Academic Program Review and Supporting Course Assessment Schedule: 2010-2017

Academic program reviews are conducted on a five-year rotation according to the schedule below. Faculty review committees are formed within a department, or across departments depending on the sponsorship of the program. Using data provided by Institutional Research and course assessment posted to the website for courses applicable to the program, the committees discuss student outcomes, curriculum, faculty, and facilities; generate major findings; and formulate recommendations. The program review template and other templates and resources for this effort appear below. All academic program reviews conducted over the past six years also appear below, organized by year.

Review Year: 2016-2017 (Fa16, Sp17, Fa17)

Program(s) Prior
review
year
Current Status

Art and Design (A.S.)
Dance (A.S.)
Music (A.S.)
Theatre (A.S.)
(Above programs formerly under Visual and Performing Arts)
Music Production

Sponsoring Department(s)

•  Art & Design
•  Health, Physical Education, and Dance
•  Music
•  Speech Communication & Theatre Arts

2007

Theatre program accredited by NAST, spring 2016
Art and Design self-study submitted; site visit scheduled for April 2016
Dance and Music self-studies to be completed in fall 2016; site visits scheduled in spring 2017

Review Year: 2015-2016 (Fa15, Sp16, Fa16)

Program(s) Prior
review
year
Current Status

Liberal Arts & Sciences & Childhood Education (A.A.)

Sponsoring Department(s)

  • Social Sciences
2010 Program review reports to be completed in spring 2016; site visit in fall 2016.

Massage Therapy

Sponsoring Department(s)

  • Health, Physical Education & Dance
2010 Program review reports to be completed in spring 2016; site visit in fall 2016.

Review Year: 2014-2015* (Fa14, Sp15, Fa15)

Program(s) Prior
review
year
Current Status

Internet & Information Technology (A.A.S. & certificate)

Sponsoring Department(s)

•  Engineering Technology

2007

Completed 2016

Reports

•  Program Review Report (Excerpt)
•  External Reviewer’s Report
•  Action Plan
•  Administrative Response

Science for Forensics (A.S.)

Sponsoring Department(s)

•  Chemistry (lead)
•  Biological Sciences and Geology
•  Mathematics & Computer Science
•  Physics

NA

Completed 2015

Reports

•  Program Review Report (Excerpt)
•  External Reviewer Report
•  Action Plan
•  Administrative Response

Criminal Justice (Dual/joint A.A.)

Sponsoring Department(s)

•  Social Sciences

NA

Completed 2015

Reports

•  Program Review Report (Excerpt)
•  External Reviewer Report
•  Action Plan
•  Administrative Response

[1]Academic program review process modified to a three-semester process.

Review Year: 2013-2014

Program(s) Prior
review
year
Current Status

Visual and Performing Arts (A.S.)
Music Production

Sponsoring Department(s)

•  Art & Design
•  Health, Physical Education & Dance
•  Music
•  Speech Communication & Theatre Arts

2007

Modified schedule in effect; accreditation sought from:
NASAD, NASD, NASM, NAST

Digital Art & Design (A.A.S.)

Sponsoring Department(s)

•  Art & Design

2007

Completed 2014

Reports

•  Program Review Report
•  External Reviewer’s Report
•  Action Plan
•  Administrative Response

Photography (certificate)

Sponsoring Department(s)

•  Art & Design

2007

Certificate discontinued

Reports

•  Program Review Report

Gallery and Museum Studies

Sponsoring Department(s)

•  Art & Design

NA

Completed 2014

Reports

•  Program Review Report
•  External Reviewer’s Report
•  Action Plan
•  Administrative Response

Computerized Architectural and Industrial Design (A.A.S.)

Sponsoring Department(s)

•  Engineering Technology

2006

Completed 2014 (deferred for ABET programs)

Reports

•  Program Review Report
•  External Reviewer’s Report
•  Action Plan
•  Administrative Response

Telecommunication Technology (A.A.S.)
Telecommunications Technology: Verizon (A.A.S.)

