A unit's academic program review process takes three years to complete. The first year is a planning year during which the academic unit constitutes a self study committee and identifies its chair, submits a list of potential external reviewers, and with assistance from the Office of Institutional Research, compiles the data required for the review. During the second year the unit prepares its self study and hosts external reviewers. The Academic Program Review (APR) committee (a sub-committee of the University Senate's Committee on Academic Programs) drafts its report based upon review of the self study and external reviewers' report. The Committee on Academic Programs reviews and approves the APR report. During the third year the academic unit prepares its action plan, which is reviewed and approved by the dean and the Provost.
The information needed for your unit to conduct APR is located under this tab, including the summary of tasks by year, the timeline (due dates for tasks), the self study report template, guidelines for selecting external reviewers, the dates of site visits, a mock schedule for site visits, guidelines for action plan development, and the Second Cycle Schedule.
The documents submitted by a unit currently undergoing review (the self study and appendix, unit head's letter, and dean's letter) may be found under the tab entitled: CURRENT REVIEWS. The documents submitted by units who have successfully completed academic program review, may be found under the tab entitled: COMPLETED REVIEWS. These documents are ID and Password protected. If you need the ID and password, please contact the Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone: 404-413-2578.