Faculty should use the academic program review template to develop their programmatic self-study.
Key questions that should be addressed in a programmatic self-study include:
- How is effectiveness of this program defined?
- What data is or should be collected to demonstrate effectiveness? How is it analyzed?
- How will stakeholders (faculty, staff, current students, alumni, employers, community partners) be engaged to gather input on our program?
- How are we using data and stakeholder input to inform and strengthen the program?
- How is this program aligned with University and School mission and goals?
- Is this program compliant with professional and regional accrediting bodies?
- How will we organize an external review of our programs by professional peer reviewers?
Minimum data elements provided by the Office of Institutional Research include but are not limited to:
- Applicant pool and admission data
- Student population: cohort sizes (FTE and HC), length of program, graduation rates, employment rates
- Student and alumni survey results
- Course evaluations in aggregate
- Faculty list (FTE and HC): qualifications, courses taught, advising assignments, scholarly activity