Handbook and Template
Program Review Handbook
The Program Review Handbook is designed to provide information and processes for faculty, administrators, and external reviewers in order to guide and support academic program reviews. The Handbook is divided into three parts:
- Introduction. The introduction provides an overview of the Handbook, and the Program Review’s relationship to the University Mission, Strategic Goals, and Student Learning Outcomes;
- Program Reviews. Information is provided about the purpose of program reviews; guiding principles; the review process; the program report sections; external reviews; internal readers; post review procedures; and faculty comments.
- Assessment Design. This section reviews the Assessment System; Assessment Plan; Assessment forLearning; and the Assessment Symposium.
Reviews of programs occur approximately once every seven years (see Schedule).
Program Review Template
The Program Review Template provides an electronic shell to guide the writing of the report. The Templateoutlines the components of the Program Review Report to be populated by the faculty authors of the review. Refer to the Program Review Checklist to help with report writing. A PowerPoint version of the sequence is also available. A template report is also available for the Dean(s) and External Reviewer.
Department Chairs have given their permission to provide their Program Review Reports as examples to better enable faculty in the review process to complete their report. These examples are found in the Data Warehouse.