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 2012-2013 through 2016-2017.
Program Review Guidelines
The Program Review Handbook 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.
The documents below will assist in the planning for the External Review component of CMU's Program Review process: