Program Review Checklist
Fall Semester (Semester 1)
__ Members of the program faculty submit program review team recommendations to Dean.
__ Members of the program faculty begin work on self-study.
__ Dean advises program faculty of the final program review team.
__ Program Review Team participation is confirmed.
__ Program review calendar is developed and shared with review team.
Provide a copy of the following documents to the Dean and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness:
__ Completed self-study document,
__ A 3–5 page executive summary,
__ Any other relevant documents.
__ Academic Dean completes review of self-study documents and notifies program faculty of document status.
__ Office of Institutional Effectiveness provides feedback on self-study document and creates a Program Review page for the program to which site visit team members can be directed for site visit documents.
Spring Semester (Semester 2)
By January 30
Academic Dean and Chair contact the approved Program Review Team members:
__ Participation confirmed
__ Site visit dates and travel arrangements confirmed
__ Self-study materials distributed (electronically)
__ Review team members are provided with an orientation to their role and responsibilities.
By March 30
__ Evaluation team receives and reviews program review materials.
__ On-campus visit is completed.
__ Evaluation team evaluates the program.
By April 15
__ Evaluation team completes and submits their report.
__ Report is distributed to program faculty, copy to Academic Dean.
__ 2 – 3 page program faculty response to the Evaluation Team Report, submitted to Academic Dean. This must include an ‘action plan’ for any identified learning outcome/assessment/evidence shortcomings.
__ Dean should also receive copies of the Evaluation Team report if not already delivered.
By May 15
__ Dean’s 1 – 2 page response is prepared and forwarded to the Program Faculty
Submit copies of all documents - visiting team report, faculty response, dean response - to
Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
By August 1
The following documents should be finalized and updated to the program review website (OIE responsibility):
__ 3 – 5 page executive summary of the self-study
__ Program Review Evaluation Team Report
__ Program Faculty response
__ Dean’s response
Fall Semester, following year (Semester 3)
By October 30
Program Review Standing Committee meets:
__ Program director or department chair, with their Dean, provides a brief overview of the review,
__ Standing committee presents questions and asks for any needed clarifications,
__ The committee as a whole selects from the following recommendations:
1) an exceptional program with no problems that need to be addressed,
2) a strong program with a few issues that need to be addressed,
3) a program with meaningful problems that must be addressed,
4) a program with considerable challenges that may need to be addressed before the program review process is concluded.
Institutional response is written:
__ Provost identifies the need for any interim reports and indicates the anticipated date of the next program review.
__ Institutional response is forwarded to Program Faculty and Academic Dean
By December 15
__ A summary document, following the Board of Regent's guidelines, is completed for each program review (responsibility of OIE)
By December 30
__ Provost completes a summary document (inclusive of all completed program reviews and institutional responses) which is sent to the WSU Board of Trustees and the Utah Board of Regents.