As the purpose of program review is many fold, it also has multiple audiences and will be made publicly available. Currently a website is being constructed to house the Program Review documents and the feedback gathered during each review.
There are two program review documents; one has an academic focus and the other has a learning support focus. These documents are not static and will change and are adaptable to the needs of the individual program. Any and all feedback can be submitted to the Associate Dean of Curriculum and Assessment or the Assessment Coordinator.
Program Review Evaluation Process
Once a program review document has been created, it will go through a review process. This review process will provide multiple opportunities for feedback.
First, the program review document will be evaluated by the appropriate dean. The dean’s role is to evaluate the document as a whole for any areas that could be improved and to assent he/ or she agrees with the information presented. If the dean wishes to have changes made, the dean and program will do so in collaboration. Once the dean approves of the document, he or she will give it to the assessment coordinator.
Second, the assessment coordinator brings the program review document to the Assessment Committee. The Assessment Committee will break into sub-groups dependent on the number of program review documents submitted. Each group will evaluate the document with the “Program Review Checklist” and review the document for any grammatical issues that may be present. Once the checklist and grammatical edit has been completed, these will be returned to the dean to share with the program. After the dean and program have reviewed the checklist and made any necessary changes, the dean will submit the program review document to the Provost for evaluation.
The Provost will evaluate the program’s action plan and budget requests to ensure alignment throughout the Academic Affairs division. If the Provost wishes to have changes made, the Provost and the dean will do so in collaboration. Once the Provost approves of the document, he or she will submit the program review document to the Executive Council for strategic planning and budget consideration. The Provost will also notify the Assessment Coordinator of the approval, and the Assessment Coordinator will post the approved program review document on the website along with any correlating feedback.