Academic Program Review
The University of Texas at San Antonio considers the periodic review of each of its academic programs essential to promote and maintain excellence in undergraduate and graduate programs. Quality programs result from careful, collaborative self-study and reflection by the faculty in each of the disciplines and appropriate stewardship by university administrators.
Academic program review (APR) is a comprehensive process, in which departments engage in a methodical evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of degree programs; determine the degree to which departmental, college, and university goals and objectives are aligned; and summarize the assessment of educational outcomes.
External reviewer site visits will be held during fall and spring semesters. Programs are assigned to one of two review timelines based on when the site visit is scheduled (See Program Review Schedule). A timeline for when tasks for each review schedule should be completed is provided here: Program Review Timeline–Fall Site Visit; Program Review Timeline–Spring Site Visit.
Additional resources and forms are available on the Resources and Templates page.
Key dates of Program Review
|SPRING SITE VISIT||EVENT|
|Mid-January||Mid-September||Program review orientation meeting|
|March 15||November 15||Department nominates external reviewers|
|March 30||November 30||Dean selects external reviewers|
|May 15||January 15||Preliminary self-study submitted|
|30 days prior
|30 days prior
|Final self-study submitted|
|Before April 30||Before
|Within 30 days||Within 30 days||Review team report received|
|Within 30 days||Within 30 days||Responses by department and deans|
|Within 90 days||Within 90 days||Provost forwards final response to review|
|One year later||One year later||Follow-up meeting to review progress|
Programs under review 2013–2014
• Physics & Astronomy
• Computer Science
• Criminal Justice
• Environmental Science