B5: Enhance program assessment for all University divisions and academic and co-curricular programs

Periodic program reviews are a helpful mechanism to ensure the health of all academic and cocurricular programs. Such reviews require programs to define their goals and provide evidence of their success. The involvement of an independent reviewer, whether from outside or inside the University, will provide a broader context for the self-review as well as support for resources needed by a disciplinary or interdisciplinary program. In addition to the written reports submitted annually, we will allocate additional resources to conduct periodic in-depth reviews on an appropriate cycle to ensure that all programs are evaluated regularly under these enhanced guidelines. Our intention is to incorporate the results from such reviews in future decision making.