Template - Final Summary of Review*

The dean prepares a final summary of the review. This summary identifies program strengths and recommendations for improvement or any requirements for follow-up reports that the dean may choose to make to the program.

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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 Final Summary of Review memos or they may use the Final Summary of Review template. To use the template, fill in [bracketed] information, save the text on school/college letterhead, and send it to the provost and the copy list indicated on the template.


Schools/colleges not using the template must include the following items in the Final Summary of Review memo:

  • a list of the academic programs (majors, options, certificates) reviewed
  • a summary of the review committee’s findings including an evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses for each program
  • recommendations for future directions
  • attachments
    • the review committee report
    • program response (if any)
    • updated implementation forms for any certificate programs reviewed
  • copy to Academic Planning and Institutional Research
  • copy to the Graduate School (graduate programs only)




Keywords:program review, dean   Doc ID:36061
Owner:Karen M.Group:Courses and Academic Programs
Created:2013-12-16 21:05 CDTUpdated:2020-02-04 12:01 CDT
Sites:Courses and Academic Programs
CleanURL:https://kb.wisc.edu/vesta/template-final-summary-of-review
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