Academic Program Review

The purpose of academic program review is to examine, assess, and strengthen programs. The areas in which program quality are evaluated include, but are not limited to:

  • quality of educational programs, including an assessment of student outcomes,
  • quality of research, creative activity, or scholarly work,
  • quality of outreach activities and service to the University, the profession, and the community,
  • contribution or importance of the program to other campus programs, and
  • potential and future expectations for the program.

The review is intended to enhance the quality of a program and to assist in determining a program’s ability to respond to future challenges and opportunities; to evaluate strengths and weaknesses, and thus, determine future priorities; and to aid in shaping the program’s development plan.

APR Resources

Arizona Board of Regents Policy Manual | Academic Program Reviews
List of Peer Institutions for the University of Arizona
Association of American Universities | Member List
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)
Assessment Improvement Cycle Diagram
Assessment at UArizona | Learning Outcomes Assessment
WSCUC Key Indicators Dashboard