Academic Program Review
The offices of Academic Affairs and Institutional Research conduct Comprehensive Program Reviews of academic degree and certificate programs every five years. Below are some Program Peview resources:
- Academic Program Review Timetable (updated 1/30/2015)
- Academic Program Review Subcommittee (under development)
- Academic Program Review Template (1/30/2015)
- USG Guidelines for Academic Program Reviews
Purpose: Academic Program Review provides faculty and administrators with the opportunity to assess the relative value of academic programs in terms of viability, productivity and quality.
Characteristics: The Review focuses on assessing Program goals and student learning outcomes, evaluating measures of effectiveness and Program-level outcomes, appraising the use of assessment results for Program improvement, reviewing the Program's curriculum, identifying Program strengths and weaknesses and forming recommendations for follow-up and/or action plans.
Timing: Each program is reviewed once every five years at a minimum.
Academic Program: All Bachelor degrees, Associate degrees, and Certificate programs are included in the review cycle.
Content: Each Program Review will adhere in style, form and content to the standard set by the Offices of Academic Affairs and Institutional Research and Planning.
Process: The Vice President for Academic Affairs meets annually with the Dean of each School to select programs for review.