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Information on required academic program review for certificate programs.

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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.

All certificate programs are reviewed five years after implementation and every ten years thereafter, with the exception of certificate programs offered through the College of Letters and Science, which are reviewed every five years. 

The University Academic Planning Council (UAPC) is the governance body with responsibility for program review policy. Program review oversight is coordinated by the office of Academic Planning and Institutional Research (APIR) on behalf of the Provost.

The Office of the Provost maintains a program review schedule in partnership with school/college deans. The review is initiated and overseen by the school/college dean’s office. The program faculty have an obligation to participate in the review. 

For more information, refer to the Academic Program Review website, which includes the summary program review schedule and report. Also refer to the Full Guidelines for For-Certificates for details on certificate program review. 

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Keywords:assessment, program review, governance   Doc ID:36163
Owner:Karen M.Group:Courses and Academic Programs
Created:2013-12-19 15:09 CSTUpdated:2021-04-26 11:32 CST
Sites:Courses and Academic Programs
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