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In accordance with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors’ Policy 1986-04-A, all programs at IUP not holding specialized accreditation are required to conduct a full program review every five years. To assist programs in this process, IUP has developed Procedures for the Review of Academic Programs.

Programs should regularly check the Schedule of Program Reviews to find out when their next review will take place.

Program Review Workshop

Each March, the Provost’s Associate’s Office hosts a mandatory workshop for programs undergoing review in the upcoming academic year. The PowerPoint presentation and handouts utilized at the workshop are included below.

2015 Workshop PowerPoint Presentation: The presentation used to explain the program review process at the annual workshop. 

Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Matrix Sample: This chart includes examples of learning goals, program competencies, and methods and timing of outcome assessment.

Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Matrix: A blank worksheet programs can use to develop their learning goals and methods and timing of outcome assessment.

Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Worksheet: A blank worksheet programs can use to develop student learning outcomes and methods and timing of outcome assessment.

Program Learning Competency Worksheet: A blank worksheet programs can use to develop program competencies and methods and timing of outcome assessment.

Program Review Templates

To develop the program review, the review team should start by selecting the appropriate template from the two State System-designed templates below.

Academic Program Review Summary Form: This form should be selected and used for academic program reviews.

Academic and Student-Support Program Review Summary Form: This form should be selected and used by non-degree-granting units.

External Evaluator Documents

The following documents are to assist programs and external reviewers with the external review process.

External Evaluator Site Visit Process: This document outlines the responsibilities of the program with scheduling their external evaluator.

Best Practices for Outside Reviewers: This document provides recommendations to external reviewers on how to structure their review. It is the responsibility of the program to ensure the evaluator receives this document.

Program Review Samples

Asian Studies, 2015 (Undergraduate)

Criminology, 2013 (Undergraduate)

Criminology, 2012 (Graduate - Masters)

Criminology, 2012 (Graduate - Doctoral)

Philosophy, 2012 (Undergraduate)

Safety Sciences, 2015 (Graduate - Masters)

Student Affairs in Higher Education, 2012 (Graduate - Masters)

Annual Report Samples

Geoscience (Undergraduate): This is an example of an annual report completed using TracDat.

Safety Sciences (Graduate - Masters)

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