5.  PROGRAM REVIEW

a.  In cooperation with the state universities, the Board will maintain a program review cycle and a review process that will allow the universities to demonstrate that they are delivering quality programs consistent with their mission. 

b.  The review of degree programs shall encompass all levels of academic degrees from associate to doctoral.  Program reviews are institutionally based and follow the departmental or unit structure of the institution.  “Program” means an academic plan that is approved by the appropriate governing board and leads to an award, for example, a degree or a career/technical certificate. 

c.  The Vice President for Academic Affairs shall provide guidelines for the Program Review process and, as part of the review of institutional reports, will include consideration of the Board-approved minima tables.