Program Review and Annual Reports

What is program review?

Program review is a cyclical process for evaluating and continuously enhancing the quality of academic, co-academic, and co-curricular programs. All programs at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University conduct in-depth reviews every ten years with the option of a mid-cycle review at year 5. Programs with specialized accreditation use those processes to promote programmatic improvement in lieu of the college/university process.

Regular program review is a required element for Higher Learning Commission regional accreditation because of its important role in assuring programs are meeting the needs of current and future students. Other potential benefits include:

  • Refining program goals and student learning outcomes;
  • Redesigning or creating new curricula to improve student learning and reflect the latest developments in the discipline;
  • Recalibrating the program’s assessment plan;
  • Improving the program’s ability to attract, retain, and serve students well;
  • Revising the staffing plan to meet the needs of the students and curriculum; and,
  • Identifying gaps and attending to current program issues, such as diversity and inclusion, professional development, mentoring, resources, and so forth.

How does CSB/SJU conduct program review?

Programs undergoing review are provided a comprehensive Program Review Guidebook at the onset of the program review. The Program Review Guidebook is updated annually. Please contact OAAE to obtain the most current version of the Guidebook.

Program Review Schedule

2019-2021: (Cohort II)

  • English
  • Environmental Studies*
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Languages and Cultures
  • Latino/Latin American Studies*

2020-2022: (Cohort III)

  • Accounting/Finance*
  • Economics
  • Global Business Leadership*
  • Political Science

2021-2023: (Cohort IV)

  • Art
  • Asian Studies
  • Gender Studies*
  • Peace Studies
  • Sociology
  • Theater
  • Theology

2022-2024: (Cohort V)

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology*
  • Computer Science
  • Integrative Science
  • Mathematics*
  • Physics*

2023-2025: (Cohort I)

  • Communication*
  • Environmental Studies
  • Exercise and Health Science*
  • History*
  • Psychology

Key = * optional mid-cycle review

Help us showcase the CSB/SJU learning goals and the great work of our students, faculty and staff.

College of Saint Benedict Saint John’s University

Contact the Office of Academic Assessment and Effectiveness

Catherine Bohn-Gettler, Ph.D.
[email protected]

Holly K. Christie, M.A., M.Ed.
Assistant Director
[email protected]