Academic Program Review

Programs at the University of Redlands undergo cyclical review in order to insure academic excellence, assess educational effectiveness, and develop realistic plans for improvement. The program review process is designed to foster collective reflection by faculty members and students about their program’s strengths, weaknesses, goals and mission. Programs provide a comprehensive analysis of quality based on evidence, supplemented by an external evaluation by qualified reviewers. The results of program review meaningfully inform institutional planning, resource allocation, and decision-making at the University.

Understanding the Program Review Process:

graphic representation of the process

The Program Review Guidelines

The Self-Study Guidelines

The faculty-adopted Core Competency definitions

The data provided by programs and the administration

The program review schedule, 2013-2019

The program review schedule, 2011-2017

Documents and Templates Used by Programs:

The template for the five year plan

The template for selecting peer institutions

Directions for credit hour verification

The credit hour verification template 

The template for yearly reports on approved action plans

Documents Used by the External Reviewers:

The rubric used by external reviewers

The guidelines for external reviewers


There are more than 1,700 trees on the University of Redlands campus.

In April 2010, it was designated a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. Redlands is among just three other colleges or universities in California to receive this designation.

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