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Academic Program Review

Self-study Guidelines

Assistance to units writing self-studies

The foundation of each program review is an analytical and evaluative self-study document prepared by the unit under review with the active involvement of faculty and staff who work in the unit.  The self-study process should cover all levels and types of education—undergraduate, graduate, professional, online and continuing.  Additionally, centers and institutes that are part of the unit under review must also be addressed by the self-study.  The self-study includes supporting material as needed in appendices, which can be placed on a disc or flash drive.  The unit is responsible for providing an electronic copy to the Office of Academic Planning and sufficient printed copies to be distributed to the provost’s office, the dean, the External Review Team and Program Review Panel liaison(s).

Schools and programs may require additional information or steps in the self-study process.  For example, the School of Medicine has written their own document detailing self-study preparation for SOM departments. Your school or program liaison will address additional information needs.  The Office of Institutional Research and the budget office can assist in collecting some of the base information. Please contact the Office of Academic Planning for a sample self-study guide.

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