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Program Review

University of Houston-Clear Lake has committed itself to an ongoing, cyclical, comprehensive academic program review (APR) process of its degree programs at all levels: bachelor, master, and doctoral. Learn more about the secure Institutional Research Data Portal.

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Program review is an integral part of the university’s overall planning process and usually occurs on a ten-year cycle as set by the university and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). Its purposes are the following:

To improve program quality in the context of university and college missions; to implement criteria for program approval by the state, national accreditation standards, and guidelines put forth by academic organizations; and to address institutional resource needs and demands.

To help a program examine itself in its entirety (its focus, faculty, curriculum, students, resources and facilities, and learning outcomes) within a framework that includes its past development and its plans for the future.

To provide the program with an impartial study of and response to the work presented in the Program Report by informed colleagues outside the program (graduate level only).

Those directly involved in each individual review include the program faculty, the program chair, the program report committee, the college faculty and administration, the college curriculum committee, and the Senior Vice President and Provost. Each has a clearly specified role in the process.

The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost has responsibility for general oversight of program review; the Executive Director of Planning and Assessment is the APR coordinator on behalf of the Provost’s Office.


 For more information, please contact:

Karen Elliott
Assessment Coordinator II
Planning and Assessment


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