The self-study provides an opportunity for program faculty to think in a focused and strategic way about the value and quality of the programs that are delivered.
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 Template is designed to guide program faculty in completing the self-study. To use the template, respond to the italicized directions at the beginning of each section giving careful attention to the bulleted questions below. Informational links are provided as track change comments and should be deleted on completion of the self-study. The self-study need not review the previous decade in detail; it should reflect on the recent past and the present as a context for approaches to strengthening the program. A completed self-study should be in the range of 15-25 pages not including appendices. See the Program Review Policies for more information.