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, 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) is required for: Biology, English, Graphic Design, and Section II: Assessment Update is provided in the links. An assessment update only is required for Social Sciences and Mathematics, and all documents are due to IR&A by February 1. Nursing and Dental Hygiene are included in the 2015 PR cycle, and because they are accredited, submit their most recent self-study along with written documentation of their official accreditation status in place of the BOG report. However, all programs in the five year review cycle submit 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.