Academic Program Review at Eastern Washington University



The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), EWU’s institutional accrediting body, requires that all academic programs be reviewed on a regular basis.


Academic program review is designed to achieve the following:

  • Accountability to students, faculty, staff, and the public-at-large
  • An evaluation of the program’s strengths and challenges conducted by the following:
    • Faculty in the program
    • The Program Review Committee
    • An external reviewer (i.e., a scholar in the discipline from another university)
  • Program improvement
  • Generation of data to inform decisions about the program, faculty, and students
  • Curricular revitalization
  • Planning

Program Review Guidelines Expand

Download the Program Review Guidelines that describe the self-study process and five-year plan here.

Docket Expand

Download the docket indicating when each program is scheduled to undergo program review here.

Timeline Expand

Download the steps in the three-year program review process timeline here.

Program Review Committee Expand

Download the composition of the Program Review Committee and the current members here.