Program Review Status Tracker

Last Updated
08/12/2022
Description

This tracker provides the current review status and next review due date information for the hundreds of academic programs of various types subject to program review. Program review provides a time for program faculty to analyze the quality of their academic programs as a whole, to affirm ways that the program is working well, and to implement improvements. Program reviews must be completed at least once every ten years under UW-Madison faculty policy.

Report URL
https://go.wisc.edu/program_review_tracker
Data Cookbook URL (requires authorization)
https://uwmadison.datacookbook.com/institution/reports/37610/versions/50947
Data Domain(s)
Academic Planning
Access Restrictions
UW-Madison Employees (NetID Required)
Update Schedule
review status information updated directly in the tracker by APIR

Definitions

Name Functional Definition Data Domains
School or College

Those faculty units headed by a dean. The dean is the chief executive officer of the school or college, and is appointed by the chancellor under search and screen procedures as set forth in 6.49. The dean must hold a tenured faculty rank as set forth in Chapter 7 of these rules. Other subunits of the university that include the term "school" in their titles are not considered schools for purposes of this chapter; they may be designated by the chancellor, in consultation with the University Committee, as equivalent to departments for any or all of the purposes described in Chapter 5. A school or college shall be created or discontinued, or the name of an existing school or college changed, by the chancellor after consultation with the University Committee, subject to the approval of the Board of Regents. Creation of a school or college with academic programs at the post-baccalaureate graduate or professional level is also subject to the approval of the legislature. Recommendations concerning these matters shall be reported to the faculties of the schools or colleges directly affected and to the senate for discussion.

Academic Planning, Employee Record, Research Administration, Student Record
Department (Academic Structure)

An entity approved by academic governance to serve at least one of three academic purposes: serve as the academic home for a plan, serve as the academic home of a subject, or serve as a faculty tenure home. The status of an academic organization as academic owner is established through faculty/shared governance approval process; each plan and subject has one academic organization designated as an academic owner. Academic organizations are tied to the budgetary UDD (A####).

Academic Planning, Employee Record
Plan Code (Academic)

A code representing an approved academic offering such as a major, minor, or certificate within an academic career and program.

Academic Planning, Student Record
Transcript Description

The official description of the academic structure entity as it appears on the student transcript.

Academic Planning
Named Option

A named option is a formally documented sub-major within an academic major program.

Academic Planning, Student Record
Academic Year

An academic year consists of sequential summer, fall, spring terms. For example, the 2011-12 academic years includes summer 2011, fall 2011, and spring 2012.

Academic Planning