Academic  Program Reviews

         Academic Program Reviews 

  • Purpose of Academic Programs Reviews:
  • Academic program reviews provide each academic unit with the opportunity to examine its strengths, weaknesses, and strategic goals in all aspects of its academic affairs.
  • Academic program reviews are important in UA’s efforts to satisfy UAS (Board Rule 504) requirements.
  • Academic departments and their programs included in Academic Program Reviews:
    • All academic departments in the following colleges/schools will be reviewed:
    • Arts and Sciences
    • Capstone College of Nursing
    • Communication and Information Sciences
    • Community Health Sciences
    • Culverhouse College of Business
    • Education
    • Engineering
    • Graduate School
    • Honors College
    • Human Environmental Sciences
    • School of Law
    • Social Work
  • Cycle of APR:
    • Every eight years
  • Duration of APR:
    • Academic program reviews will be a one-year process, with most of self-study and review completed in either fall or spring.
  • Data used for APR:
    • OIRA data will be used for the departments to draft their self-study report.
  • Academic Program Reviews and academic department annual reviews
    • Strategic action plans developed during academic program review are expected to be reviewed annually as part of the department annual review. A third year follow up will be completed to assess the progress of the strategic action plans of the department.

          The Review Process                                                  APR Council and Team

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Schedule of APR                                             Current APRC Memberships