Sponsoring Department(s)

•  Engineering Technology

2006

Completed 2014 (deferred for ABET programs); Verizon program to be phased out

Reports

•  Program Review Report
•  External Reviewer’s Report
•  Action Plan
•  Administrative Response

Review Year: 2012-2013

Program(s) Prior
review
year
Current Status

Computer Engineering Technology (A.A.S.)
Electronic Engineering Technology (A.A.S.)

Sponsoring Department(s)

•  Engineering Technology (ABET)

2006

Completed 2013; ABET decision 2014 (full 6-year accreditation)

Reports

•  Computer Engineering Technology Report
•  Electrical Engineering Technology Report
•  ABET Decision

Laser & Fiber Optics Technology (A.A.S.)

Sponsoring Department(s)

•  Physics

2006

Program discontinued

Mechanical Engineering Technology (A.A.S.)

Sponsoring Department(s)

•  Engineering Technology (ABET)

2006

Completed 2013; ABET decision 2014 (full 6-year accreditation)

Reports

•  Mechanical Engineering Technology Report

Liberal Arts & Sciences (A.A.)
Weekend-only (A.A.)

Sponsoring Department(s)

•  English
•  Foreign Languages & Literatures
•  History
•  Social Sciences

2006

Completed 2014

Reports

•  Program Review Report
•  Administrative Response

Telecommunication Technology (A.A.S.)
Telecommunications Technology: Verizon (A.A.S.)

Sponsoring Department(s)

•  Engineering Technology

2006

Completed 2014 (deferred for ABET programs); Verizon program to be phased out

Reports

•  ABET Decision

Computerized Architectural and Industrial Design (A.A.S.)

Sponsoring Department(s)

•  Engineering Technology

2006

Completed 2014 (deferred for ABET programs)

Reports

•  ABET Decision

ETAC of ABET = Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering Technology

Review Year: 2011-2012

Program(s) Prior
review
year
Current Status

Nursing (A.A.S.)

Sponsoring Department(s)

Nursing (ACEN)

2004

Completed 2012

Reports

•  Nursing Program Review Report
•  ACEN (formerly NLNAC) Decision

ACEN = Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Inc.

Review Year: 2010-2011

Program(s)Prior review yearCurrent Status

Business

Sponsoring Department(s)

•  Business

NA

Completed 2011 (deferred for ACBSP programs)

Reports

•  Business - Quality Assurance Report - 2011
•  ACBSP Board of Commissioners Report - November 2011

Liberal Arts & Sciences (Mathematics & Sciences) (A.S.)

Sponsoring Department(s)

•  Mathematics & Computer Science
•  Biological Sciences & Geology
•  Chemistry
•  Physics

2005

Completed 2011

Reports

•  Program Review Report
•  External Reviewers’ Report
•  Action Plan
•  Administrative Response

Environmental Health (A.S.)
Health Sciences (A.S.)

Sponsoring Department(s)

•  Biological Sciences & Geology

2005

Completed 2011

Reports

Environmental Health

•  Program Review Report
•  External Reviewers’ Report
•  Action Plan
•  Administrative Response

Health Sciences

•  Program Review Report
•  External Reviewers’ Report
•  Action Plan
•  Administrative Response

Engineering Science (A.S.)

Sponsoring Department(s)

•  Engineering Technology
•  Physics
•  Mathematics & Computer Science
•  Chemistry

2005

Completed 2011

Reports

•  Program Review Report
•  External Reviewers’ Report
•  Action Plan
•  Administrative Response

ACBSP = Accreditation Council for Collegiate Business Schools

Review Year: 2009-2010

Program(s)Prior review yearCurrent Status

Liberal Arts & Sciences & Childhood Education (A.A.)

Sponsoring Department(s)

•  Social Sciences

2010

Reports

•  Program Review Report
•  External Reviewers' Report
•  Action Plan
•  Administrative Response

Massage Therapy

Sponsoring Department(s)

•  Health, Physical Education & Dance

2010

Reports

•  Program Review Report
•  External Reviewers' Report
•  Action Plan
•  Administrative Response

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