Academic Program Review Committee Selection and Composition*
A program review committee generally consists of three or more faculty members selected by the dean or university official who charged the review. The dean or university official convening the review committee typically selects the chair of the committee.
Academic Planning and Institutional Research (APIR) has created a new Program Review KB Topic Library on its new APIR KnowledgeBase site. The content formerly housed on this KB has transitioned to the updated document(s). Please refer to this library for documents that provide an overview of program review, the step-by-step process for five- and ten-year reviews, program review templates (e.g., committee charge memo, self-study report, review committee report, etc.), select resources to support program review, and school/college and university program review contacts.
This new APIR KB site is replacing the former Courses and Academic Programs (aka, Vesta) site in a staged transition. (Note: The Lumen KB remains separate and active and is available from the Quick Link in the left navigation of the APIR KB site.) This new APIR KB will include documents related to academic program planning (degrees/majors, named options, certificates), courses, program review, and academic policy.
Review committee members should be external to the academic program being reviewed. This means they are not in the same department that houses the academic program and are not actively involved (e.g. teaching, executive committee, advising) in the academic program. For small schools and colleges, review committee members should be from outside the school or college. A majority of the review committee should be tenure track faculty. Academic staff, including CHS and clinical faculty, may be members of a review committee, but should not comprise the majority of a review committee. Graduate program review committees will include a GFEC member. The GFEC member may not chair the program review committee.