As guided by 2017: The Centennial Plan, Johnson & Wales University is committed to strengthen itself through continuous improvement of academic programs and accountability for student learning. At the heart of the university’s vision is the goal of providing “ambitious, purposeful students with the foundation to flourish personally and professionally”. This critical objective is accomplished, in part, through the university’s Academic Program Review process. The purpose of the Academic Program Review is to assure program quality and identify opportunities for improvement in a time of increased emphasis on accountability and assessment. The process is faculty driven and provides collegial time to reflect on an existing program so as to refine and enhance program offerings to meet the evolving needs of students and the expectations of their employers.
Self-Evaluation ReportProgram leadership and faculty spend four to six months preparing a comprehensive written self-evaluation report assessing the program against established criteria. The report is submitted to the Provost’s Office.
On-Site Evaluation by External Review Team
External Review Team Report
Program Action PlanBased upon the self-evaluation report and the external report, program leadership and faculty develop a formal written five-year Program Action Plan that determines measurable objectives to address issues raised during the program review.
The Program Action Plan is then submitted to the Provost’s Office for review and approval and used to guide program improvement during the ensuing five-year period.
For more information, contact the Office of Institutional Effectiveness at 401-598-2028.