Academic Program Review Procedures and Templates

The aim of periodic program reviews at UC Santa Barbara is to assess and improve program quality in academic departments. Academic reviews of both undergraduate and graduate programs are used in departmental and institutional planning. The appropriate faculty committees use the review results in their recommendations, and the administration considers the review process in resource allocation. Most importantly, the review process provides the department with a periodic mechanism for in-depth evaluation of programs and goals. UCSB's review process has been evolving since the 1980's, when it was initiated jointly by the faculty and administration.

The guides and templates below are designed for departments undergoing the Academic Program Review process.