Academic Assembly has unsuspended and reactivated the Program Review Committee (PRC) for AY23 and endorsed the following plan for managing its two main functions: curriculum proposal review and program review.
The Provost's Office will continue to manage the annual cycle of curriculum proposal review through the interim process established last year, and the restriction on the kinds of program-change and course-change proposals to be submitted is no longer in place. Working with the VP of Curriculum and Chair of PRC, we will identify significant/substantial program changes that require a full review by PRC.
Proposals for new undergraduate programs will not be received. Proposals for new graduate programs will go through the process described below.
In order to create space for rethinking our processes of academic program review and assessment at Seattle University, PRC will focus this year on completing those program reviews that have concluded or nearly concluded their self-study and are awaiting final review from the PRC. Any program scheduled to begin its periodic program review this year, and any program whose review was previously scheduled and subsequently postponed, will be asked to postpone their review until Reimagining and Revising the Curriculum is complete and a new process for review is put in place.
The postponement of program review will not apply to externally accredited programs which are subject to a different accreditation timeline—the PRC will continue to conduct its role in the review of these programs.