All academic and some nonacademic programs undergo review, as mandated by PASSHE, on a five-year cycle. Generally an entire academic department will be reviewed, including all of its programs. One focus of that review are the student learning assessment plans for each program. Program review involves a department/program self-study as well as review by the dean and, if appropriate, the graduate dean, and an external reviewer. At the end of the process, recommendations and an action plan are negotiated for all department goals, which may include recommendations for improving the program and general education assessment processes. For additional information on the program review processcontact Eleanor Shevlin,
program review chair.