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5.0 PROGRAM REVIEW PROPOSAL

5.1 In consultation with the Division of Academic Affairs and the College Dean or appropriate administrator, the Chair of each program or Director of each unit undergoing a program review shall prepare a proposal that addresses program or unit performance, assessment of student learning outcomes, and additional relevant topics to be included in the self study.

5.2 The College Dean or appropriate administrator approves the proposal from the program or unit and forwards it to the Division of Academic Affairs.

All programs and units undergoing program review must write a proposal. The proposal is a brief (1-3 pages) document describing the major themes or topics to be addressed in the self-study written for the program review. The program or unit, in consultation with the Division of Academic Affairs and the college dean or appropriate administrator, develops the proposal as a basis for the self-study, in the spring semester prior to the self-study year.

In the proposal, the chair of a program or the director of a unit with national accreditation may request of the college dean or appropriate administrator that a self-study prepared for accreditation be accepted as satisfying the requirement for a self-study; that a visit by the accreditation body be accepted as satisfying the requirement for an external review; and that an accreditation report be accepted as satisfying the requirement for a University Program Review Committee report.

Each year, the appropriate administrator in the Office of the Provost may designate one or more major themes or topics to be addressed in all proposals and all self-studies. The appropriate administrator in the Office of the Provost will make the list of themes or topics known to all departments or units in the spring semester prior to the self-study year. A template for the Elements of the Self Study for Degree Granting Programs and for Academic Support Programs can be found at: http://www.csulb.edu/divisions/aa/grad_undergrad/senate/councils/prap/self_studies/.

The college dean or appropriate administrator may also designate additional themes or topics to be addressed by all proposals and all self-studies prepared in that college or unit. The dean or administrator will make the list of themes or topics known to all departments or units in the spring semester prior to the self-study year. The college dean or appropriate administrator may also designate specific themes to be addressed by individual self-studies prepared in that college or unit.

The program or unit may also propose additional themes or topics to be addressed in its self-study. The program or unit should make these topics or themes known to the college dean or appropriate administrator in the proposal for the self-study.


 

Section 5: Academic Program Review
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