Cleveland State University

Office of Academic Planning


The self-study document is one of the most important elements in the Program Review process. It is both a description and an assessment of the program and is written by the program faculty. The document should reflect past accomplishments and future goals and provide a critical analysis of the program's performance since the time of last review. Data should be provided that will allow reviewers to examine the level of program success and to assess program needs and goals.

In addition, many improvements can be accomplished through careful planning and effective use of existing resources so be sure to provide solutions and recommendations that do not depend solely on the allocation of additional funds. Remember, too, that the self-study document will be reviewed by committee members and external consultants who are not members of your program and therefore may not be familiar with special terms and acronyms. Be clear and informative in your writing. More detailed information on the self-study can be obtained by following the links below.

In addition to the self-study document, each selected department or program shall compile a list of courses that carry a university general education nomination. A syllabus (plus other information where appropriate) for each course should be provided to UCC by October 30 to allow the UCC to decide whether the course will continue with the current nomination(s). Please refer to the General Education Nomination forms for the information required.

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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

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