Program Review Resources
The primary purpose of Program Review is the improvement of educational programs at
Austin Peay State University. The outcomes of program reviews set priorities for strategic
planning and budget allocations and determine the amount of performance funding dollars
awarded by the state through the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC). An
effective program includes an intensive self-study conducted by each program's faculty,
a critical assessment by peer evaluators both outside the state and within the institution
itself, and an action plan in response to this critical assessment.
All academic units, with the exception of those undergoing accreditation review within a five-year cycle, will complete a program review. The review process is a collaborative effort of the Vice Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, the academic unit under review, and the respective college.