Academic Program Review
Guidelines for Program Reviews
The program review process provides an opportunity to look at present practices, document accomplishments, and identify and improve shortcomings, thus enhancing the quality and effectiveness of the educational programs with achievement of planned goals and objectives, improved effectiveness of program(s), and alignment of program(s) and institutional goals.
The program review report should include but is not limited to the following:
(a) title page
(b) table of contents
(c) section and subsections of the criteria for program review given in the full document (see below), and
(d) appendices of support documents.
Each program is to be reviewed separately, e.g., AA, AS, BA, BS, MA, MS program review makes use of data from the previous five academic years. Each school/department, other than those that have specific discipline accreditation, is to complete a program review every five years.
Each program review is assessed by a peer review committee and commendations and recommendations are reported to the school/department and the vice president for academic administration. The school/department will have six weeks to clarify statements and/or respond to questions raised by its review committee.