Academic Program Review
Academic Program Review
: Starting in the Summer of 2016, UW Academic Affairs initiated a process to review academic programs/majors. The program reviews will be done on all programs across UW; the first groups were initiated based on trigger numbers for low degree production. The trigger number for the following programs were:
Criteria for review
- Undergraduate majors with less than 50 graduates total from 2010-2015;
- Masters programs with less than 25 total graduates from 2010-15.
- Additional programs reviewed at Deans’ requests
: While the trigger for a review is low demand/graduation numbers, the criteria for recommendations stemming from the reviews include mission centrality and quality of the program. Quality includes external demand for graduates, internal demand for courses, and the quality of inputs, such as faculty credentials and facilities, and quality of outputs, such as attainment of student learning outcomes, placement of graduates, and grants, publications, and scholarly and creative work of faculty.Process
: The process follows UniReg 6-43
on program elimination. Once a review is completed by the department and recommendations are made by the Dean of the college
, Academic Affairs will provide recommendations (Program retention, retention with further review, revision or elimination). Following Academic Affairs release of recommendations, the department head will be responsible for responding on behalf of their department, including faculty, staff, and students. Interested parties will also have the option to respond. Potential Academic Major Eliminations
: As a result of the Academic Program Review Process, below is a link to the academic majors are currently proposed for elimination. The process for elimination of academic majors, governed by UW Regulation 6-43, gives the opportunity to review proposals and all associated documents, and to provide comments on the proposal. The comment period is open until December 16, 2016
. The email address to provide your comments is email@example.com
. Hard-copy of feedback may also be sent to Old Main 312, Academic Affairs, Dept. 3302, 1000 E. University Ave., 82071. Comments may provide arguments, statements and facts in support of or in opposition to the proposal to eliminate the academic program, and may contain alternative proposals regarding the program or its elimination or modification.
*Please note that if a program/major is recommended for elimination, students in those programs will be accommodated pursuant to UW Regulation 6-43. There will be no adverse impact on students.