Southeast Missouri State University

Bill 10-A-16 Academic Program Review Policy (Approved)

FACULTY SENATE SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY

FACULTY SENATE BILL 10-A-16

Addition of a Program Review Process

BE IT RESOLVED THAT: the Faculty Handbook add the following Policy.


ACADEMIC PROGRAM REVIEW

For purposes of this document, "program" will be defined as "any major degree," unless the department requests different designations.

POLICY

All programs will be reviewed by the Faculty Advisory Committee for Academic Program Review through the Regular (cyclical) Program Review procedure involving a review of each program at least every five years. The overall purpose of program reviews is to assess each unit's program quality and effectiveness; to stimulate program planning and improvement; to continue to fulfill our mission to the students, com¬munities, and people that we serve; and to encourage the unit's development in strategic directions that reflect the University's priorities. The fundamental principle in program review is the use of multiple measures to assess programs.

When necessary due to major financial constraints or other major institutional or state-level forces, the president, after consulting with the provost and the Faculty Senate, may recommend to the Board of Regents that the University must suspend the Regular (cyclical) Program Review process and initiate an Extraordinary Program Review. Under such extraordinary conditions, after considering the president's recommendation, the Board of Regents may direct the University to complete an Extraordinary Review of programs with specific instructions and timelines.

If a program is discontinued, the University will make every reasonable effort to assist affected juniors, seniors, and graduate students in the completion of their program degree.

Approved by the Faculty Senate
date: Dec 1, 2010
Approved by the Board of Regents
date: Dec 8, 2010

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