Ohio Northern University recognizes the need for continued revision of academic programs. Program review establishes a baseline understanding of opportunities and challenges in academic programs. All academic programs will engage in the program review process at least every seven years to ensure that programs are maintained at the highest level of quality possible; the review will contribute to an institutional perspective for planning and budgetary decision-making. (All programs have been assigned a review date according to this schedule.) The selected program undergoing program review must generate a self-study report, which describes the academic program using a common set of institutionally determined standards. The Program Review Committee is responsible for evaluating the self-study report generated by the selected programs.
The Program Review Committee shall be composed of an elected member from each college, a representative from the University library, and two at-large members. The Program Review Committee will assess the self-study reports, utilizing the guidelines for addition and deletion of programs in the Faculty Handbook, Appendix 5, Section IV. Once the program has conducted the review, all material will be sent to the Program Review Committee, who will evaluate this submission based on a rubric. The Committee will then make a recommendation to the Provost for Continuation, Conditional Continuation, or Deletion. The Provost will make the final determination and notify the program of their outcome via a letter that specifically outlines the details of why the decision was made.