Committee on Academic Program Review. Files, 1991-2007.

Collection Overview

Title: Committee on Academic Program Review. Files, 1991-2007.

Record Series: 03/02/11

Creator: Office of Academic Affairs

Date: 1991-2007

Extent: 23.75 linear feet, 19 boxes

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.

Language: This material is entirely in English.

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RESTRICTED USE. This collection may be used only with the permission of the Head of the Office of Academic Affairs.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item] in the Committee on Academic Review Files, 1991-2007, Archives Record Series 03/02/11, [box and folder number], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

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Historical Note

Professor Herbert Safford, the first chair of the Committee on Academic Program Review, believed that the committee records were valuable historical documents that warranted preservation in the University Archives.  Professor Susan Koch, Head of the Office of Academic Affairs and the person to whom the committee reported, agreed.  Consequently, the first shipment of files, covering reviews conducted from 1991 through 1997, arrived in the Archives in 2001.  Additional files continue to be sent to the University Archives two to three years after the date of the review.

Scope and Content

The Committee on Academic Program Review was established to provide the administrative framework for conducting periodic reviews of the academic programs of the University of Northern Iowa.  The reviews are wide-ranging and thorough surveys of the quality of academic programs.

The files in this record series consist, first, of the committee's administrative documents, including memos, correspondence, directions for writing or revising reviews, and schedules for external reviewers.  Second, the files also include the much more voluminous self-studies conducted by academic departments of their own academic programs on about a five year rotation.

The self-studies offer assessments of a department's accomplishments, opportunities, strengths, and weaknesses.  As such, the assessments include substantial information about the curriculum, student outcomes, public programming, and faculty of the university's academic programs. Material is arranged chronologically.  Program reviews may include a committee administrative file, a self-study, and one or more external reviews.  In some cases, committee administrative files include material that refers to more than one review.

Inventory

Box 1

  • History of academic program review, 1974-1991
  • Detailed review procedures, 1992-2002
  • Committee annual reports, 1991-1992, 1992-1993, 1993-1994, 1994-1995
  • Committee administrative files, 1991-1992, 1992-1993, 1993-1994, 1994-1995, 1995-1996, 1996-1997, 1998-1999, 2000-2001
  • Committee Web site
  • Committee annual report procedure
  • Student Outcomes Assessment procedures, 2005-2006, 2008-2009, 2009-2010
  • Student Outcomes Assessment Committee, minutes, 1997-1998
  • Student Outcomes Assessments, 1996-1997
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Humanities and Fine Arts
  • College of Natural Sciences
  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Box 1A

  • Academic Program Reviews, 1991-1992
    • Curriculum and Instruction
    • Educational Technology and Communication and Training
    • Library Science
  • Computer Applications in Education

    • Educational Media Center
    • Management
    • Communication and Theatre Arts
    • Finance
    • History
    • Psychology
       
  • Academic Program Reviews, 1992-1993
    • Curriculum and Instruction
      • Elementary Education, Middle School
      • Reading and Language Arts
      • Early Childhood Education
      • Education of the Gifted
    • Economics

Box 2

  • Academic Program Reviews, 1992-1993, continued
    • Curriculum and Instruction, continued
      • Education of the Gifted
    • Economics
    • Art
    • Industrial Technology
      • Construction Management
      • Electromechanical Systems
      • Manufacturing Technology
      • General Industry and Technology
      • Graphic Communications
      • Master of Arts in Technology
      • Doctor of Industrial Technology
    • English Language and Literature and TESOL

Box 3

  • Academic Program Reviews, 1992-1993, continued
    • Communicative Disorders
    • Special Education
      • Undergraduate Program
      • Graduate Program
    • Educational Psychology and Foundations
    • School Psychology
    • Master of Arts in Education: Teaching
    • Master of Arts in Education: General Educational Psychology
    • Educational Media Center (Academic Services Program Review)
  • Academic Program Reviews, 1993-1994
    • Geography
    • Teaching
    • Biology

Box 4

  • Academic Program Reviews, 1993-1994, continued
    • Biology, continued
    • Modern Languages
    • Accounting
    • Russian and East European Area Studies
       
  • Academic Program Reviews, 1994-1995
    • Music
    • Political Science
    • Marketing

Box 5

  • Academic Program Reviews, 1994-1995, continued
    • Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Studies
    • Mathematics
    • Doctor of Education
    • Educational Administration and Counseling
      • Counseling
      • Educational Administration
      • Post Secondary Education: Student Affairs
    • General Studies
    • Humanities

Box 6

  • Academic Program Reviews, 1994-1995, continued
    • Military Science
    • Environmental Perceptions
       
  • Academic Program Reviews, 1995-1996
    • Philosophy and Religion
      • Religion
      • Philosophy
      • Ethics
    • Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology
    • Chemistry
  • Academic Program Reviews, 1996-1997
    • Biology
    • Design, Family and Consumer Sciences
    • Physics

