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St. Edward’s offers a rich diversity of programs that provide challenging career opportunities in a wide range of disciplines. Our progressive curriculum equips students to take on their world as conscious citizens and lifelong learners.
We have compiled helpful information for faculty, including important information related to teaching, scholarship & creative expression, and faculty development resources.
St. Edward’s University Guidelines for Academic Program Review
Common acronyms: Academic Program Review APR
External Review Team ERT
Five Year Plan FYP
Self-Study Team SST
Memorandum of Understanding MOU
Purpose St. Edward’s University’s academic program review (APR) provides a systematic and continuous means of assuring academic excellence in student learning. It is designed to encourage accountability and dialogue among members within the department 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.
Overview of the three-stage process: (1) Department self-study, (2) External Review Team report, followed by department and dean written responses, (3) Construction of a five-year action plan and administrative memorandum of understanding (MOU) based on recommendations and discussion with the VPAA, dean, and department chair or appropriate program director (click here for an overview of the 3-Stage Process).
Expenses: Information regarding APR-related expenditures can be found here.