Comprehensive Program Review

Introduction

All institutions within the University System of Georgia (USG) are required to conduct a periodic comprehensive review of each academic degree program. Board of Regents (BOR) policy and guidelines for comprehensive program review are located in the Policy Manual and the Academic Affairs Handbook:

The Comprehensive Program Review template was developed as a summative reporting tool for academic program review. This reporting vehicle is for use by University System of Georgia (USG) institutions and the System Office in order to ensure adherence to Board of Regents Policy 3.6.3 Comprehensive Program Review and to enable consistency in executive level reporting to the Board of Regents, the system as a whole, and external constituents. The Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs requested a task force be formed with representatives from the institutional sectors to design and recommend a reporting template to be used by all USG institutions. The subcommittee on Comprehensive Program Review began its work on July 6, 2015, and completed its charge on June 1, 2016. The task force membership was comprised of a cross-section of vice presidents for academic affairs and institutional research personnel, comprehensive program review committee membership reflected the varied sectors of the university system and perspectives concerning academic program assessment.

The goal of the reporting vehicle was to provide both standardization of reporting along with institutional flexibility and consideration of such factors as mission, program variability, level of degree and major, student and institutional inputs and outcomes, and academic unit composition.

Schedule of Program Review

Per Board of Regents policy, each baccalaureate degree program will engage in a seven-year comprehensive review cycle; each career associate degree program will engage in a five-year comprehensive review cycle; and the core curriculum that supports the AA/AS for transfer degrees will engage in a five-year comprehensive review cycle. The formal review process commences in the fall semester of the timeline that follows.

Template 2016
  • Associate of Science in Nursing/Registered Nurse, completed
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business, completed
  • Bachelor of Science with a Major in Middle Grades Education, completed
  • Bachelor of Science in Education with a Major in Early Childhood Education/Special Education, completed
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, completed
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN to BSN, completed
2017
  • Associate of Science in Radiologic Science
  • Bachelor of Science with a Major in Biological Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics

2018
  • Bachelor of Science with a Major in Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science with a Major in Psychology

2019
  • Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts
  • Associate of Applied Science in Hospitality Management
  • Bachelor of Science with a Major in Public Management

2020
  • Bachelor of Arts with a Major in American Studies
2021
  • Associate of Arts, Core Curriculum
  • Associate of Science, Core Curriculum
2022
  • Bachelor of Arts with a Major in French Language and Literature (eMajor with Valdosta)
  • Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Spanish Language and Literature (eMajor with Valdosta)
  • Bachelor of Science with a Major in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Bachelor of Science with a Major in Criminal Justice
2023
  • Bachelor of Applied Science with a Major in Workforce Management and Leadership
2024
  • Bachelor of Science with a Major in Health Sciences

NOTE: Programs accredited by external entities may not substitute an external review for institutional program review, but material submitted as part of an external accreditation process may be used in the institutional review.


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