One component of implementing Vision 2020 is academic program review (APR). APR is a continuous improvement and quality enhancement process that creates the opportunity to assess the alignment of academic programs with the overall mission and vision of the University. APR outcomes facilitate the reallocation of resources that better align resources with the aspirational objectives of the University.
Learning outcomes assessment, on-going academic program review and curricular modifications, combined with an institutional commitment to research and the scholarship of teaching creates an academic experience worthy of a distinct reputation. This important focus makes the instructional experience worthwhile to the student and contributes to the professional development and advancement of the faculty, and ultimately, leads to successful student persistence and completion. The result? An institution that becomes increasingly more attractive to potential and current students, faculty and staff, and an institution that is responsive to workforce and research priorities.