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McNeese State University conducts periodic reviews of all academic programs for quality and effectiveness as required by the Academic Program Review Policy. The academic program review process directs academic departments to conduct self-studies that examine a program’s faculty, curriculum, student success, and resources. The review culminates in an action plan to be integrated into annual assessment reports.

Academic Program Review Timeline

MonthAction(s)
JulyIRE will contact deans and department heads in mid-July regarding academic programs to undergo review during the upcoming academic year.
NovemberSelf-study due to IRE on the Friday before Thanksgiving.
JanuaryExternal review due to IRE on Monday of the last full week in January.
MarchInternal review due to IRE on Monday of the last full week of March.
JuneAction plan and timeline due to IRE on Friday of the last full week of June. Action plan and timeline must be constructed with input from faculty and approved by the dean, IRE, and the provost. The final, approved action plan and timeline must then be communicated to departmental faculty and staff.

Academic Program Review Templates

Academic Program Review Schedule

YearAcademic Program(s)
2021Mass Communication, BA
2022English, MA
General Studies, AGS
General Studies, BGS
Sociology, BA
2023Agricultural Sciences, BS
Health and Human Performance, MS
Mathematical Sciences, BS
2024Biological Science, BS
English, BA
Environmental Sciences, MS
Liberal Studies, BA
2025Criminal Justice, BS
Mathematical Sciences, MS
Natural Resource Conservation Management, BS
School Librarian, PBC
2026Political Science, BA
Psychology, MA (non-accredited concentrations)
Strategic Corporate Communication, PBC
2027Creative Writing, MFA
Health and Human Performance, BS
History, BA
Psychology, BS
2028Criminal Justice, MS
Health Systems Management, BS
Mass Communication, BA