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SAUP Program Review: Report Template

Reports should be concise and answer basic questions:

  • Specifically, how did the committee conduct research in support of the self-study?
  • What findings/conclusions were drawn as a result of the research? (What appears to be true about the unit, particularly in relation tits mission, vision, and values?)
  • What recommendations does the committee suggest in concert with the AVP and director to make improvements in the unit’s performance?

Executive Summary

  • Brief Overview of Program Review
  • Findings/Conclusions
    • Relevant statements of apparent fact related to the study based on trends from research. May reflect departmental strengths, departmental weaknesses, constituent perceptions, etc.
  • Recommendations based on findings
    • Should be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Framed

Primary Report

  • Introductory Statement
  • Overview
    • Detailed description of Program Review
    • Mission, vision, values of unit from Self-Study Binder
    • Key elements of SWOT analysis from Self-Study Binder
  • Program Review Committee (Name, department, committee role, subcommittee responsibility, etc.)
  • Research
    • Overview
    • Research Subcommittee #1
      • Description of research, key findings
    • Research Subcommittee #2
      • Description of research, key findings
    • Research Subcommittee #3
      • Description of research, key findings
    • Etc.
  • Appendices
    • External Reviewer’s Report (if applicable)
    • Comparison of Department Versus Industry Standard from Self-
    • Study
    • Relevant Assessment Results (if applicable)
    • Findings/Recommendations from Subcommittee #1
    • Findings/Recommendations from Subcommittee #2
    • Findings/Recommendations from Subcommittee #3
    • Etc.
    • Raw data from Subcommittee #1
    • Raw data from Subcommittee #2
    • Raw data from Subcommittee #3
    • Etc.