Academic Program Review

Academic Program Review

The review of all degree- and certificate-granting programs that began in spring 2020 will not relaunch during 2021 as originally planned. Instead, for those programs that have already completed their self-study reports, we will conclude the review of those programs at the chair/director, dean, and provost levels during the spring 2021 semester.

If your program was unable to complete the self-study and chair's/director's review processes due to the pandemic, you are not required to do so during spring 2021.

Over the next 12 months, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness will work with departments and colleges to establish a rotation schedule for all programs that were unable to complete the APR process during 2020. This second rotation will begin with the spring 2022 semester taking into account accreditation review cycles for those programs that are accredited.

We appreciate your flexibility as we adjust the timeframe of this important process.  This website will continue to be updated as we finalize the details moving forward.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Chris Cheatham ( and Cathe Springsteen (


APR 2021 Review Cycle

Training Information

A copy of the APR Self‐Study Reporting Technical User’s Guide is available by clicking on the gold button below. This is a step-by-step pictorial walk-through guide for accessing and maneuvering the "Compliance Assist: Program Review" platform for completing the self-study portion Academic Program Review. In addition, the guide provides instructions for accessing and retrieving your APR institutional data report(s).



Frequently Asked Questions



Prior APR

Academic Program Review and Planning (APR&P)—The most recent review of all WMU academic programs took place during the 2014-15 fiscal year following a year-long designing, testing, and training phase. Of the 541 identified academic programs (i.e., graduate- and undergraduate-level majors, minors, concentrations, certificates and general education/service courses as a unit), 474 programs were reviewed.

APR&P Final Report 2014-15