Committee: Keely Camden, Matthew Harder, Donna Lukich, Margaret Six, Paula Tomasik, Carrie White
WV Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC) requires all state institutions of higher learning to continuously review academic degree programs in a five-year rotation to assess viability, adequacy, necessity, and consistency with mission.
The Assessment and Accreditation Committee is responsible for evaluating assessment of student learning for all degree programs. Review occurs as mandated in policy by the HEPC in the Board of Governors (BOG) Program Review. Every spring semester approximately five to six programs are reviewed. The Assessment and Accreditation Committee evaluates only the assessment portion, Section II, of the report. Section II is recently revised to accommodate a rubric developed by Dr. Criniti specifically for program review.
In the spring of 2015, Program Review (Section I and Section II) are required for: Biology, Dental Hygiene, English, Graphic Design, and Nursing. An assessment update (Section II) is required for Social Sciences and Mathematics, and all documents are due to IR&A by February 1. Accredited programs such as Nursing and Dental Hygiene are free to substitute their most recent self-study along with written documentation of their official accreditation status in place of the BOG report. However, all programs are required to complete the HEPC Summary Document.
All Program Review documents found on this page are included in West Liberty’s assessment management system, LiveText. Beginning in the Spring of 2015, LiveText will be used to collect and store all documents related to program review.
Program review reports due for the spring of 2016 include: Chemistry, Communications, Psychology, Education, and Social Work. Assessment updates are required for Digital Media Design and BA in Organizational Leadership (5-year planning matrix).