In accordance with the policy adopted by the University Faculty Council (April 13, 1993), IUS has implemented a system of regular periodic reviews (once every 5-7 years) for all academic programs. In each case, outside peer reviewer(s) mutually agreeable to the faculty and administration are used. Appropriate support services and information are provided to the unit and the reviewer(s). The faculty of the program under review prepares a mission statement and a statement of goals to be used by the reviewer(s). All reviews address certain essential questions:
- What are the students learning? Is the curriculum of the unit consistent with the unit’s mission?
- Are the teaching, research, and service activities of the faculty consistent with the unit’s mission?
- Is the unit better than, the same as or worse than it was 5 years ago?
- What changes are needed in the next five years?