Five-Year Program Review
A 5-year program review is an opportunity to reflect on a program's effectiveness, its curricular offerings, faculty expertise, student learning and program outcomes, and the strengths and challenges facing the program. Further, it demonstrates the extent to which the program is fulfilling the mission and strategic goals of the institution.
Academic programs are required to complete a self-study as part of the 5-year program review process. Departments scheduled for 5-year reviews should have the self-study completed by October 15 of the academic year when it is due. The report should be submitted to the Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness/Dean of Academic Assessment for review by the Academic Assessment Committee. The process concludes when the departmental faculty meets with the Provost to discuss the self-study's findings and the program's goals.
Policies, processes, and procedures related to the 5-year program review may be found in the Academic Assessment Committee’s Handbook. The Program Review Self-Study Rubric used by AAC when reviewing the self-study reports is available here.
For programs that have specialized accreditors, the accreditation report typically replaces the self-study. However, the College may require the program to engage in additional analyses of data, particularly with respect to enrollment trends and economic forecasts. Copies of the program’s accreditation report(s) and annual updates should be submitted to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. Program faculty are expected to meet with the Provost to discuss the accreditation report, visiting team's report, program goals, and resource needs.
A 5-year program review schedule is established by the AAC and is appended to the AAC Handbook: 2020-2021.
Program Review Outline: 2020 - 2021
Program Review Outline: 2021 - 2022
Sample Program Reviews
Post-Professional Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy
Faculty Focus Group: Assessing the Program Review Process