All undergraduate and graduate programs at Cleveland State University must undergo a comprehensive review process every five to seven years. Currently, the program review process entails a unitís self study, a review by three to four CSU faculty members from cognate disciplines and a review by an expert in the discipline from peer and aspirant institutions.
Taking advantage of the completion of a 5-year review period changes are being made to improve the process. In AY 2010-11, feedback was sought from all chairs who participated in the process. Additional feedback will be sought from the UCC, Graduate College, and college deans. National best practices and the procedures used by our sister schools are also being considered. Reviews being considered include a shorter timeline and a more clearly defined role of reviewers. The review schedule is also being modified so that a given program review will better coincide with the review of affiliated units and with its external accreditation review, If applicable.
Recommendations for revisions to the process will be presented to Faculty Senate for consideration during the spring 2012 semester. Pending faculty approval, implementation of changes, including a new review schedule, will begin during academic year 2012-2013.
Academic Planning will continue to update this page as documents are finalized. Please feel free to contact our office with any questions, or for updates; (687-4700, AC 220).