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 review resources:
- Program Review Timetable
- Program Review Subcommittee
- 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.