WV Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC) Policy regarding program review: 2.1. W. Va. Code §18B-1B-4and 18B-2A-4 delineate responsibilities for the review of academic programs. Each institutional governing board has the responsibility to review at least every five years all programs offered at the institution(s) of higher education under its jurisdiction and in the review to address the viability, adequacy, necessity, and consistency with mission of the programs to the institutional master plan, the institutional compact, and the education and workforce needs of the responsibility district. Additionally, each governing board as part of the review is to require the institution(s) under its jurisdiction to conduct periodic studies of graduates and their employers to determine placement practices and the effectiveness of the education experience. The Higher Education Policy Commission has the responsibility for review of academic degree programs, including the use of institutional missions as a template to assure the appropriateness of existing programs and the authority to implement needed changes.
West Liberty University utilizes the Program Review process to evaluate assessment of student learning in the academic degree programs. The BOG Program Review includes Section II: Assessment of Student Learning. The University Assessment and Accreditation Committee is responsible for reviewing assessment information and for making recommendations.