Academic Program Review
University of West Georgia
Comprehensive Program Review is the key long term review of the quality, productivity, and viability of academic programs at the University of West Georgia.
Purpose: Comprehensive Program Review (CPR) serves as the catalyst for systematic and thoughtful evaluation of an academic program. It is distinctly different from annual assessments of student learning. CPR evaluates the long-term history and sets the long-term plans for an academic program.
Outcomes: It is expected that CPR is a resource neutral process. This analysis should focus on improving outcomes within existing resource constraints, rather than securing new resources. Resource requests are managed through the normal budget and planning processes.
Characteristics: This review focuses on three characteristics of an academic program: quality, viability, and productivity. These characteristics are defined by the department or college submitting the report.
Timing: Each academic program is reviewed at least once every seven years. Programs that do not measure well against the review characteristics (as determined by the Program Faculty, Department Chair, Dean, Senate, Provost, or President) are subject to review at least every 3 years.
Academic Program: All credentialed programs are included in the review cycle including certificates, minors in areas where there is no major, and coherent, identifiable areas of focus such as the core curriculum.
Content: Program reviews will conform to the same form and respond to the same questions. Reviews should use data from the period since the last review.
Process: All reviews should be prepared, reviewed, and receive a response within one academic year. The schedule follows:
- Departments will submit the review to the Dean’s office no later than December 1st of the review year
- Dean’s will submit their review to the Provost’s office no Later than February 1st of the review year
- The Provost’s office will coordinate the review by committees of the faculty senate (COGS and UAPC) which will be complete by April 1st of the review year.
- The Response from the Provosts office will be complete and the review posted to the institution’s web site no later than June 30th of the review year.
Docket: The review schedule is:
|College of Education: (Reports from the following 2 Departments: Leadership and Applied Instruction; Instructional Innovations and Foundations)||2010-2011|
|Richards College of Business||
|College of Humanities and School of Arts||2012-2013|
|College of Sciences and School of Nursing||2013-2014|
|College of Social Sciences||2014-2015|
|College of Education: (Reports from the following 2 Departments and Business Education: Early Learning and Childhood Education; Collaborative Support and Intervention; also Doctoral Programs)||2015-2016|
|Interdisciplinary Programs and the Core Curriculum||2016-2017|