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Academic Program Review

The academic program review process is a comprehensive review of established degree programs that occurs every seven years and is overseen by the university's provost office. Program reviews provide an opportunity for faculty to examine how effectively their program is meeting its mission, goals, and outcomes. More information regarding the review process including timelines, guides, and other important information can be found on the academic program review website that can be accessed here.

Occurring along side APR (but separately) is a re-evaluation and update of program assessment plans where programs are required to update their assessment plans to meet the most up-to-date standards put forth by HLC and ABOR. Assessment plan approval is provided by UOEEE and occurs alongside APR, but it not a requirement for APR.


UOEEE is involved in two aspects during this time:

  1. Assessment Plan: Programs must  receive UOEEE approval of their assessment plan (through the assessment portal) during the APR process. This involves programs reviewing and if necessary revising their assessment plan to be used for the next seven years of assessment.
  2. Data Gathering: One part of the APR process, is a reflective essay on the last seven years of annual assessment. UOEEE can assist in this process by providing programs with their historical data and archived reports.

For instructions on how to access past reports and aggregated data within the program archives section of the portal, see the Program Archives section of the handbook or go to the 33:14 mark of the Assessment Portal Walkthrough video on the Canvas site.