A program review is a systematic process that occurs every seven years in order to evaluate and improve academic programs. The comprehensive analysis, which the review process provides, and the resulting Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) are used to elicit curriculum and programmatic changes and to inform planning and budgeting processes at various levels. Program Review is a required element in the WASC accreditation and has been a part of Pepperdine's assessment cycle since 2003. It is also a purposeful opportunity to link decision‑making, planning, and budgeting with evidence. OIE supports program reviews and serves as the repository for 7‑year reviews. Program reviews should be the foundational source for substantive program changes. Read more in OIE's Program Review Guidebook.
More information is detailed in the following Program Review Guidebooks:
- Program Review Guidebook for Academic Departments
- Program Review Guidebook for Student Affairs and other Non-Academic Departments