Academic program review

Students in a classroom

At VCU, academic program review provides a structured opportunity to answer three questions, take two actions, and achieve one primary outcome relative to our degree programs. The three questions are: Where are we now? Where do we want to go? How will we get there? The two actions are reflection and planning. The primary outcome is program excellence.

Academic program review is:

  • Faculty-driven, administration supported
  • Action research
  • An opportunity for rigorous, data-informed conversations
  • Positive, visionary and transformative

For more details about the benefits of academic program review, download the slide deck from the fall 2019 informational sessions

Academic program review documents

Select the links below to download important documents related to the academic program review process:


The schedule of cohorts for the academic program review process can be found below:

This schedule reflects the timeline and program order requested by each unit, and will be revisited annually to ensure the timing remains right for each program.