Orientation and Choosing a Committee Chair
The Program Review Committee members elect the Committee Chair who will be responsible for convening meetings and overseeing the review process. The Vice Provost (PAIRM) will host an orientation for the committee members [more text here].
Conducting a Review
The Program Review Committee will carefully examine the self-study document and review it for accuracy, reliability and validity. The committee will focus its work to allow findings to be developed to address various review criteria. Commonly addressed review criteria include elements such as program quality, need, demand, delivery, and cost. The committee assesses the extent to which a department is meeting its objectives, which activities affect its programs, what the program looks like from a variety of perspectives, and the extent to which it is effective.
The work of this committee adds to the institutional knowledge of a department by complementing and extending the information found in a self-study. The committee also provides formative and summative evaluation leading to growth and change in each program.
In addition, the Program Review Committee will coordinate site-visits for external consultants (usually one and half to two days). In preparing schedules for site-visits, the committee works in consultation with chairs/directors to schedule meetings with members of administration, program faculty, students, and advisory groups. The Vice Provost (PAIRM) provides funding and logistical support for inviting reviewers to campus.
The Program Review Committee Report
The work of Program Review Committee concludes with the submission to Vice Provost (PAIRM) of its report consisting of the following: