Program Reviews

The purpose of CLU’s Academic Program Review is to improve programs through a focused, in-depth self-study completed by faculty.  A Program Review is a continuous, collaborative process of gathering, interpreting, reflecting upon and using data to inform decision making and culminating in a Program Review Report.  

The Review documents evidence about the extent to which students are meeting learning outcomes.  A combination of CLU’s Mission, Strategic Plan, and Student Learning Outcomes inform the Program Review process.  The actual process of conducting the self-study has been seen by faculty as an invaluable process from which to learn about their program from many perspectives.

A report is written that documents the review of programs approximately once every seven years (see Schedule). A checklist is available to help with sequencing. A PowerPoint version of the sequence is also available.

In summary, the Program Review report:

  • Documents academic quality and the extent to which students are meeting learning outcomes;
  • Demonstrates educational effectiveness by assessing student learning outcomes;
  • Acknowledges program strengths; and
  • Seeks ways of further enhancing the quality of a program.

Proposing New Programs

Guiding Principles

The Program Review Guiding Principles guide the Review process.  A Program Review is intended to be:

  • Simple and meaningful;
  • Flexible, in order to serve the needs of small to large programs within the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, and School of Education; and
  • Collaborative, involving faculty, staff, administrators, and students. 

Schedule

Reviews of programs occur approximately once every seven years.  Past and current dates of reviews are found in the Academic Program Review Seven Year Schedule.  A schedule for upcoming program reviews beginning Fall 2016 is available. A checklist is available to help with sequencing.  A PowerPoint version of the sequence is also available.

History and Achievements

A history of program review processes is available.

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