Box 7

  • Academic Program Reviews, 1996-1997, continued
    • Public Policy
    • Women's Studies
       
  • Academic Program Reviews, 1997-1998
    • Master of Business Administration
    • Earth Science
    • Social Work
  • Academic Program Reviews, 1998-1999
    • Science
      • Undergraduate
      • Graduate
    • Environmental Science/Technology
    • Science Education
      • Undergraduate
      • Graduate

Box 8

  • Academic Program Reviews, 1998-1999, continued
    • Finance
    • Psychology
    • Curriculum and Instruction
      • Communication and Training Technology
      • School Library Media Studies
      • Educational Technology
         
  • Academic Program Reviews, 1999-2000
    • History
    • Special Education, undergraduate program

Box 9

  • Academic Program Reviews, 1999-2000, continued
    • Special Education, graduate program
    • Computer Science
    • Management
      • Management
      • Management Information Systems
      • Business Teaching
    • Communication Studies
      • Communication Studies
      • Electronic Media

Box 10

  • Academic Program Reviews, 1999-2000, continued
    • Communication Studies, continued
      • Mass Communications
    • Theate
    • Curriculum and Instruction
      • Early Childhood Education
      • Middle School/Junior High School Education
      • Elementary Education
      • Reading and Language Arts
      • Education of the Gifted
  • Academic Program Reviews, 2000-2001
    • English Language and Literature and TESOL
    • Geography

Box 11

  • Academic Program Reviews, 2000-2001, continued
    • Economics
    • Inter-American Studies
    • Russian and East European Area Studies
    • Industrial Technology
      • Undergraduate
      • Graduate
      • Technology Education
    • Educational Psychology and Foundations
      • Master of Arts in Education--Educational Psychology
      • Master of Arts in Education: Educational Psychology; Professional Development for Teachers
      • Specialist in Education

Box 12

  • Academic Program Reviews, 2001-2002
    • Accounting
    • Art
    • Mathematics
    • Political Science
      • Undergraduate Liberal Arts and Teaching
      • Undergraduate Public Administration

Box 13

  • Academic Program Reviews, 2001-2002, continued
    • Student Teaching
       
  • Academic Program Reviews, 2002-2003
    • Anthropology, Sociology, and Criminology
      • Anthropology
      • Sociology
      • Criminology
    • Chemistry
    • Communicative Disorders
    • Doctor of Education
    • Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
      • Educational Leadership

Box 14

  • Academic Program Reviews, 2002-2003, continued
    • Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education, continued
      • Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs
      • Mental Health Counseling; School Counseling
    • Humanities
    • Marketing
       
  • Academic Program Reviews, 2003-2004
    • Biology
    • General Studies
    • Bachelor of Liberal Studies
    • Design, Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Detailed Procedures for Academic Program Review 2003-2004

Box 15

  • Academic Program Reviews, 2003-2004, continued
    • Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services
      • Health Promotion and Education
      • Leisure, Youth, and Human Services
      • Physical Education
    • Modern Languages
    • Physics
    • Public Policy--Graduate
       
  • Academic Program Reviews, 2004-2005
    • Earth Science
    • Master of Business Administration
  • Detailed Procedures for Academic Program Review 2005-2006

Box 16

  • Academic Program Reviews, 2004-2005, continued
    • Philosophy and Religion
      • Philosophy
      • Religion
    • Women's Studies
       
  • Academic Program Reviews, 2005-2006
    • Psychology, graduate program
    • Environmental programs, MS in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Technology, and Environmental Health
    • Curriculum and Instruction
      • School Library Media Studies Program:  MA program and undergraduate minor
      • Instructional Technology, Performance and Training Technology Master's Program
      • Instructional Technology, Performance and Training Technology Program
      • Instructional Technology, Instructional Technology Master's Program
    • Psychology, undergraduate program
       
  • Academic Program Reviews, 2006-2007
    • Business teaching major
    • Communication Studies
      • Communication division
      • Electronic media
  • Detailed Procedures for Academic Program Review 2007-2008

Box 17

  • Academic Program Reviews, 2006-2007, continued
    • Communication Studies, continued
      • Mass Communications
      • Graduate program

Curriculum and Instruction

  • Early Childhood Education, undergraduate
  • Early Childhood Education, M. A. E.
  • Literacy Education
  • Finance
  • History, undergraduate
  • Management major
  • Management information systems major
  • Theatre

Academic Program Reviews, 2007-2008

  • Curriculum and Instruction
    • Elementary Education, undergraduate
    • Elementary Education, graduate
    • Middle level division, undergraduate
    • Middle level division, graduate

Box 18

Academic Program Reviews, 2007-2008, continued

  • Economics
  • Educational Psychology and Foundations--School Psychology
  • English
  • Geography--undergraduate and graduate
  • Industrial Technology

Electrical and Information Engineering Technology, undergraduate

Technology Education and Training, undergraduate

Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid prepared by University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson, February 2007; modified April 23, 2014 (GP). Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, November 2017 and February 2018. Linear Feet updated August 16, 2017.

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