Academic Program Review - Accreditation
Consistent with strategic planning goals and the expectations of our institutional accrediting agency, NPS seeks to impact student learning strategically and to model best practices in institutional sustainability and effectiveness. As such, the University has adopted a policy and process for the systematic and continuous review of academic programs.
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The Naval Postgraduate School’s Academic Program Review (APR) process provides a systematic and continuous means of assuring academic excellence in teaching and learning, research, and service. It is designed to encourage accountability and dialogue among members within the program under review as a self-reflective, continuous process within the broader institutional and discipline-based contexts. The process is meant to assist programs in understanding their distinctive and collaborative roles within the university community and with relevant external constituents. It provides the foundation for assessing student learning and for making evidence-based plans and decisions to foster improvements at all levels of the institution. Program reviews are integral to planning, resource allocation, and other decision-making within the university.
Guidelines, Appendices, and Templates
Each stage is fully elaborated in the guidelines below, and the guidelines refer to templates which are also linked below.
|DOCUMENT TYPE||RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS/ ONSITE VISIT||ONLINE PROGRAMS/ VIRTUAL VISIT||AACSB/ABET/NASPAA
|GUIDELINES||Download | View||Download | View||Download | View|
|SELF-STUDY REPORT TEMPLATE||Download | View||Download | View||
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|SAMPLE SITE VISIT SCHEDULE WITH CONTACT INFORMATION||Download | View||Download | View|
|EXTERNAL REVIEWER DOCUMENT - LETTER OF AGREEMENT||Download | View||Download | View|
|EXTERNAL REVIEWER REPORT GUIDELINES||Download | View||Download | View|
|LONG-TERM PLAN GUIDELINES||Download | View|
|MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING TEMPLATE||Download | View|
Academic Program Review Schedule
Refer to the schedule below available in two formats:
- At-A-Glance Academic Program Review Schedule in PDF
- Detailed Academic Program Review Schedule and Workflow
Semi-annually, the ALO will host APR workshops for departments and programs to learn about the process before embarking on their self-studies. To review the presentation from the most recent workshop that took place, see the link below.
- Fall 2022 APR Presentation