University of Hawaiʻi Administrative Policy E5.202 and Board of Regent Policy 5.1.a require the periodic review (every seven years at UH Hilo) of all areas of instruction to determine the extent to which programs are meeting their stated objectives and the extent to which these objectives are still appropriate and relevant to the college and University missions. In addition, the University’s accrediting commission, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), requires that program reviews focus strongly on the assessment of student learning and on the continuous improvement of teaching and learning.
The guidelines and procedures for program review have been revised continuously since 2001; the current document and the schedule for the cycle of reviews are posted on the VCAA’s Program Review website.
In Spring 2013, the UH Hilo Faculty Congress approved a substantial revision of the program review process. Plans for implementation are being developed in the VCAA’s Office, once approved, the new guidelines will be posted on the VCAA's webpage.
Updated November 2014 by SW.