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Comprehensive Program Review

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 - which are defined below.

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:

Docket: The review schedule is: