The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is required to periodically review all academic programs for both the Academic Planning Committee (APC) and the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education (CCPE).
To meet the goals and objectives of the Board of Regents to maintain UNL’s mission of excellence, the review process has several components:
- internal self-study
- external review of the program
- final report that provides a clear plan for applying the results of the review
- specific responses to the review developed by the vice chancellor, deans, and department heads.
Within the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR), the principal outcomes from reviews are verification of the unit’s vision for the future and changes in the unit’s programs. The program review is a logical addition to visioning and program planning that adds credibility and validity to the unit’s “blueprint” for the future. The review aims to focus on future contributions of the unit as a community of scholars working toward a common set of values, goals, mission, and vision.