Program Procedures and Review
WVU has detailed guidelines governing the creation, change or review of programs.
Procedures for Creating, Changing, and Terminating Programs
WVU has a standard definitions 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.
There is also a policy
that governs creating, changing, and terminating degree programs of all types at WVU.
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.
The purpose of institutional program review is to evaluate all academic programs for
for their consistency with mission, adequacy, viability,
effectiveness, and necessity.
purpose of these reviews is to ensure that programs are dedicated to and
engaged with a continuous improvement process and that they are directed to and
connected with the relevant resources to support the areas in which they are
striving to improve.
reviews are broadly arranged around the following areas:
Composition and Productivity
Enrollment and Graduation History
For undergraduate programs, the Undergraduate Council is responsible for conducting the initial program reviews. Graduate and professional programs are reviewed by the Graduate Council.
The University Assessment Council
is responsible for for
reviewing and revising the program review process itself.
Program Review Procedures
Here is the information you'll need to conduct your program review: