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Program Review Process:  An Interdisciplinary Approach to Ensure Quality and Accountability Higher Learning Commission Con...
Overview •   Introductions •   APUS Mission and Demographics •   Goals of the Program Review Process •   Program Review Pr...
Introductions <ul><li>Frank McCluskey, Ph.D. Executive Vice President and Provost </li></ul><ul><li>Jennifer Stephens, Ph....
 
Our Mission To educate the nation's military  and public service communities  by providing respected, relevant, affordable...
Who We Are •   Founded in 1991 as American Military University to provide affordable and  convenient distance learning to ...
Relevant Degree &  Certificate Programs <ul><li>74 online programs at  the undergraduate and graduate level </li></ul><ul>...
% of Students by Degree Program % of Students  by School Student Body Profile Graduate 24% Undergraduate 76%
Program Review Process
•   Course books •   Electronic resources •   Learning strategies Library and  Learning Resources •   Student learning    ...
•   Analysis of faculty  credentials and  expertise to ensure  breadth and diversity Faculty •  Student demographic   info...
•   Program benchmarking   with similar programs   and institutions Program Benchmarking •  Evaluation of findings •  Prog...
Data Utilization for Program Review <ul><li>•   Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>•   Bachelor of Business Administration   P...
Data Utilization for Program Review
Data Utilization for Program Review
Data Utilization for Program Review
Conclusions &  Dialogue
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  1. 1. Program Review Process: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Ensure Quality and Accountability Higher Learning Commission Conference | Chicago, IL | April 2009
  2. 2. Overview • Introductions • APUS Mission and Demographics • Goals of the Program Review Process • Program Review Process, Tools, and Resources • Use of Continuous Improvement in Business Program • Use of Fact Books to Drive Decisions • Conclusion and Dialogue
  3. 3. Introductions <ul><li>Frank McCluskey, Ph.D. Executive Vice President and Provost </li></ul><ul><li>Jennifer Stephens, Ph.D. Dean of Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Chad Patrizi, ABD Dean of Business Administration </li></ul>
  4. 5. Our Mission To educate the nation's military and public service communities by providing respected, relevant, affordable, and student-focused online programs which prepare them for service and leadership in a diverse, global society.
  5. 6. Who We Are • Founded in 1991 as American Military University to provide affordable and convenient distance learning to service members • In 2002, expanded reach to national security, public safety and other professionals seeking affordable education and online convenience, establishing American Public University System with member institutions: American Military University and American Public University • We are a 100% online for-profit school that serves 49,000+ students who study online from 100 countries.
  6. 7. Relevant Degree & Certificate Programs <ul><li>74 online programs at the undergraduate and graduate level </li></ul><ul><ul><li>• Specialized education for those who serve in national security and public service professions </li></ul></ul>• Liberal arts and professional studies programs, many that are uniquely available online
  7. 8. % of Students by Degree Program % of Students by School Student Body Profile Graduate 24% Undergraduate 76%
  8. 9. Program Review Process
  9. 10. • Course books • Electronic resources • Learning strategies Library and Learning Resources • Student learning outcomes • Instructional strategies • Evaluation procedures • Academic rigor Curriculum Assessment • Expert reviewer report • Industry Advisory Council report External Reviewer Feedback Paper Free Process Electronic Repository of Information
  10. 11. • Analysis of faculty credentials and expertise to ensure breadth and diversity Faculty • Student demographic information • Enrollment History • Growth trends Students • Curricular Mapping • Assessment measures • Fact book Learning Outcomes Assessment Paper Free Process Electronic Repository of Information
  11. 12. • Program benchmarking with similar programs and institutions Program Benchmarking • Evaluation of findings • Program recommendations • Three year proposed strategic plan Program Directory Summary • Dean’s observations • Meeting minutes Program Review Findings Paper Free Process Electronic Repository of Information
  12. 13. Data Utilization for Program Review <ul><li>• Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>• Bachelor of Business Administration Program (BBA) vs. Institutional EOC (end of course survey) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>• Without Micro and Macro Economics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>• Fact Book </li></ul>
  13. 14. Data Utilization for Program Review
  14. 15. Data Utilization for Program Review
  15. 16. Data Utilization for Program Review
  16. 17. Conclusions & Dialogue

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