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  1. Academic Program Review at Ferris:An Orientation Presenter: Matt Wagenheim, Ph.D. APRC Chair Academic Program Review Orientation 2011-12

  2. What is Academic Program Review? APR is a periodic and internal review process of all degree programs and non-degree entities. Academic Program Review Orientation 2011-12

  3. Why does the University have APR? • APR is required by the Higher Learning Commission for reaccreditation. • APR provides an orderly method for the University to regularly review its academic offerings for currency, alignment with the University’s mission statement, and other criteria. • APR is necessary for any institution with a dynamic curriculum. Academic Program Review Orientation 2011-12

  4. What offerings go through APR? • Degree programs • Academic minors and certificates • Non-degree entities such as General Education, the Business Core, and FSUS Academic Program Review Orientation 2011-12

  5. How does APR work? • Programs are reviewed on a six-year cycle. • Program Review Panels (PRPs) conduct a self-study. • The self-study is reviewed by the Academic Program Review Council (APRC). • APRC makes recommendations regarding the program to the Academic Senate. • The Senate makes recommendations to the University administration, which acts on them. Academic Program Review Orientation 2011-12

  6. What is APRC? • APRC is an eleven-member Council of the Academic Senate. • Members are appointed from the eight colleges (CPTS is not represented at this time), and from among the FLITE librarians. Two members serve at-large. • The Chair of APRC is appointed annually. Academic Program Review Orientation 2011-12

  7. How is the APRC evaluating each program? • Relationship to FSU Mission • Program Visibility and Distinctiveness • Program Value • Enrollment • Characteristics, Quality, and Employability of Students • Quality of Curriculum and Instruction • Composition and Quality of the Faculty Academic Program Review Orientation 2011-12

  8. What ratings are assigned by APRC? • Continue the program • Continue the program with enhancement • Continue the program with reporting • Continue the program with redirection • Continue the program with reduction • Discontinue the program Academic Program Review Orientation 2011-12

  9. What needs to be done to start the process? • Create a Program Review Panel (PRP) • Prepare a budget for the review • Prepare an evaluation plan • Submit these documents to the APRC Chair by the second Monday in October. • The APRC Chair approves the panel and plan; Associate VP Don Flickinger approves the budget. Academic Program Review Orientation 2011-12

  10. What forms the basis of the APR self-study? • Surveys—of graduates, employers, graduating and continuing students, faculty, advisory committees • Analysis of the labor market • Evaluation of facilities and equipment • Evaluation of the curriculum through established learning outcomes at the course and program levels • The self study is prepared following guidelines in the Guide for Participants (Guide) Academic Program Review Orientation 2011-12

  11. Who are PRP members? • Faculty compose the majority of a PRP. • The program coordinator or the department head sits on the panel. • A faculty member from outside the college sits on the panel. • An individual with a special interest in the program sits on the panel. Academic Program Review Orientation 2011-12

  12. How is administrative input provided? • The Dean and the Department Head prepare analyses that become part of the report. Academic Program Review Orientation 2011-12

  13. What resources and help are available to PRPs? • The APRC Chair receives reassigned time throughout the calendar year to manage the process. • The administrative liaison to APR is Associate Vice President Don Flickinger. • Demographic and assessment information is available from Institutional Research and Testing and via TracDat. Academic Program Review Orientation 2011-12

  14. When is the self-study due? • The initial submission of the final report is due to the APRC Chair the first Monday in June. • The final report (including the required number of copies for the APRC members) is due the second Monday in August. Academic Program Review Orientation 2011-12

  15. What happens when the self study is completed? • In June, the APRC Chair reads the report and makes suggestions for improvement. • In August, the APRC Chair receives all the reports from programs under review, and distributes them to the members of the APRC. • Individual council members are assigned one or more programs as the lead reviewer. • All council members read each report. Academic Program Review Orientation 2011-12

  16. What happens when the self study is completed? • The APRC meets as a group to discuss each report. • Questions are generated for individual PRPs. • Individual PRPs respond (in writing) to council questions. • The APRC meets with individual PRPs to discuss the report. • The APRC meets to discuss recommendations for individual programs. Academic Program Review Orientation 2011-12

  17. What happens when the self study is completed? • The APRC meets with the Senate Executive Committee to discuss the recommendations. • PRP chairs are informed of the council’s recommendations. • The APRC Chair formally submits the council’s recommendations at a special Senate meeting in November. • Senate members vote on ratification of each recommendation. • Recommendations are sent to the Provost through to the President and Board. Academic Program Review Orientation 2011-12

  18. How can I find out more information on the APR process? • The best source for information is the APRC website: http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/administration/academicaffairs/vpoffice/senate/progreviewcounc/ Academic Program Review Orientation 2011-12

  19. What’s new with APR? • The current cycle (2011-12) is the first to have a requirement for formal learning outcomes at the course and program levels, and submission of a curriculum map. • The Guide for Participants has been updated to reflect new assessment standards, and for use by degree and non-degree programs. Academic Program Review Orientation 2011-12

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  21. How can I help? Matt Wagenheim – APRC Chair mattwagenheim@ferris.edu x - 2670 Academic Program Review Orientation 2011-12