Academic Program Review

Background

In compliance with ERAU's Academic Policy AP-08, the University requires each academic program to conduct a comprehensive Program Review every 7-10 years to ascertain the program’s relevance to the University’s central mission, enhance its effectiveness, determine its viability within the institution, and discover its potential to contribute to the future development of the university. Every program is afforded a mechanism by which to make a request for financial resources through the university budgeting process to facilitate needed improvements.

Process

Degree program faculty generate program review reports via a standardized, online template. The Program Review Committee reviews the program reports and submits recommendations to the degree program faculty. Program faculty respond to these recommendations. Chief Academic Officers, in collaboration with College Deans and Department Chairs, review all program review documentation and create a Memorandum of Understanding, which outlines action items for each reviewed degree program.

Introduction to Program Review at ERAU

SWOT Analysis

Program Review WebApp Undergrad/Graduate Training Video

 

Program Review WebApp Ph.D. Training Video

Timeline

August

Faculty will provide core courses, occupations, and comparative schools list to OAAA 

September

Faculty Program Review Training

October, November, December

Faculty will analyze data, prepare report

January

Faculty: Program Review Reports Due
PRC: Program Review Training

February

PRC: Review Program Reports and meet with CAOs
CAO: Select and notify cohort

March

PRC: Recommendations Due
CAO: Meet with PRC review recommendations
Faculty: Response to PRC recommendations due 

April

CAO: Review faculty reports SWOT and action items with program coordinators 

July

CAO: Create final SWOT/Action Items/MOUs with Deans and Department Chairs

September

CAO: Present SWOT/Action Items/MOUs to President’s Council

Roles

  • Select and notify programs and Associate Vice President (AVP) of Office of Academic Assessment and Accreditation
  • Select and notify Program Review Committee (PRC) members
  • Meet with PRC to review comments and recommendations
  • Final review of Faculty responses
  • Review Program SWOT Analyses
  • Collaborate with Deans and Department Chairs to determine Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Action Items
  • Gather Data
  • Update Annual Review Report (APR) Templates
  • Train Faculty and PRC Members
  • Coordinate completion of the APR, PRC Comments and recommendations and Faculty responses
  • Coordinate bi-weekly PRC Meetings with the CAOs to review comments and recommendations
  • Archive APRs, maintain the Program Review and Ph.D. portal sites, Collect supporting data and MOUs
  • Attend training with IR/OAAA
  • Complete APR data analysis and template narratives
  • Complete responses to PRC and/or CAO’s comments and recommendations
  • Complete Feedback Survey
  • Attend training with IR/OAAA and select a PRC chair
  • Review Faculty APR Templates and supporting data
  • Attend bi-weekly meetings and participate in discussions with CAOs
  • Complete APR comments and recommendations narratives
  • Prepare a summary report and present findings to the CAOs

Contact Information

Lisa Kopp
Associate Director of Academic Assessment
(386) 226-6774
lisa.kopp@erau.edu

G. Samantha Payne
Academic Assessment and Accreditation Analyst
(386) 226-7373
G.Samantha.Payne@erau.edu