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:
- Comprehensive Program Review Timetable (updated 8-11-2014)
- Comprehensive Program Review Subcommittee
- Comprehensive Program Review Template (rev. 4/21/2014)
- USG Guidelines for Comprehensive Program Reviews
Purpose: Academic Program Review provides faculty and administrators with the opportunity to assess the relative values 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 at minimum once every five years.
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: Once a year, the Vice President for Academic Affairs meets with each School's Dean to select programs for review.