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Section Five - Academic Program Review

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9.0 UNIVERSITY PROGRAM REVIEW COMMITTEE REPORT

9.1 The University Program Review Committee shall prepare a final report.
The University Program Review Committee's report is a document that analyzes information, evaluates findings, and makes recommendations for future actions. The report of any external reviewers and/or accreditation visitors will be taken into account when preparing this report. For programs or units with nationally recognized accreditation, the program chair or unit director may request that the report from the accreditation body be accepted as fulfilling this purpose.

The chair of the University Program Review Committee coordinates the writing of the final report. The committee chair solicits or reviews input from all participants in the review, including from external and/or accreditation reviewers. The chair should share a draft of the final report with the program or unit under review for the purpose of allowing comments on the draft before it is finalized. The program or unit under review will have 15 working days to respond. Any comments not incorporated into the final report should be appended.

The report should address the major themes or topics covered in the self-study, including:

  1. an evaluation of the program or unit goals for student learning outcomes;
  2. an evaluation of the program or unit assessment of student attainment of these goals;
  3. an evaluation of the use of assessment data by the program or unit to make improvements.
  4. additional topics or themes identified by the Division of Academic Affairs, college, program, or unit in the proposal

The final section of the report should identify best practices employed by the program or unit. Recommendations to be incorporated into the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) should also appear in the concluding section of the report.

9.1.1 The Chair of the University Program Review Committee will send draft copies of the Committee's report to the program Chair or unit Director for comments and to the College Dean or appropriate administrator for comments and/or recommendations; comments and/or recommendations must be returned to the Committee Chair within 15 working days.

9.1.2 After the comment period, the Chair and other members of the University Program Review Committee will present the report (and any comments) to the Program Assessment and Review Council in a regularly scheduled meeting. The College Dean or appropriate administrator and the program Chair or unit Director will be invited to attend and to participate in the meeting.

9.1.3 After the presentation, the Chair of the University Program Review Committee will finalize the report within five (5) working days and send the final report to the program Chair or unit Director, the College Dean or appropriate administrator, the Division of Academic Affairs, the office of the Academic Senate, and the University Archives.

9.2 At the end of each academic year, the Chair of the Program Assessment and Review Council will prepare a summary of all program reviews completed during the year and forward it to the Division of Academic Affairs.


 

Section 5: Academic Program Review
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