Institutional Research and Effectiveness - IRE


Program Review Committee

The Assessment and Program Review Committee is university-wide standing committee responsible for developing and monitoring WesternU’s assessment and program review processes.  The committee serves a valuable role by overseeing these two ongoing quality assurance initiatives to help programs reflect on and improve their effectiveness.



The committee’s responsibilities are divided into two separate, but related areas:  1) Program Review and 2) Institutional Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes.  Specific duties include:

  1. Program Review
    • Develop and continually monitor University’s Program Review Guidelines
    • Develop supporting documentation (templates, forms, standards, etc.) for Program Review process
    • Advise programs with planning and execution of review process

  2. Institutional Assessment
    • Develop guidelines for University’s assessment of the institutional student learning outcomes.
    • Review annual program assessment reports and provide feedback to programs.
    • Committee Members
    • Attend committee meetings
    • Participate and contribute to subcommittee activities
    • Act as liaison between committee and college/unit to facilitate completion of assessment and program review reports.



  • One representative from each WesternU college
  • One member from the Office of Student Affairs
  • WesternU’s Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness
  • WesternU’s Assessment Analyst