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Program Review

Program review is the periodic and comprehensive self-assessment of all academic programs offered. The Pittsburg State University program review process is formative in nature and designed to enhance overall institutional quality and accountability. The focus is on providing campus-wide input to help departments align programs with the institutional assessment process, institutional strategic planning, and resource allocation. Program review is the primary opportunity that departments have to conduct a comprehensive self-study in order to demonstrate that their programs are current, of sufficient size and quality, and help the institution serve its mission. It is also the major process departments have to demonstrate their resource needs and make their case for significant enhancements.

Program Review Committee

The Program Review Committee (PRC) will conduct the review and make recommendations to the Provost. The committee composition is as follows:

  • 5 Faculty (Appointed by Faculty Senate);
    • 2 - Arts and Sciences (1 - arts/humanities and 1 - sciences)
    • 1 - Business
    • 1 - Education
    • 1 - Technology
  • 3 Department Chairs (Appointed by Provost);
  • 1 Academic Dean (From the College not represented by a Department Chair); and
  • Director of Assessment.

Terms of service for the PRC include:

  • All members to serve a three year term.
  • No member can serve two consecutive appointments.
  • Faculty members must have tenure.
  • Members may not simultaneously serve on either the University Committee on Student Learning or Strategic Planning Council while on the Program Review Committee.
  • Director of Assessment is the chair of the Program Review Committee.