department chairs have a number of competing priorities for their time and attention, such as allocation of (limited) resources, scheduling classes, faculty hires and annual evaluation, fundraising and dealing with student concerns. It is hardly surprising that program assessment is often overlooked until a review is imminent, at which point a sense of mild panic […]