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Program Review Process MapProgram Review

The primary purpose of Program Review is the improvement of educational programs at Austin Peay State University. The outcomes of program reviews set priorities for strategic planning, budget allocations and determining the amount of performance funding dollars awarded by the state through the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC). An effective program includes an intensive self-study conducted by each program's faculty, a critical assessment by peer evaluators both outside the state and within the institution itself, and an action plan in response to this critical assessment.

All academic programs must either seek accreditation from an approved accrediting body or participate in APSU’s program review process. Eligible programs undergo review in each five-year THEC Quality Assurance Funding (QAF) cycle, which is approximately every four to six years. The schedule for reviews is determined at the start of each QAF cycle in collaboration with the THEC.

2020-25 SCHEDULE 

The review process is a collaborative effort of the Senior Vice Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment, the academic unit under review, and the respective college.