Program Review Committee (PRC)

Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) policy requires all programs at state four-year institutions of higher education to undergo periodic review following specific guidelines. Summaries of review results are to be reported to WSAC who then reports to the Governor and legislature. The PRC has been established to coordinate the reviews of several graduate and undergraduate programs each year. It reviews the self-studies and other materials produced by the departments and makes recommendations as to whether changes need to be made to the program. Both the Graduate Affairs Council and Undergraduate Affairs Council confirm the faculty appointments to this committee while an administrator convenes the meetings.

Upcoming Meetings: 

  • 2022: October 20 and November 17.
  • 2023: January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, and May 18.

All meetings are from 12:30 – 2:30 via Zoom. If you would like to attend, please email us and request a link.  

Current Members:

  • Robin McRae – PRC Chair (Chem/Biochem/Physics)
  • Deanna Trella (Social Work)
  • Awlad Hossain (Mechanical & Comp Engineering)
  • James McCuistion (Mechanical Engineering & Tech)
  • Beth Halaas (Social Work)
  • Jacki Tyler (History)
  • Susan Stearns (Communication Studies)
  • Angela Schwendiman (Africana Studies)
  • Chadron Hazelbaker (WAMS)
  • Greg Spatz (Creative Writing)
  • Terry MacMullan (Philosophy)
  • Angela Merlo (Physical Therapy)
  • Vacant (ASEWU member)

Ex-officio, Non-voting Members

  • Jake Morrison
  • Sarah O’Hare

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The membership of the PRC is as follows:

  • Nine faculty with three-year terms whose appointments are confirmed by both the Graduate and Undergraduate Affairs Councils:
    • Two selected from each of the following:
      • College of Arts, Letters, and Education
      • College of Business and Public Administration
      • College of Health Science and Public Health
      • College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
      • College of Social Sciences, and
    • One  selected from the Library
  • Two students with one-year terms appointed by the ASEWU
    • One undergraduate
    • One graduate student
  • An administrator from Academic Affairs who is appointed by the provost and who serves as an ex-officio member and convener of the meetings
  • The chair of the PRC is elected from the faculty membership.