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In order to meet the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association's Criteria for Accreditation, and in accordance with the University Strategic Plan, WMU must engage in a process of academic program review that demonstrates WMU's commitment to quality educational programs. This process was initiated in fall 2011 by a subcommittee of deans in conjunction with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. The subcommittee drafted the APR&P procedures used throughout this process and shared these documents with the Faculty Senate councils for input and feedback.
Deans of the academic colleges are now working to complete their responses to the self-studies and team observation reports seeking department leadership input as needed. The deans' planning recommendations for programs will be posted on the public SharePoint site and shared with me by April 17. The Planning Reports compiled by the deans will include noted program strengths and opportunities for improvement, selected comments for criteria, and will make a recommended planning directive.
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