Overview of Process
The review of a program is based on three overarching processes that are documented in the program’s self study report, assessment plan, and assessment reports. In general, the program review is every eight years. Therefore, the self study report is prepared every eight years, the assessment plan every four years, and the assessment report annually. Links are provided to give more detail on each of these reports.
Programs should begin the preparation of the self study report in the spring semester prior to the academic year of the review. Once completed, the self study report should be submitted to the academic dean and the APAP office.
The APAP office will solicit nominations for reviewers (internal and external) from the program. These reviewers will be vetted and approved through the APAP office and the Faculty Senate. Once finalized, the program will provide the reviewers with the self study.
After the review is complete, the reviewer will prepare a report, which is submitted to the APAP office. The APAP office will forward the report to the academic dean. The dean will prepare a response to the report in consultation with the program chair or director. The response will be submitted to the Provost and APAP.
A meeting will then take place between the provost, APAP, and the dean to discuss the report from the reviewers and the dean’s response. A final memo will be prepared by the Provost summarizing all aspects of the review. The outcome of the review is reported to the Office of the President, who in turn, forwards a report to the BOT and IBHE.