Process and Report
Program Review Process
The Program Review is intended to be a meaningful process. The overall expectation of our Program Review process is for faculty to be engaged in continuous, ongoing data collection about student performance, student competence, and program effectiveness. The process is characterized by the following elements:
- Use of Mission, Strategic Plan, University and Program Learning Outcomes to guide the Program Review. Learning Outcomes describe what the student will be able to perform, under what conditions, and the measurable results or product attained;
- Involvement of faculty with the CLU community of administrators, students, alumni, and employers;
- Assessment of educational effectiveness through a self-study of Program and individual courses;
- Use of multiple assessment methods; quantitative and qualitative data; and student learning outcomes data to document that students are learning what we say we’re teaching;
- Review and analysis of data to assess progress towards achievement of learning and to inform decision making;
- Informed recommendations and actions based on analysis;
- Yearly action plans for the next six years.
Program Review Report
A Program Review is a continuous, collaborative process that results in a Report. The Program Review Report provides evidence of program planning and our efforts to continuously improve. Data are continually reviewed and used to inform program improvement decisions on an annual basis. The accumulation of the annual decisions contributes to the Report written approximately every seven years (see Schedule).
CLU’s Program Review Report documents the review process and is organized into four sections followed byappendices with supporting documents:
- Program Foundation (Introduction, Mission Statements, Program Goals and Learning Outcomes);
- Assessment Design --
- Examples of Curriculum Maps
- Exercise Science Curriculum Map (Fall, 2014)
- History Dept. Curriculum Map (Spring, 2013)
- Music Dept. Curriculum Map (Spring, 2015)
Examples of plans to collect "Indicators of Student Achievement"
- Examples of Action Plans
- Financial Planning
- Examples of Curriculum Maps
- Data Collection and Analysis (Teaching and Learning, Program Data, Institutional Capacity for Quality); and
- Action Plans (External Review, Summary and Action Plans).
The Program Review process results in the writing of a report with these responsibilities:
- Program / department chair and faculty to prepare a report as described in this Program Review Handbook and using the Program Review Template.
- Director of Educational Effectiveness, Dean and Provost to review the report prior to the External Reviewers’ visit;
- External Reviewer to visit and provide a report;
- Faculty and Dean meet to review and provide a written response to the External Reviewer’s Report;
- Provost provides a written response to the reports from the faculty, External Reviewer, and Dean that indicates what University actions will be taken;
- Presentation of findings at the Annual Assessment Symposium (incorporated into CLU’s Professional Development Day).