Comprehensive Program Review

The comprehensive program review (CPR) process is critical to the continuous improvement of academic programs as well as the planning and resources allocation process. CPR occurs in a regular cycle and includes an assessment of programs and the use of assessment results to improve institutional and program effectiveness. Each program being reviewed must complete a self-study. That the self-study is reviewed and analyzed by shared governance and academic affairs leadership (Dean and Provost) prior to submission to the USG and publication. 

The Office of Institutional Research and Data Strategy oversees comprehensive program review and is responsible for:

  • Preparing and distributing the program review schedule
  • Meeting with the unit heads of programs scheduled to discuss the CPR process
  • Assisting and supporting the academic program self-study committee
  • Monitoring the status of the CPR cycle
  • Providing appropriate data in support of the self-study

Every year, the CPR process follows a Spring cycle.

Comprehensive Program Review will follow the following calendar for AY 2023-2024:

  1. CPR reports will be due April 5th of the Spring semester for those on the applicable cycle. Reports should be turned in to the Office of Institutional Research and Data Strategy (OIRDS) for distribution to the Institutional Effectiveness Review Board (IERB).
  2. IERB will provide feedback on the CPR reports by May 3rd to the Deans.
  3. The Deans will review CPR reports and submit responses to the Provost by May 24th. 
  4. The Provost will provide feedback on CPR reports and complete BOR Report by June 21st.
  5. The final Provost's CPR review report will be posted on the CPR website (all reports/responses) and available for submission to the USG by July 1st. 

Middle Georgia State University Comprehensive Program Review Schedule

* New programs are reviewed after the 3rd year, then every 5 years following.