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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.

 

Duties

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.

 

Membership

  • 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