Program Review & Development

Purpose of Program Review

Program reviews are formal evaluations conducted by external review teams to provide useful information and recommendations about the quality, effectiveness, and efficiencies of academic programs. 

Program review recommendations are one source of data programs use with additional relevant information, such as annual student learning assessment and available resources, to make informed decisions such as:

  • Modifying and creating courses

  • Revising and restructuring programs 

  • Discontinuing programs

  • Prioritizing academic needs 

UMD's program review procedures are detailed within this site.