Academic program review is designed to meet the standards of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the regional accrediting organization that oversees UAF, as well as to comply with University Regulation 10.06.010.B. As required in Regulation, centrality of the program to the university’s mission, program quality and distinctiveness within the UA system, student demand, employment opportunities for graduates, program productivity, efficiency, and total cost are considered. Every academic program at UAF undergoes review at least once during a five-year cycle.
The reviews are conducted at three levels, including a faculty committee, an administrator committee (consisting of deans and campus directors), and the Chancellor’s Cabinet.
Program review and student learning outcomes assessment processes do not require IRB review: Guidance on Research
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- PAIR data sets will be sent to the individual programs up for review in October.
- An example PAIR data set
- Some notes from PAIR to assist with interpreting the data reports for the 2018-19 cycle