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Annual Program Review (APR) for Academic Programs

The University of Idaho recently moved its program review process into its new Assessment Management System, Anthology (formerly Campus Labs). This new process is being rolled out campus-wide for 2020-2021. Whereas program review was previously a lengthy self-study, completed once every 7 years, and required external reviewers, the new process has been streamlined and external reviewers are optional. The current process engages programs in self-study and/or reflection annually.

Access

The APR template is available in Anthology. All users login with their regular University of Idaho Vandalweb credentials.

To access historical external program review (EPR) documents your program may have submitted in the past, please go here. Note that the EPR system is an archive only, and only those programs who have uploaded documentation in the past, will have something available.

Permissions

By default, department chairs have access to edit their program’s APR template, and college deans and associate deans have access to all APR’s within their college. To request access for others, complete this form.

Timeline

Oct. 31, 2021: Self-Study Due Date

Dec. 29, 2021: College Review Due Date

1. The Self Study Process

Every unit and/or department participates in Annual Program Review (APR). The first step is completing the APR self-study report in Anthology Planning. This is the responsibility of the department chair or program head, with help from the program’s faculty and staff. The Self-Study Report is crafted from a collection of templates and has six guiding parts:

This template asks for your unit’s mission statement. The program’s mission statement defines its broad educational purposes and its commitment to student learning and success.

Number of Templates: One

Organizational Level: Department or Administrative Unit

Download the Program Mission Template Instructions

See an Example of the Program Mission Template

This template asks for your unit’s goals, metrics, and plans. The program sets meaningful goals and indicators of its goals to ensure it fulfills its mission (identified in Part 1), and U of I’s mission.

Number of Templates: Three (minimum)

Organizational Level: Department or Administrative Unit

Download the Program Goals Template Instructions

See an Example of the Program Goals Template

This template asks for an annual report on the program learning outcomes assessment for each “program of study.” A “program of study” is also known as a major, degree, and/or certificate. Programs offer degrees and majors that are consistent with its mission and lead to clearly defined program-level student learning outcomes — consistent with recognized field of study for the degree level, prepare graduates for their intended path, and include designators aligned with the profession or a common framework.

Number of Templates: Varies (one required for each program of study)

Organizational Level: Program’s Assessment Lead

Download the Annual Student Learning Assessment Report Template Instructions

See an Example of the Annual Student Learning Assessment Report Template

This template asks for a report on the department or unit’s indicators of student achievement: student retention, persistence, completion, postgraduate success, and equity gaps. Units are asked to describe how these indicators are monitored and how this data is used to promote an effective learning environment.

Number of Templates: One

Organizational Level: Department or Administrative Unit

Download the Student Achievement Template Instructions

See an Example of the Student Achievement Template

This template asks questions around internal and external demand for the unit’s research, degrees and majors, as well as trends and patterns in demand.

Number of Templates: One

Organizational Level: Department or Administrative Unit

Download the Demand and Productivity Template Instructions

See an Example of the Demand and Productivity Template

This template asks two questions: one about the financial health of the program, and the other about how the program ensures efficient use of resources.

Number of Templates: One

Organizational Level: Department or Administrative Unit

Download the Financial Health and Resources Template Instructions

See an Example of the Financial Health and Resources Template

2. College Feedback Process

Each college participates in annual program review (APR). The second step of the APR process is completed by the College in Anthology Planning. The college has the responsibility to review each APR self-study and give feedback, with help from the college’s faculty and staff. The College Report is crafted from a collection of templates and has five parts:

  1. College Mission
  2. College Goals
  3. Program APR Reviews and Feedback
  4. College Recommendations
  5. College Questionnaire

Instructions:

  • Build the College Report template
  • Completing the report

3. Institutional Feedback Process

The Provost’s Office, or designee, reviews each College report in Anthology Planning. The Provost’s Office reviews these reports for college-level assessment of its program goals and achievement. Additionally, college recommendations are reviewed for alignment with mission fulfillment initiatives.  University-wide recommendations for support, change, or action in support of mission fulfillment are made. The Institutional Report is crafted from a collection of templates and has three parts.

  1. College Report Reviews and Feedback
  2. Institutional Recommendations
  3. Institutional Questionnaire

Instructions:

  • Build the Institutional Report template
  • Completing the report

Physical Address:
Associate Director
Assessment and Accreditation
Admin, Room 325
Moscow, ID 83844-3163

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3163
Moscow, ID 83844-3163

Phone: 208-885-5962

Email: assessment@uidaho.edu

Web: Assessment and Accreditation

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