Cleveland State University

Office of Academic Planning

Program Review Committee Roles and Responsibilities

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:

  1. A Program Review Report Cover Sheet (Appendix C)
  2. A five to seven page narrative report evaluating the self-study based on information assembled and synthesized through its committee deliberations. A key function of the report is to communicate a general evaluation of the program, which is based as much on experience and judgment of its committee members as it is on quantitative indicators. The external consultant report should also be taken into consideration.
  3. Rating Sheet for Program Review Committee (Appendix D)
  4. Undergraduate Executive Summary by Program Review Committee (Appendix E); the commendations, concerns, and recommendations from the Program Review Committee narrative report should be summarized into bullet point highlights or short sentences on this Appendix. The commendations, concerns, and recommendations from Appendix E will be pasted into the Implementation Agreement for discussion during the follow-up phase of Program Review.
  5. Graduate Executive Summary (where applicable) by Program Review Committee (Appendix F); the commendations, concerns, and recommendations from the Program Review Committee narrative report should be summarized into bullet point highlights or short sentences on this Appendix. The commendations, concerns, and recommendations from Appendix F will be pasted into the Implementation Agreement for discussion during the follow-up phase of Program Review.

Appendices to Accompany Committee Report

Return to Program Review website.
engaged learning
Mailing Address
Office of Academic Planning
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, AC220
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Parker Hannifin Admin. Center 220
2300 Euclid Avenue

Phone: 216.687.5324
FAX: 216.687.5372




This site contains files that require the free Adobe Reader to view.