Academic Program Review

At Dominican, each academic program participates in a comprehensive program review that occurs on a five-year cycle and includes the program’s self study, external review, and a memorandum of understanding among the program, the school, and the Office of Academic Affairs.


The primary purpose of the review process is to enhance academic quality and student learning through inquiry, analysis, and reflection. It is standard in higher education to require academic review in the expectation that engaging in this process allows programs to maintain standards and rigor, improve, and more effectively plan for the future. Periodic review allows staff and faculty to focus time and attention on big-picture and systemic issues. Using all available evidence, they reflect on their mission and the design of the curriculum in which it is realized. Useful program reviews assess the impact on students, the academic community, and society, and inform planning and improvement moving forward.


Program Review Manual
Program Review Substitution Form for Accredited Programs
WSCUC Program Review Resource Guide
WSCUC Program Review Rubric