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3.0 FREQUENCY OF PROGRAM REVIEW

3.1 Degree-granting Programs or Academic Support Units with Accreditation: Normally, the cycle of program review for degree programs or academic support units with nationally recognized accreditation will coincide with the accreditation period but not to exceed ten (10) years.

3.2 Degree-granting Programs and Academic Support Units without Accreditation: Normally, the cycle of program review for degree-granting programs and academic support units without nationally recognized accreditation will occur once every seven (7) years.

3.3 When circumstances warrant, the frequency of review may be extended or reduced by the Division of Academic Affairs in consultation with the College Dean or appropriate administrator and the Chair of the Program Assessment and Review Council of the Academic Senate.

Program reviews should occur not less than once every seven years (unless the program is accredited); however, they may occur more frequently. For accredited programs, the frequency should coincide with the accreditation cycle, but not to exceed ten years. If circumstances warrant, for example, if an academic department gains or loses accreditation for its degree program(s), the frequency of program review may be extended or reduced by the Division of Academic Affairs in consultation with the college dean or appropriate administrator and the Chair of the Program Assessment and Review Council of the Academic Senate.

The intent is for all degree programs within an academic department, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, to be reviewed at the same time, unless the program requests otherwise and the college dean approves the request. Both accredited and non-accredited degree programs within an academic department may be reviewed at the same time, unless the program requests otherwise and the college dean approves the request.
All requests for adjustments to the frequency of program review should be initiated by the program or unit and addressed to the college dean or appropriate administrator. If the dean or administrator approves, the request should be forwarded to the Division of Academic Affairs, which will consult with the chair of the Program Assessment and Review Council of the academic senate, and render a final decision.


 

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