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 effectiveness. Each program being reviewed must complete a self-study, have the self-study reviewed and analyzed, and then gain approval from the Provost.

The Office of Institutional Research 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 follows the following calendar:

  1. CPR reports will be due February 14 th of the Spring semester  for those on the applicable cycle. Reports should be turned in to the Institutional Effectiveness Review Board (IERB) and the Office of IR.
  2. The IERB will provide feedback on the reports by March 13 th to the Deans.
  3. The Deans will review and submit responses to the Provost by April 10th  
  4. The Provost will provide feedback and complete BOR Report by May 15th .
  5. The unit responses to the Provost and the IERB are due by June 1st and will be posted to the CPR website.
  6. The final Provost's review report will be submitted to 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.