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Assessment and Reporting: Certificate Programs

Posted: November 11, 2015 at 10:59 pm, Last Updated: August 13, 2020 at 3:09 pm

Certificate Definition[1]   A certificate is defined as a non-degree program complementary to a degree that requires at least 24 undergraduate or 12 graduate credits. For each undergraduate certificate, at least 15 credits used to fulfill its requirements cannot be used to fulfill the requirements of a major, concentration, minor, or another undergraduate certificate. The […]

APR Guides and Templates

Posted: November 13, 2013 at 4:19 pm, Last Updated: April 4, 2022 at 5:11 pm

If you need a guide or template from a previous year, please contact OIEP at or 703-993-8834.   Resources for Academic Units Reporting in 2022 APR Guide for 2022 Reports APR Template for 2022 Reports   Resources for Academic Units Reporting in 2023 APR Guide for 2023 Reports APR Template for 2023 Reports APR […]

APR External Review Teams

Posted: June 19, 2013 at 1:40 pm, Last Updated: March 4, 2022 at 3:48 pm

Beginning in Fall 2021, all units starting the Academic Program Review process with have their APR self-study reviewed by an external review team of 2-4 disciplinary faculty from departmental peer or aspirant institutions.  The external review team is charged with evaluating the effectiveness of the academic unit (department, school, or individual program), as well as […]

Academic Program Review

Posted: February 19, 2013 at 2:50 pm, Last Updated: April 1, 2022 at 4:24 pm

Overview of APR   Academic Program Review is a multi-year process in which an academic unit identifies the mission, goals, and learning outcomes of its degree programs. The unit, with help from the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning, uses a variety of data sources to measure whether program goals and learning outcomes are being […]