WV Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC) requires all state institutions of higher learning to continuously review academic degree programs in a five-year rotation to assess viability, adequacy, necessity, assessment of student learning, and consistency with the institution’s mission.
The Assessment and Accreditation Committee is responsible for evaluating assessment of student learning for all degree programs. Review occurs as mandated in policy by the HEPC in the Board of Governors (BOG) Program Review, and every spring semester approximately five to six programs are evaluated.
In the spring of 2015, Program Review documents were submitted for Biology, English, and Graphic Design, and an assessment update was submitted for Social Sciences and Mathematics. All documents are submitted to IR&A by February 1. In addition, Nursing and Dental Hygiene, regionally accredited programs, are included in the 2015 cycle. Summary documents for 2014-15 include: Biology, Dental Hygiene, English, Graphic Design, Nursing.
In the spring of 2016 West Liberty began using LiveText to collect program review assessment reports. The A&A Committee evaluates the reports using a rubric, and provides assessment feedback and recommendations for all programs. The 2015-16 cycle includes: (Chemistry, Communication, Psychology, Criminal Justice, BLA) An executive summary is provided to the West Liberty Board of Governors who approved the 2016 reviews at their April 13, 2016 meeting. A summary document for each program is submitted in May to the Higher Education Policy Commission, and it is also collected within the LiveText platform.
(PR Matrix) Undergraduate program review reports due for the spring of 2017 include: Communication, Social Work, Music BM, and the MAED. Assessment updates are required for Criminal Justice, Social Sciences, DMD, and English.