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, assessment of student learning, 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 of the review using a rubric developed by Dr. Criniti specifically for program review.
In the spring of 2015, Program Review documents were submitted for the following: Biology, English, Graphic Design. An assessment update was required for Social Sciences and Mathematics. All documents are due to IR&A by February 1. Accredited programs are also included in the BOG Program Review and Nursing and Dental Hygiene submitted the HEPC Summary document. Summaries for 2015 include: Biology, Dental Hygiene, English, Graphic Design, Nursing.
(PR Matrix) Undergraduate 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, the BA in Organizational Leadership, and Criminal Justice. Graduate program review is required for the MAED.