Institutional Effectiveness

Office of Institutional Effectiveness


Academic Program Review and Planning

Academic Year 2014-15

This page contains copies of some of the materials for academic program review and planning (APR&P). For the complete and most up-to-date set of information and frequently asked questions, visit and log-in to SharePoint.

The next stage of the Academic Program Review and Planning process, the observation stage for Phase I, has begun. During this stage, an observation committee comprised of faculty members from every college will review the submitted program self-study reports and make observations in accordance with the APR&P criteria.

Subsequent observation reports will be distributed to chairs, directors, and deans at the start of Phase II planning on March 6, 2015. Observation reports also will be posted to the APR&P SharePoint site.

The deans will have until April 15, 2015 to complete and submit their planning recommendations to the provost. The provost will have until June 30, 2015 to make his final recommendations.

In the meantime, all academic units are encouraged to continue their discussions on academic program quality improvement from lessons learned during the APR&P self-study process.

Page updated January 22, 2015

Self-Study Templates

Templates in Use

For editable versions, please use the forms found in SharePoint.

Observation Rubric

APR&P Observation Consideration Rubric

Access to SharePoint

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Dr. Jody Brylinsky


Office of Institutional Effectiveness
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Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5253 USA
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