WVU faculty who have recently been through the Board of Governors program review process share their advice, experiences, and what they learned while going through program review.
- Example of an excellent graduate self-study: MSW Social Work
- Example of an excellent undergraduate self-study: BSLA Landscape Architecture
- Example of an excellent follow-up report from the
BA in Psychology (WVUIT)
- Every year there is are two workshops / trainings on BOG program review: one in April and one in September.
- The September 2022 workshop will be on September 15th from 11am to 1pm at the College of Law's Fitzsimmons Event Hall.
- Every year there is a training on using APS for annual reporting in fall.
- Training in fall 2022 will be conducted via Zoom on Thursday, September 29th from 1 to 2:30 and on Friday, September 30th from 10 to 11:30am.
- Fall 2021's BOG program review workshop was recorded and made available via MyMediaSites.
- How do I submit my self-study?
- Once the Qualtrics form is complete, simply click the "Submit" button at the
end of the form.
- If I'm completing the self-study in Qualtrics, how do I save my work?
- Hitting the "Next/Save" button at the bottom of each screen will save whatever
changes have been made to the form, even if that particular screen is not yet
- If I'm completing the self-study in Qualtrics, how do I get more than one person access to the self-study form?
- Program points of contact who received the link to the Qualtrics form can simply forward that link onto any other faculty or staff that they would like to work on the program review.
NOTE: If more than one person is working on the form simultaneously, you
may get an error message telling you when Qualtrics is unable to save changes.
- If I have any technical issues with Qualtrics, who do I contact?
- Send any correspondence regarding technical issues or complications to the
Assistant Provost for Curriculum and Assessment.
- Is there anything I need to keep in mind if I'm working on the self-study in the Word document?
- The Word document is an export of the Qualtrics form. The only difference to
keep in mind while using it is that the Word document won't enforce the 2500
character limit for sections that carry that restriction.
- Do I have to use the standardized data that was provided to me?
- Yes. Programs are expected to reference the data they receive from the Director
of Assessment in the relevant sections. Programs may provide additional data
for context or further explanation but reviewers will also receive the standardized
data and will expect programs to address that data in their self-studies.
- How is program review different for programs with specialized accreditation?
- Programs that have specialized accreditation are expected to provide copies of all relevant documents from their accrediting body, including their most recent self-study. These programs may then provide concise summaries for each of the program review sections and indicate where further information may be found in the accreditation self-study.
- Do programs still have to provide faculty data sheets or CVs?
- No. Should the Graduate Council or Undergraduate Council reviewers request faculty
CVs, they will be provided to the Council members by the Assistant Provost
for Curriculum and Assessment using Digital Measures.