Academic Program Review

Academic Program Review

Academic Program Review is the systemic and cyclical assessment of academic programs. The process features these main steps including:

  • A departmental self-study
  • Review by an internal review committee
  • An external program review
  • An evaluation of the two studies and the creation of an action plan for improvement

The purpose of the Academic Program Review is for academic programs and departments to analyze and reflect on their teaching, learning, scholarly activities and create a plan for improvement. The Self-Study Report includes

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Faculty/Department Profile
  • Program Profile
  • Student Profile & Performance
  • Student Learning Assessment
  • Resources, Organization, & Management
  • Future Outlook
  • Conclusions and Recommendations

Academic Program Review Process

The diagram below illustrates the program review process. The entire process typically encompasses one academic year.


Program Review Schedule

Review Year Program(s)
2021-2022 Biology, Environmental Science, English Liberal Arts, French, Spanish
2022-2023 Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, Management, Music, Visual Arts, Library*
2023-2024 Chemistry, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Engineering Science, Physics, Nursing, Mass Communications
2024-2025 Sociology, Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Mathematics, Math General Education, Math Learning Center*
2025-2026 Writing Proficiency Program, Basic Writing Program, Composition Program, Writing and Reading Center*, Psychology, Human Services, BHS-Flex
2026-2027 History, Pan-Africana Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Health Science
2027-2028 MED Early Childhood, MED Early Childhood/Special Education, MED Educational Leadership, MBA, MA Human Services

* Due to these unit’s responsibilities, the Review and Self-Study will be revised, as appropriate.