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Institutional Research and Effectiveness - IRE

Program Review

Overview

 

Program review is one mechanism by which Western University of Health Sciences routinely evaluates degree and co-curricular programs and associated services to ensure they reflect the standards for quality that are embedded in our mission and values.  This evidence-based process engages the faculty, administration, staff, students, and community and professional constituents with the intention facilitating a number of activities and goals:

 

WesternU’s program review process consists of the following six milestones:

 

Milestone

Activities

1

Planning and Preparation

Kickoff meeting to establish timelines, roles and responsibilities.

2

Research

Standard data and reports from service units. Additional research planned as needed.

3

Self-Study

Self-study report developed.  Formative feedback on draft reports.  Involvement of cross-section of stakeholders.

4

External Review

External site visit and team report

5

Internal Review

Visit results reviewed by Academic Affairs.  Development of action plan to address goals set by review.

6

Annual Follow-Up

Joint review by program administration and Academic Affairs.  Update of action plan recorded.