Academic Program Review

The program review process is designed to strengthen the contributions of department to student learning, scholarly work, and the mission of the College. With the benefit of feedback from professional peers, departments set both short- and long-term priorities for improvement and disseminate their mission, accomplishments and future plans to others.

Academic Program Review Guidelines (PDF)
Information about the purposes, characteristics and procedures for an academic program review.

Academic Program Review Schedule (PDF)
Calendar of academic program review cycle.

Timeline and Checklist (PDF)
Basic overview of the major steps in planning for and carrying out an academic program review.

Selected Questions to Guide Academic Program Review (PDF)
Questions and topics to help departments think about the focus or topic of their program review.

Standard Data and Reporting Elements (PDF)
List of standard data and reporting elements to be provided to departments in support of program review.

Sample Visit Schedule (PDF)
Suggestions for setting the agenda for the external visit.

Relevant College-wide Documents
Links to the mission statement, Educational and Institutional Goals, faculty handbook and other documents frequently referenced in self-studies.

Intercollegiate Program Review Guidelines (PDF)

Intercollegiate Program Review Schedule (PDF)

Articles and Resources

Crowley, K. “Making the Most of External Reviews: Part 1” Inside Higher Ed, 1 May 2019

Crowley, K. “Making the Most of External Reviews: Part 2” Inside Higher Ed, 18 June 2019

Crowley, K. “Making the Most of External Reviews: Part 3” Inside Higher Ed, 29 August 2019

Eggleston, T. (2020, July). Program review and assessment for continuous improvement:
Asking the right questions. (Occasional Paper No. 48). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois
and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment.
Appendices for NILOA Occasional Paper 48 (Eggleston, 2020)