Program Evaluation Process (PEP)
The academic major, general education, and honors programs are scheduled to participate in a formal review as specified in the Faculty Handbook Section 3.4.1. Additionally, select administrative units that participate in PEP reviews follow the same general guidelines (PEP guidelines). Program Evaluation Process:
- All academic major, general education, honors programs, and select administrative units be formally evaluated every six to eight years through a program evaluation process.
- The system is to ensure programs and units are nationally competitive and regionally distinctive.
- The process is facilitated by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment.
- Using core data provided by the Director of Institutional Research as well as benchmark data from other institutions, the department chair or administrative leader, in consultation with program faculty or other relevant individuals, conducts a self-study preparing a report assessing program strengths and weaknesses.
- External evaluators visit the College to interview relevant students, faculty, and administrators.
- When needed for academic reviews, faculty members for panels are recommended by FAC and appointed by the Dean.
- For academic programs, the chair works with program faculty and the Dean of the College to develop a five-year strategic plan.
- For administrative units, the administrative leadership works with the appropriate staff members and administrator to develop a five-year strategic plan.