The Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness oversees the academic program review process. Both the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents require periodic and systematic assessment and use of assessment results to improve institutional effectiveness. Academic program review is linked directly to strategic planning and budget allocation decisions.
An academic unit, including any center or institute, is required to undergo review at least every seven years. The Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness prepares the review calendar for each cycle of academic program review. This calendar specifies which academic units will undergo review in each year of the 7-year cycle. The review calendar is approved by the University Senate's Committee on Academic Programs.