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  • Department of

    Landscape Architecture

    Periodic Program Review

    Submitted January 2011

  • Self Study

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    LandscapeArchitecturalAccreditationBoard

    SELFEVALUATIONREPORT20022008

    Department of Landscape ArchitectureDepartmentofLandscapeArchitectureUniversityofKentucky

    CollegeofAgricultureLexington,Kentucky

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Page

    Self-Evaluation Report Information Sheet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

    1. History of the Program.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32. Response to Previous LAAB Review.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53. Current Strengths. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74. Current Weaknesses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85. Persons Who Participated in Preparing this Report. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

    1.0 Program Mission & Objectives.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

    1.1 Program Mission and Objectives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101.2 Relationship of Program to Institution.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121.3 Progress toward Attainment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151.4 Plans for Improvement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151.5 Program Disclosure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

    2.0 Governance & Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

    2.1 Administrative Organization. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172.2 Administration, Teaching and Research Staff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202.3 Policies and Procedures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202.4 Equal Opportunity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252.5 Faculty Number. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262.6 Previous and Present Faculty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272.7 Student/Faculty Ratio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272.8 Budget. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

    3.0 Professional Curriculum.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

    3.1 Curriculum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313.2 Typical Program of Study. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333.3 Educational Sequence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343.4 Assessment of Program Effectiveness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363.5 Advising. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363.6 Distinctive Instructional Procedures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373.7 Cooperation and Interaction with Allied Fields. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373.8 Distinctive Educational Opportunities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383A.0 Bachelor's Level. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383A.1 Coursework Outside the Professional Curriculum. . . . . . . . . . . . 413A.2 Possible Areas of Interest.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413A.3 Relationship of Professional and Outside Coursework.. . . . . . . . 42

  • 4.0 Faculty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

    4.1 Instructional Assignments.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 444.2 Program Policy on Teaching/Other Assignments. . . . . . . . . . . . . 444.3 Faculty Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454.4 Faculty Evaluation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 464.5 Visiting Lecturers/Critics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 474.6 Teaching Assistants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 484.7 Individual Teacher's Record. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

    5.0 Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

    5.1 Students Abilities to Apply Subject Matter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 675.2 Student Enrollment Summary.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 695.3 Student Participation.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 705.4 Student Advising.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 705.5 Requirements for Admission.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 715.6 Student Recruitment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

    6.0 Alumni . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

    6.1 Degrees Awarded. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 736.2 Record of Advanced Study. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 736.3 Employment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 746.4 Alumni Tracking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 746.5 Alumni Accomplishments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 756.6 Alumni Input. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

    7.0 Practitioners.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

    7.1 Practitioners Input.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 767.2 Local/Regional Practitioners. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 767.3 Allied and Other Disciplines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

    8.0 Relation to University and the Community.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

    10.1 Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7810.2 Communication and Public Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

    9.0 Facilities, Equipment and Information Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

    9.1 Compliance with ADA and Applicable Building.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 819.1.1 Space and Equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 829.2 Library and Other Information Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 879.3 Extent of Collection(s).. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 879.4 Acquisition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 889.5 Effective Use and Integration into Coursework.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 889.6 Maintenance and Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

    Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

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    UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKYSELF-EVALUATION REPORT

    For the Academic Years 2002-2008

    Institution University of Kentucky

    Program Undergraduate Landscape Architecture

    Degree Title Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture

    Chief Administrative Dr. Kumble R. Subbaswamy, ProvostOfficial of the University 105 Main Building

    University of KentuckyLexington, KY 40506859/257-2911

    Chief Administrative Dr. M. Scott Smith, DeanOfficial of the College College of Agriculture

    S125b Agriculture Science NorthUniversity of KentuckyLexington, KY 40546859/257-4772

    Chief Administrative Professor Horst Schach, ChairOfficial of the Program Department of Landscape Architecture

    S305 Agriculture Science BuildingUniversity of KentuckyLexington, KY 40546859/257-3485

    Report Submitted by Name/Date

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    kgoodletText BoxHorst Schach, Department Chair

    kgoodletText BoxOctober 2, 2008

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    1. HISTORY OF THE PROGRAM

    1969 A full-time Landscape Architect, Prof. Horst Schach, was hired toteach landscape design courses in response to growing pressurein Kentucky to expand in the landscape architecture area.

    1972-1973 A formal proposal for a degree program in Landscape Architecture(BSLA) was made by the College of Agriculture.

    1975 The program received an evaluation visit from Prof. Robert P.Nicholls, Chairman, ASLA Committee in the guidance of newprograms.

    1976 By action of the Board of Trustees, the Landscape ArchitectureProgram was approved and the Department of Horticulture wasdesignated as the Department of Horticulture and LandscapeArchitecture. Horst Schach is appointed Program Chairman.

    1978 Initial accreditation visit, resulting in initial two year accreditation.

    1980 Accreditation visit results in full accreditation.

    1980 A selective admission policy was approved by the Faculty Senate.

    1982 Major revision of curriculum - five year program, professionalnumbering series for courses, and +/- designation for gradingsystem instituted.

    1984 Accreditation visit results in five year accreditation.

    1989 Findings of the 1989 accreditation visit granted a three-yearprovisional status. The crit