The program faculty prepare a self-study according to the instructions in the charge memo. Use the Certificate Self Study Template when a certificate is being studied independent of other degree/majors or named options.
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.
The self-study provides an opportunity for program faculty to think in a focused and strategic way about the value and quality of the certificates that are delivered. The Certificate Self-Study Templateis designed to guide program faculty in completing a certificate self-study as part of a regular review cycle (10-year review) or in the review of a new certificate program (5-year review). To use the template, respond to the italicized directions in each section. A certificate self-study should be in the range of 10-15 pages, not including appendices.