Self-Assessment Guide: Evaluating an Existing Program

March 14, 2024

Regularly evaluating your university’s existing programs is key to remaining relevant and meeting the evolving needs of learners and industries. This guide shows how routine auditing of curriculum effectiveness, learner outcomes, faculty engagement, and resource allocation can pinpoint areas of strength and opportunities for improvement. Key takeaways include:

  • Familiarizing yourself with current market research will show you the emerging trends related to your program and the industry outlook.
  • Regular communication with industry partners and placement staff helps to align your program with changes to skills in the industry and student expectations.
  • Accreditation requirements are not static; take action if your program needs re-accreditation.
  • Refine learning objectives according to market demands and accreditation requirements; show students the connection between course learnings and the workplace.
  • Review all feedback and engagement and retention data to determine gaps; ensure the program maps to the skills expected by students and the industry.
  • Evaluate existing courses using a proven framework that assesses personalization, inclusivity, multiple modalities, engagement, and active and collaborative learning.

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