Kansas Board of Regents 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 discoveries 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.
The entire review process takes approximately one and a half years to complete. 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.
Jean Redeker, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Gwen Bohling, Assistant Director, Office of Analytics, Institutional Research and Effectiveness
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