Pre-EER Academic Program Review
Since 1971, the CSU Trustees have required that regular, qualitative review of existing programs be conducted by campuses. General education programs as well as degree programs are subject to such reviews. Results from the reviews were to be submitted to the Chancellor's Office for summary presentation at the Board of Trustees' January meetings.
CSU, Chico has subjected its non-accredited undergraduate and graduate programs to five-year reviews. Early reviews addressed four goals: a) educational quality, b) academic environment, c) creative, scholarly and scientific endeavors, and d) community service and regional outreach. Later program reviews were designed to more closely tie program performance to the strategic plan of the university and evaluated five major areas: 1) creation of high quality learning environments, 2) information literacy, 3) faculty development and scholarly activities, 4) service learning, and 5) performance-based budgeting.
For historical purposes, here are some guidelines of earlier five-year program reviews: