Template - Review Committee Charge Memo*
The review committee is appointed and convened by the dean or the university official who requested the review.
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.
Schools and colleges may create their own charge memos or they may use the Review Committee Charge Memo Template. To use the template, fill in [bracketed] information, save the text on school/college letterhead, and send it to the appointed review committee and the copy list indicated on the template. The dean will provide the review committee with a written charge that outlines the expectations of their work. Schools/colleges not using the template must include the following items in the review committee charge memo: A request that a review committee report be written and include the following: A summary of the activities of the review committee and materials reviewed An evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of the program Recommendations for future directions A list of the academic programs (majors, options, certificates) to be reviewed Naming of the chair of the committee A due date for submitting the review committee report to the dean's office A copy to Academic Planning and Institutional Research and the Graduate School (for graduate programs only) A link to the Advice for Program Review Committee Chairs KnowledgeBase document