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Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Program Review

In accordance with Board of Governors regulation 8.015 Academic Program Review, each academic degree program will undergo an Academic Program Review at least once every seven years from the date of the preceding review or from the implementation date of the new academic program. This review will serve to evaluate the academic and administrative quality and productivity of academic programs. The outcome of the process is to provide information such as program strengths, strategic value, areas to be strengthened, and future opportunities. This information will provide input for knowledge-based strategic planning, analysis, and decision-making. As a result, the university will be positioned to ascertain whether programs should be enhanced, maintained, eliminated, or subject to further scrutiny.

Accredited programs will use the on-campus accreditation review as the external review. For programs without discipline accreditation, an external reviewer will review the self-study documents, conduct a campus visit, and submit a final report.

Office of Institutional Effectiveness will reimburse departments for the following expenses:

  • Honorarium of $1000 for a minimum 2-day visit
  • Travel expenses for the reviewer – refer to the Guidelines for Administrative Staff
  • Receipts for meals paid by UNF employees (e.g., dinner with faculty, lunch with students)—maximum amount allowed is $300.

Office of Institutional Effectiveness oversight of the program review process is handled by the Program Review Committee. The members are the Graduate School Dean and AVP of Research, the Student Success Dean and AVP for Faculty Resources, and the Director of Institutional Effectiveness.