Santa Clara University supports an ongoing process of program improvement. Every academic unit participates in an annual assessment of student learning and a comprehensive self study or program review once every eight years, unless professional accreditation schedules require more frequent review.
To help support the program review process, the University has developed several departmental resources: program review guidelines, a one-page checklist, and a PowerPoint presentation.
The Guidelines for Academic Program Review have been designed to help departments navigate the program review process. The document discusses the program review cycle, the self-study schedule, components of the self-study report, guidelines for visiting teams, guidelines for the revised action plan, and guidelines for the integration of program review into planning.