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 2016 West Liberty began using LiveText to collect program review assessment reports. The A&A Committee evaluates the reports using the program review rubric, and provides assessment feedback and recommendations for all programs. Program review reports due for the spring of 2017 included: Social Work, and the MAED, the first of West Liberty’s Master’s programs to cycle through the program review process. Assessment updates were submitted for Communications, Criminal Justice, Social Sciences, and English.
Program review reports due for the spring of 2018 include: Business Administration, BM Music, and Social Sciences. Assessment updates are scheduled for Speech Pathology, Biology, English, and Visual Communication.