Academic Affairs

Periodic Program Review

Regular, periodic reviews of academic degree programs provide a formal process for thorough, fact-based documentation and evaluation of the programs, the infrastructure supporting them, and the plans for their growth and improvement.


Documents explaining Periodic Program Review are available for:

Internal review of programs housed in a college is overseen by the cognizant dean.
Internal review of programs housed in a school is overseen by the provost’s office.


  • External Program Review Self-Study Report Template - updated 9/28/2018
    • This template is intended for academic departments with undergraduate, graduate, and/or interdisciplinary programs not otherwise reviewed by a professional accrediting body.
    • For degree programs reviewed by professional accreditors, units should conduct the associated self-study following the accreditors’ guidelines.
  • Boiler Plate Files - new 10/22/2018
    • Documents that contain standard information applicable to all programs to assist with preparation of the self-study.
    • Also included is a CV template. Two-page CVs can also be generated by running certain DigitalMeasures reports (e.g. ABET Appendix B - Faculty Vitae).
  • Honorarium Processing Details:
    • External reviewer honorariums should use code E921.
    • Internal reviewers are compensated by either (at the discretion of the recipient):
      • additional compensation through Employee Status Change Form ("gold form"), or
      • budget transfer to the reviewer's IRAD index.