with June 2016 Updates of the Academic Program Review Guidelines
The purpose of Academic Program Review (APR) is to
ensure that Winthrop University continues a leadership role in offering
national-caliber academic programs consistent with emerging best
practices. The goal is to
provide both qualitative and quantitative analyses for demonstrating
accountability and institutional effectiveness.
Results from reviews are used to enhance program quality and
inform resource allocations.
Academic Program Review follows a five- to
seven-year cycle in which academic units conduct a self study to assess
major strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and concerns in the areas of
quality, demand, and resources. Programs with specialized
accreditation or certification coordinate their review with the specialized
organization review. A unit conducts the self-study during the first
year with the peer review and presentation of findings occurring the