Academic Program Review
Following the procedures set up during Years 1 and 2 of APR's new five-year rotation protocol, “Year 3” began on January 30, 2023 with a total of 49 degree-granting and graduate certificate-granting programs, listed below:
Year 3 Timeline (Calendar Year 2023)
Training guides are available to all members of the WMU Community by clicking on the appropriate buttons, below. Each guide provides graphics-saturated, step-by-step instructions for accessing those areas of the Academic Program Review system for which they have responsibility. This site will provide, in perpetuity, access to the most updated version of each guide.
A copy of the Deans' Review version of the APR User Guide is available by clicking the gold button, below. This is a step-by-step pictorial walk-through guide to assist academic deans in completing the Deans' Review phase.
A copy of the Chairs' & Directors' Review version of the APR User Guide is available by clicking the gold button, below. This is a step-by-step pictorial walk-through guide to assist department chairs and school directors in completing the Chairs' & Directors' Review phase.
A copy of the guide for accessing and maneuvering the "Compliance Assist: Program Review" platform, is available by clicking the gold button below. This is a step-by-step pictorial walk-through guide for APR self-study completers.
A copy of the guide for retrieving Cognos data files, is available by clicking the green button below. This is a step-by-step pictorial walk-through guide for APR self-study completers to accessing and retrieving their template-specific APR institutional data report(s).
If you would like to download an MS Word copy of the questions that will makeup the APR Self-Study, please click on the blue button below. As a reminder, the official self-study template will be located in Campus Labs' Compliance Assist: Program Review. If you are using the MS Word copy to respond to questions, you will need to copy/paste your responses into Compliance Assist: Program Review prior to the end of the self-study phase.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Office of Institutional Effectiveness is completing the final reporting for Years 1 and 2 of the new Academic Program Review five-year rotation cycle. The final report will be posted here once completed.
APR Pilot Report—This report covers the redevelopment of the Academic Program Review process and spring 2020 pilot.
Academic Program Review and Planning (APR&P)—The 2014-15 fiscal-year review of all WMU academic programs is summarized in the following report. 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.
ACCESS TO ARCHIVED REPORTS
Archived self-study, review, and final reports are available to all WMU faculty and staff. Simply click on the link below and enter your Bronco NetID. If this is your first time accessing the site, a request will be sent to the moderator, who will approve access upon receipt.