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What Happens with Program and Unit Reviews at AP&P?

  • Prior to the meeting of the Committee on Academic Policy & Programs (AP&P), AP&P members are divided into groups to more closely consider a portion of the review materials (e.g., if 12 program and unit reviews are going to AP&P, each reading group will closely consider 3 of those reviews)
  • One reading group will have the full external review report for the program or unit under review, as well as the summary and administrative response and implementation plan.
  • The reading group answers three questions:
    1. Does the summary accurately tell the story of the full review?
    2. Does the administrative response address all issues identified?
    3. Are there any questions, comments or substantive issues that the committee should consider? Is there a need to ask the Vice-Provost, Academic Programs to bring forward a follow-up report?
  • At AP&P, the reading group and the rest of AP&P will discuss their answers to the three questions, and ask questions of the Dean and any others present (e.g., Chair, Director) who can speak to the plans for implementing recommendations.
  • The summary of the external review and the administrative response and implementation plan (but not the full review report) become part of the governance record.
  • AP&P may either conclude that the administrative response and implementation plan have addressed all substantive issues or recommend that the Vice-Provost, Academic Programs bring forward a follow-up report in a year.
  • Note: Collaborative Specialization and Clinical Department reviews go to AP&P as high-level summary reports and are not considered by the reading groups.