Program Review

​​​Please Note: The New Program Review Guidelines were distributed to colleges and departments on June 27, 2019. Both the guidelines and 2020-2027 Program Review schedule are available at the links on the righthand side of this page. The new guidelines and schedule will be in effect starting in the 2020-21 academic year. No Program Reviews will be conducted in the 2019-20 academic year.

The primary purpose of program review is to improve academic programs through the processes of collecting evidence relative to quality, shared reflection regarding a program’s current status and future directions, and constructive feedback through peer and administrative review.

Purpose of Program Review
A process with a focus on ongoing program improvement, student learning outcomes,
and integration of academic reporting

Narratives, planning and decisions emerging out of the program review process are important commentaries on the quality of academic programs that are not duplicated elsewhere. Thus, it is appropriate for program review to be used as one very important piece of information about academic programs in the context of institutional planning.

Programs Scheduled for Review

The schedule linked here and to the right displays a list of those programs scheduled for review during academic years 2017-2018 through 2021-2022. 

Program Review Guidelines

The Program Review Process is linked here and to the right. This revision removes redundancy with other reporting requirements of chairs and program directors. The principle components of program review are shown in the table below.


External Review

The documents below will assist in the planning for the External Review component of CMU's Program Review process: