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Note that the Provost’s Office initiates five-year reviews for new degree/majors.
New programs are initiated after a lengthy study of market conditions, faculty strengths, and curricular trends. To ensure that the program’s faculty can make appropriate adjustments to the program, it is essential that it circle back to the program’s goals and objectives and assess performance after the degree has been launched. Thus, a review of the new degree itself, separate from the department or program that offers it, is critical after data on it can be collected.
The department offering the program will be notified the semester before the review is due that it should prepare to collect, analyze, and share data with the Provost’s Office on: