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.
IUP Procedures for Academic Program Review
IUP Program Review Timeline
Hallmarks of an Effective Self-Study
Writing Across the Curriculum FAQ
Selecting and Nominating External Evaluators
Best Practices for External Reviews
Program Review External Evaluator Site Visit Procedures
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, preparatory workshops for programs in the 2020–21 or 2021–22 review cohorts have been postponed to fall 2020. This will also allow us to simplify and streamline the review process now that The Pennsylvania State System no longer requires a statewide template for reviews.
A new faculty committee is being created this spring to help the Office of Academic Planning and Programs transform the five-year program review process at IUP. The goal of this structural overhaul will be to simplify data collection and reduce the administrative burden on faculty, while also enhancing shared governance by creating a university-wide faculty peer review committee, similar to that used by the Inspire expedited review process. Process updates and draft templates created by PROG will be posted here over the coming months.
Do you have a suggestion for how we can improve the program review process at IUP, either to make it more useful or less burdensome for our faculty? If so, please share it with Provost’s Associate Karen Rose Cercone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Geoscience (Undergraduate): This is an example of an annual report completed using IMPROVE (previously
Safety Sciences (graduate-master’s)