Academic Program Review


Academic Design

This book describes the design process used in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to evaluate academic programs and priorities based on the unique needs of individual institutions. The conclusion offers information on how to prepare your academic design plan.

Academic Planning Assessment

From launching new degree programs to assessing learning outcomes, academic planning happens every day—even if it’s not in a documented academic plan. Use this assessment to determine how robust academic planning is at your institution . . . and identify areas for improvement.
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Academic Program Review Guidelines

A helpful introduction to academic program review, with suggestive guidelines for programs undertaking a review or interpreting its results.
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Academic Program Review Schedule

A matrix showing the academic program review schedule for each of the college’s academic departments.
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Academic Program Review Template 2018–2019

Worksheet for performing academic program review.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

American University of Beirut’s Meta-Assessment Framework

In a higher education setting, it is important to evaluate assessment processes, establish clear expectations, and efficiently make decisions. Doing so will support program and unit outcomes and periodic program and unit reviews, aligning with the institution’s strategic plan and optimizing budget allocation.
Conference Recordings

Critical Concepts and Trends in Assessment, Accreditation, and Program Review

This session will help you define assessment-related terms (i.e. goals, outcomes, objectives, standards, etc.) and will provide an overview of assessment and accreditation trends that could impact your institution.
Conference Recordings

Developing Shared Metrics to Guide Multi-level Institutional Planning

This session will focus on the development and use of consistent metrics through the program review process and other key university processes to support integrated planning at the department, school, and university levels.
Webinar Recordings

From Academic Program Decisions to Results

The decision-making process is only the beginning—how do you build a robust program portfolio in a way that ensures educational quality, financial sustainability, and meets the needs of your students? We will provide real-world examples of ways to effectively build quality online programs and courses that improve student access and retention, including performance metrics and faculty engagement.

This is part three of a three-part program series, “Integrated Planning to Build a Thriving Academic Program Portfolio.”

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Instructional Economics

All program decisions have financial consequences—and some may surprise you. We will share a methodology for analyzing instructional economics and strategies for incorporating this data into the program decision-making process for long-term financial health.

This is part two of a three-part program series, “Integrated Planning to Build a Thriving Academic Program Portfolio.”

Planning for Higher Education Journal

Planning and Academic Program Review

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Preparing for Academic Program Review

A list of links out to resources for academic program review.
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Selected Questions for Academic Program Review

Questions intended to spark discussion amidst teams undertaking program review.
Conference Recordings

Strategic Resource Allocation

This session will focus on a proven process for fairly and holistically evaluating all current academic programs and support functions to assess their value and contribution to institutional success.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Survival of the Financially Fittest

Leaders must look closely at financial trends that may reveal signs of trouble—in the short or immediate term—and have the courage to act to address them.
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Ten for One

The research university’s 2023 strategic plan.
Webinar Recordings

The Provost Bookshelf: Start, Stop, or Grow?

Author, and founder of Gray Associates, Robert Gray Atkins joins us for a conversation about his book Start, Stop, or Grow?: A Data-informed Approach To Academic Program Evaluation And Management.
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The Tuskegee Trajectory

The university’s strategic plan details five broad goals with supporting strategies and measures for success. Focus centers on student success and leveraging technology for the 21st-century learning experience.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Transform the Program Strategy, Transform the College

An effective program strategy improves both student access and success while helping the college be more nimble in meeting emerging labor market needs.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Transforming Data into Meaningful Information

Leaders in two different accreditation regions share best practices and lessons learned from their integrated planning evolution and its impact on operational efficiency and student learning.