Program review represents Chapman's commitment to excellence in academic programs through cyclical review by external expert reviewers of educational effectiveness. Program review also provides an opportunity for each program to reflect on its contribution to the university and its strategic plan. The results of program review guide institutional planning, budgeting and decision-making.
Goals of Program Review
- Improve student learning
- Assess program quality and currency
- Reflect on the alignment of program goals and learning outcomes with institutional mission and strategic initiatives
- Provide data and evidence to support institutional planning, budgeting and decision-making
The program review process includes data collection, analysis and review by the department/school, a written self-study from the department/school, a site visit and report by an external review team, an advisory report from the faculty's Assessment Committee, Long Range Planning Council and Academic Council (undergraduate) or Graduate Studies Council (graduate) and culminates with a response from the Office of the Chancellor. The Chancellor's response calls for appropriate actions taken based on the final report and recommendations as concluded in the program review process.
Faculty, chairs and deans may use this website to find information on program review guidelines and schedules, the program review self-study report and appendix, external reviewers and the program review site visit, links to helpful resources, and whom to contact for assistance.