Academic Departmental Program Review Overview and Website
- Academic Departmental Program Review (ADPR) work to date, acknowledging ADPR planning group from 2007
- Fall 2010: a metrics group formed to consider options for NMSU
- Peer Institution Research: Overview and metrics of program review at NMSU’s peer institutions
- ADPR Working Group: Requested to provide input into development of the process.
- Process as drafted: NMSU’s process will operate on a seven-year cycle with the one-year, self study program review performed at the departmental level.
- Metrics for ADPR: these will be considered by the working group.
- Annual data review: Information will be provided to departments as part of their review.
- ADPR process might be piloted in fall 2011 and that the new process implemented in 2012.
Role of ADPR Working Group
- Process needs to be transparent
- Faculty involvement is essential, as is conveying to the university community how the results of the program review will be used.
- President and Provost were encouraged to attend each college’s fall convocation.
- Other issues: accreditation and strategic planning measures might not relate to ADPR.
- Recommendation: fully engage the academic community, develop the process, coordinate with departmental accreditation, and provide adequate lead time for pilot implementation.
- Completed pilot reviews by May 2012.
Through the engagement and guidance of NMSU’s College Deans, a systemic annual review process is being considered to inform academic budgeting and resource allocation decisions. A group of academic department chairs has recommended a process with three components: program metrics, a program summary, and an annual review. The proposed process will undergo further scrutiny during the Fall of 2013.