Program Review

The program review process is comprised of 3 integrated components:

  • Strategic planning
  • Annual reviews
  •  Periodic extensive self-study and (external) reviews

In the periodic review, the program/unit determine how its strategic plan should be revised to ensure that it responds to the resulting recommendations and thus, ensures that quality improvements continue. This process occurs over a period of five years.

In the outline for the Program Review strategic plans, Section 3 focuses on outcomes assessment and asks the following:

Educational Outcomes for all the Unit’s Degree Programs (i.e., an Assessment Plan) [Source: Program Unit]

  • What are the expected educational outcomes for students who complete each of the unit’s degree programs (graduate and undergraduate)?
  • What are the expected educational outcomes for students who complete each of the unit’s classes in general education? 
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  • How does the unit assess the progress toward achieving these outcomes? (What techniques will be used?)
  • How are the assessment results used to improve the effectiveness of the unit’s instructional programs?