The primary purpose of an academic program review (APR) is to evaluate the educational quality, viability and responsiveness of an academic program. The insights gained from program reviews help make informed decisions about program actions, resource allocation, and strategic planning.
The Fairmont State program review process provides each academic unit the opportunity to engage in a continuous improvement process - systematically examining strengths, deficiencies against strategic goals over time, and allows the university to:
- Identify areas for program improvement and development
- Evaluate program’s ability to respond to current needs, future challenges, and opportunities
- Promote strategic planning and goals setting within and across departments
- Identify potential opportunities to redirect existing resources, and/or generate and use incremental resources
- Ensure educational quality to relevant stakeholders (e.g., parents, students, alumni, HLC).