The University initiated a formal program review process in spring 2009. Most programs without professional, external accreditation were reviewed first and will continue to be reviewed on a five-year cycle. Initiation of programs with professional, external accreditation began this fall and will coincide with external accreditation cycles.
The program review process has two tracks:
- WASC-Only: Programs that do not have professional or external accreditation.
- WASC-Plus: Programs that have professional, discipline-specific accreditation.
Program review cycle:
- WASC-Only: Five-year cycle - second cycle is July 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015
- WASC-Plus: These programs will follow their professional accreditation cycle.
2014-2015 Program Review Materials
The following materials are provided to programs during the review process.
Guide and Resources for the Guide
► Program Review Guide 2014-2015 (PDF) - Updated 6/11/14
► Program Review Fact Sheet (PDF) - Explains roles, responsibilities, and process.
► WASC-Only or WASC-Plus? (PDF) - Compares and contrasts the two categories of programs and what is required for each.
► Guidelines for Program Review Site Visit and External Review Report (PDF) - Can be sent to program site team members.
► Action Plan Sample (PDF) - WASC-Only and WASC-Plus
► Action Plan in AMS (link)
► Articulation Template (.docx) - WASC-Plus: Align the program self-study and required elements - must develope report for any section not addressed in the slef study.
► Standards Alignment Survey (.docx) - Complete this survey for a research project to demonstrate alignment with professional accrediting standards. If this option is selected, program does not have to complete the Articulation Template.
► AMS Online Program Review Tool (link)
► Program Assessment Plan Information and Resources (link)
► Guidelines for Academic (Program) Definitions (PDF) - This is particularly important when developing new programs.
► LLU Principles of Good Practice for Off-campus Programs (PDF)
► LLU Off-campus Program Rubric (.doc)
Note: The Distance Learning Committee and Program Review Committee are working to develop an appropriately modified version of program review for online programs. The program review process will begin for online programs in winter quarter, 2015.