Program Review Policies

As part of Maryville University’s commitment to excellent in teaching and learning and continuous improvement, it is necessary that all academic programs be reviewed on a regular and ongoing basis. A systematic program review process provides insight and information that can be useful in a variety a ways including the following:

The program review should provide information for the following groups: faculty, administrators, students and external accrediting bodies.

Programs (both undergraduate and graduate) that do not undergo external accreditation review, typically those within the College of Arts and Sciences, will undergo program review on a rotating schedule, at least every eight years. (NOTE: The University Assessment Manual provides the schedule of required accreditation visits for all programs which must be accredited by external bodies). It may be necessary that programs with enrollment concerns over a period of several years will be required to undertake a program review outside of the program’s regularly scheduled review timeline, whether accredited or not. The “trigger” for such program reviews may be generated by the dean, the faculty or the President’s Advisory Council.

It is recognized that program review will require both quantitative and qualitative data. In addition, the data must be gathered from a variety of sources. The program review process, both graduate or undergraduate, is as follows:

The Academic Program Review Template is available within the University Assessment Manual.