Academic Program Review

The purpose of Academic Program Review is to evaluate a program's alignment with and contribution to SMU's Strategic Plan goals of enhanced academic quality and improved teaching and learning, while exercising responsible fiscal stewardship.

Program evaluation is overseen by the Office of the Provost through the Academic Program Review Committee (APRC) which consists of the Associate Provost for Institutional Planning and Effectiveness (chair), the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, the Vice President for Research and the Dean of Graduate Studies, the Director for Institutional Research, and a faculty member from the Academic Policies Committee of the Faculty Senate as designated by the Faculty Senate. Administrative support is provided by the administrative assistant of the Associate Provost for Institutional and Planning Effectiveness. The APRC is assisted by a program review team drawn from the SMU faculty and external reviewer(s).