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The Graduate School contributes to the strength of the University’s educational and research missions by conducting quality assessment of proposed and continuing educational programs at the graduate level, as well as of continuing educational programs at the undergraduate level.

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About Program Reviews

Academic Program Reviews are mandated by state law and conducted at 10-year intervals according to University policy at 10-year intervals. Reviews may be conducted at shorter intervals when deemed appropriate. The following list outlines the three categories of program reviews:

  • Full reviews include peer review of all undergraduate and graduate programs as well as Graduate Certificate programs within the specific unit, unless otherwise specified.
  • An interim report is defined as any formal report back to the Graduate School Council in response to a prior program review.
  • A 5-year review is defined as a limited review of a graduate degree or graduate certificate program, held five years after approval by the Board of Regents.

Central Documents

Central documents archived for full reviews are:

  1. Program Self-Study Report (Appendices excluded)
  2. GPSS Report (where available)
  3. Review Committee Report
  4. Program Response to Review Committee Report, and
  5.  Final Recommendations

Central documents archived for 5-year reviews are:

  1. 5-year Report
  2. Final Recommendations

Central documents archived for interim reports are:

  1. Interim Report
  2. Final Recommendations