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Academic Program Review (APR)

Program reviews are the primary means by which the university evaluates the effectiveness of its units in teaching, research/creative activity, and service. The campus administration participates in the reviews and treats the process and the outcomes very seriously. Documents from the reviews, including the self-study, reviewers’ reports, and follow-up discussions, are archived in the Office of the Provost and referred to frequently. Progress toward goals is evaluated with a Mid-Cycle Review (MCR). Program reviews primarily examine 12 program dimensions.

 

2023-2024 Program Reviews

(jump to 2024-2025 Program Reviews)

Full Review – Academic Unit Current Status
Department of English
Reviewers: 

  • Karin Westman, Kansas State University
  • Emma Lipton, University of Missouri
  • Luis Cano, World Languages and Cultures, UT Knoxville
Review team report received; follow up meeting with the dean to discuss the review team report scheduled for 5-15-2024.
Department of Animal Science
Reviewers:

  • Francis Fluharty, University of Georgia
  • Richard Coffey, Oklahoma State
  • Chris Boyer, Agricultural Economics, UT Knoxville
Review team report received; follow up meeting with the dean to discuss the review team report scheduled for 5-10-2024.
School of Natural Resources
Reviewers:

  • Donald Grebner, Mississippi State University
  • Robert Swihart, Purdue University
  • Charles Sims, Department of Economics, UT Knoxville
Review team report received; follow up meeting with the dean to discuss the review team report to be scheduled.
Department of Mathematics
Reviewers:

  • Ambar Sengupta, University of Connecticut
  • Peter Olver, University of Minnesota
  • Tony Mezzacappa, Department of Physics, UT Knoxville
Review team report received; follow up meeting with the dean to discuss the review team report to be scheduled.
Department of Life Sciences
Reviewers:

  • Shin-Han Shiu, Michigan State University
  • John Heidelberg, University of Southern California
  • Chunlei Su, Department of Microbiology, UT Knoxville
Review team visit concluded; report due by May 13.
Department of Child and Family Studies

Reviewers:

  • Ming Cui, Florida State University
  • Michelle Toews, Kansas State University
  • Jessica Hay, Department of Psychology, UT Knoxville
Review team visit concluded; report due by May 20.
Mid-Cycle Review – Academic Unit
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Reviewers:

  • Barry Barnett, University of Kentucky
  • Steven Deller, University of Wisconsin
  • Christopher Stripling, Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication, UT Knoxville
Review process complete.
Department of Psychology & Neuroscience
Reviewers:

  • Cindy Carlson, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Don RojasColorado State University
  • Courtney Cronley, College of Social Work, UT Knoxville
Review process complete.
Department of Chemistry
Reviewers:

  • Jonathan Amster, University of Georgia
  • Jim Tanko, Virginia Tech
  • Jen Schweitzer, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, UT Knoxville
Review process complete.

2024-2025 Program Reviews

Academic Program Reviews 2024-2025
Geography & Sustainability
(October 27-29, 2024)
Data Science & Engineering
(November 17-20, 2024)
Biosystems Engineering & Soil Science
(January 5-8, 2025)
Plant Sciences
(January 12-15, 2025)
Political Science
(January 26-29, 2025)
Ed Leadership & Policy Studies (ELPS)
(February 2-5, 2025)
Physics & Astronomy
(February 9-12, 2025)
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
(February 16-19, 2025)
History
(February 23-26, 2025)
Theory & Practice in Teacher Education
(March 2-5, 2025)
Nursing
(March 9-12, 2025)
 
Mid-Cycle Reviews: Fall 2024

(Full Review: 2018-2019)

Energy Science & Engineering
(September 15-17, 2024)
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
(September 22-24, 2024)

2025-2026 Program Reviews

2026-2027 Program Reviews

2027-2028 Program Reviews

2028-2029 Program Reviews

 

Questions about the program review process?  Contact Jennifer Meunier.