Undergraduate Program Review

Purpose

Undergraduate program review is an opportunity for programs without discipline specific accreditation or approval to engage in: 

  • Synthesis and evaluation of the degree to which the program meets intended operational and student learning outcomes;
  • Strategic planning to guide continuous improvement of the program;
  • Peer review to gather constructive feedback from the field regarding the quality of the program.

 

It is coordinated by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness every 7 years for programs without periodic, discipline specific accreditation or approval. New programs undergo program review in their 4th year in preparation for post-implementation review by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education and every 7 years thereafter. All programs that do not have periodic, discipline specific accreditation or approval are required to participate. The process generally takes about 12 months to complete; however, the maximum amount of time allotted to complete the self-study is three semesters (not including summer).