Comprehensive Program Review (CPR), CORE Assessment, and institutional effectiveness
for academic programs and departments
Document Document Due Date Rationale/Purpose DEPARTMENT REPORTING AND PLANNING (YEARLY) Department Data Report
(effective July 11, 2012)
Annually by the Tuesday after Labor Day for each academic department, unit, or division. Departments should collect the requested information every year and examine emerging trends to plan for the upcoming academic year. The forms will be utilized for Comprehensive Program Review and to support documentation required for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ (SACS) Commission on Colleges (COC). STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES PLANNING AND ASSESSMENT (YEARLY)
Annually by September 30 for each academic program (including minors).
In its Principles of Accreditation (2012 edition), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ (SACS) Commission on Colleges (COC) has several requirements and standards that focus on institutional effectiveness. In essence, Valdosta State University must prove it complies with these standards through “systematic, ongoing, integrated, research-based reviews that result in continuous improvement” institution-wide. A summary of institutional effectiveness principles is available here. Annually by September 30 for each academic program (including minors).
By Core Area
For courses assessed in the Fall: February 15.
For courses assessed in the Spring: September 15.
Core curriculum assessment is required by both SACS-COC as well as by the University System of Georgia (USG 3.6.3 Comprehensive Program Review Policy). True assessment provides data to help faculty see the overall performance of ALL students in core classes in order to discuss appropriate curricular or classroom changes to prepare our students to better meet our learning goals for them.
COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM REVIEW (ON SCHEDULED ROTATION) Comprehensive Program Review Instruction Guide
(effective July 11, 2012). This document includes all relevant forms including a transmittal form.
Spring of the year in which the program is under review.Resources:
Locate specific program review years in the Program Review Cycle.
Archived Program Review Documents (password protected)
Comprehensive Program Review (CPR) is a set of procedures to evaluate the effectiveness of academic programs through a systematic review. Its purpose is to address the quality, viability, and productivity of efforts in teaching and learning, scholarship, and service as appropriate to the institution’s mission. The review of academic programs shall involve analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data. Institutions must demonstrate that they make judgments about the future of academic programs within a culture of evidence. Required by USG 3.6.3 Comprehensive Program Review Policy.
Page revised June 3, 2013.