Program review provides an opportunity for the institution to use a data-driven process to review academic programs and to reflect on what the faculty would like to achieve in the next year.
Program Reviews consist of four stages: a plan, a review process, a report where action items for the year are expressed, and a follow-up on actions taken as a result of the review. The program review process also provides an opportunity to document progress towards achieving assurance of learning. Assurance of Learning helps the institution answer the question “How do we know our students are learning?” The University Assurance of Learning Committee oversees the Program Review Process.
Program reviews are evidence-based using data to inform and validate achievements as well as identify areas for improvement and growth. They serve as a reminder to ensure course syllabi are current, the assessment of learning outcomes is conducted and results used to increase course quality, the program continues to meet the needs of any professional accreditation, and areas of concern about the program are identified.
Finally, program reviews meet the requirements and expectations of the Ohio Board of Regents (OBR) and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).