Program Reviews at TUI
TUI has a comprehensive, university wide program review process in place. Program Directors are responsible for Program Reviews, as well as supervision of faculty teams’ assigned specific areas of the review. Each team consists of 4-6 members from various disciplines within the degree programs. External reviewers are also utilized.
TUI adheres to WASC recommendations for the content and scope of these reviews, with program reviews focused on key areas, such as: program outcomes, the types of data and evidence needed to assess curriculum, and student learning. Program teams are responsible for gathering, evaluating and compiling data to provide analysis of the educational effectiveness of each program.
At the Program Director’s discretion, other members of the university community may be invited to add input to program reviews, including students and non-faculty staff members. Deans of the colleges have primary responsibility for overseeing the progress of program reviews and facilitating the program review time line. The Director of Assessment provides regular guidance to program review faculty teams. The program review self-reports include components pertaining to program context and alignment, program quality and viability, reflections, and goals for planning and improvement.
Upon completion of the self-report, all programs also undergo an external review. Results of the program reviews are used incrementally for improvement, planning, budgeting and for refinement of program outcomes, course and curriculum improvements, and improvement of assessment practices.