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Program Review Resources

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 units, with the exception of those undergoing accreditation review within a five-year cycle, will complete a program review. 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.

Calendars and Schedules:

2020-25 THEC Program Evaluation Calendar

2023-24 Site Visit Dates Calendar

DSIR Dashboard Data:

DSIR Dashboards

External Reviewer Invitation:

External Reviewer Invitation


2020-25 Program Review Handbook

Itinerary Template:

Site Visit Itinerary


Associate Program Review Rubric

Baccalaureate Program Review Rubric

Graduate Program Review Rubric


Associate Program Review Template

Baccalaureate Program Review Template

Graduate Program Review Template

Self Studies Standard Language (All Degree Levels)

Departmental Response Template


2023-24 Program Review Timeline