Some folks have already received this request via email, and the responses we have received so far have been so helpful that we want to solicit even more. If you have been involved in a ROPA visit in the past, please take a few moments to respond to the questions below.
As we head into our new round of ROPA visits for this pilot year, we have found that some confusion exists both within our office and at institutions regarding the purpose of the ROPA rejoinder and five-year plan. As we looked through your past submissions, we have found very different documents submitted that serve varied purposes, and some institutions chose not to submit them at all. To jog your memory, the rejoinder was the document that you (could have) submitted in response to your review team’s findings. This was not the same as “factual corrections”.
If you wouldn’t mind, we have a few questions below that would help us a great deal in our work to streamline the ROPA process. Responses can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- What do you (or your institution) see as the purpose of the ROPA rejoinder?
- Do you feel that the rejoinder relates to the five-year plan? If so, how? If not, why?
- Do you find the rejoinder and/or five-year plan to be helpful or useful in the ROPA process? You are welcome to suggest changes or specify things that work well about it.
Thanks for your help – we appreciate it and look forward to working more closely with all of you over the next few years.
Shannon and Nancy