Program Procedures and Review

Learn about the procedures for creating or changing a program at WVU, as well as the review process for established programs.

Program Procedures and Review

The University has detailed guidelines governing the creation, change or review of programs. 

Program Procedures
WVU has a uniform, institutional standard for the categorization of all degree programs, majors, minors, areas of emphasis, and undergraduate and graduate certificate programs at locations currently served by the University. 

The relevant approval processes are implemented through the Curriculum Inventory Management (CIM) system.

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC) has the authority to review and approve academic programs that are proposed to be offered at a new location not currently served by WVU. In addition, new off-campus sites must be approved by the Higher Learning Commission prior to program delivery.

Relevant Forms:

Program Review

The purpose of institutional program review is to assess the extent to which programs align with the mission of West Virginia University, evaluate educational quality, establish accountability, review assessment practices and ensure program viability. 

The University is required to submit a summary report for each program every five years to the WVU Board of Governors and the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (W. Va. Code §18B-1B-4and 18B-2A-4).

Here is the information you'll need to conduct your program review:

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