Are all program reviews up to date?
The question on the proposal form regarding program reviews in the home academic unit being up to date will be not be required if the program proposal is for a non-credit program type or if the change is less than 50% of the curriculum.
To assist units in responding to this question and staying current on the status of program reviews by program, Academic Planning and Institutional Research (APIR) created a Program Review Status Tracker. The tracker is a Google Sheet that is viewable by all users. Use the Status tab to search by School/College, Department, and/or Transcript Description to determine the program review status for a program.
If you are not sure what to do with the Lumen Programs question about program reviews being up to date, check "no" and make a note in the explanation box that you don't know if program reviews are up to date. Reviewers at a subsequent stage of the process will check, and potentially roll your proposal back or advance it depending on your program review status.
About program review.
By UW-Madison faculty policy, academic programs are required to be reviewed at least once in a ten-year period. New programs are reviewed at the five year mark after implementation. Details about program review, including policy and reports, are posted here: https://academicplanning.wisc.edu/academic-program-review/
By UAPC policy, all program reviews for academic programs associated with an academic unit are to be up to date before the department or academic unit can have additional proposals considered for approval (see Provost Mangelsdorf memo of March 2015
Year of first program review.
The year of the first program review is calculated to be 5 years after the first term of student enrollment. It is displayed as the end of an academic year. Example: First term of student enrollment = Fall 2020. Year of the first program review = 2025-26. Displayed year of first program review = 2026.