Program Review

In order to ensure continuous improvement of curricula and our academic programs and departments, we engage in periodic program review. Academic program review is one component of KU’s university assessment plan, and is required by the Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR). KBOR program review guidelines require departmental self-study and recommendations reported to the Board of Regents at least once every eight years. Each February during the review cycle, universities must submit two-page summary assessments of departments and programs that have undergone review, institutional recommendations for each program, and proposed changes in programs reviewed in the preceding year.

The program review process provides department and program faculty with the opportunity to reflect on the ways in which they support the mission of the university “to lift students and society by educating leaders, building healthy communities, and making changes that will change the world.” Program review also provides departments and faculty to update their strategic plans to align with those of their school and of the university.

Involved in the review are the department (faculty and chair), the reporting dean, and the dean of Graduate Studies. Final assessment occurs in the Office of the Provost and is reported to the Board of Regents.


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Contacts

Stuart Day
…for questions about Provost’s Office policies and Board of Regents requirements.
(785) 864-4904
day@ku.edu
Aileen Ball
…for questions about expectations or deadlines.
(785) 864-4991
aball@ku.edu
Gwen Bohling
…if you have any questions about data in the Academic Information Management System (AIMS) or other OIRP data sources, or for assistance regarding access to the Departmental Executive Management Information System (DEMIS)..
(785) 864-4412
ggb@ku.edu
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