Program Evaluation Process (PEP)

The academic major, general education, and honors programs are scheduled to participate in a formal review (PEP guidelines) as specified in the Faculty Handbook Section 3.4.1: Program Evaluation Process:

  • All academic major, general education, and honors programs be formally evaluated at least once every six years through a program evaluation process. 
  • The system is to ensure programs are nationally competitive and regionally distinctive. 
  • The process is facilitated by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment.
  • Using core data provided by the Director of Institutional Research as well as benchmark data from other institutions, the department chair, in consultation with program faculty, conducts a self-study preparing a report assessing program strengths and weaknesses. 
  • External evaluators visit the College to interview students, faculty, and administrators. 
  • When needed, faculty members for panels are recommended by FAC and appointed by the Dean.
  • The chair works with program faculty and the Dean of the College to develop a five-year strategic plan.

PEP Resources