Evaluation Criteria

 

Criteria Weighting Comparison

Academic Programs
Academic Program Criteria Definitions

Academic Support and Administrative Programs (ASAP)
Academic Support and Administrative Program Criteria Definitions

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Academic Program Criteria

 Criterion 1: History, Development and Expectations 
This criterion looks to the past to provide the program with the opportunity to explain its history and development and to show the degree to which the program has adapted over time.

Criterion 2: External Demand
This criterion examines current and anticipated levels of the interest in this program from stakeholders outside of campus.

Criterion 3: Internal Demand 
This criterion examines the extent to which this program supports other programs internal to the University.

Criterion 4: Quality of Program Inputs
This criterion examines the quality of this program’s resources (e.g., faculty, students, facilities, equipment, etc.) and the practices and activities in place to take advantage of those resources.

Criterion 5: Quality of Program Outcomes
This criterion assesses the quality of teaching, learning, research/creative, and academic service activities achieved by the program.

Criterion 6: Size, Scope, and Productivity
This criterion looks at the program’s size and scope (the breadth and depth of what it does) and seeks to determine if it is appropriately sized to meet demand and to deliver quality outcomes in an effective and efficient way.

Criterion 7: Revenue and Resources Generated
This criterion assesses revenues generated by the program.

Criterion 8: Costs and Other Expenses 
This criterion assesses costs incurred by the program.

Criterion 9: Importance
This criterion allows the program to build on evidence provided in earlier criteria and to offer summative comments about the ways in which the program is essential to the University.

Criterion 10: Opportunity Analysis
This criterion looks to the future and allows programs to suggest how they might seize sustainable opportunities to benefit the program and the University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academic Support and Administrative Program Criteria

Criterion 1: History and Function 
This criterion provides an overview of the program’s mandate, central function, and goals. It also examines the degree to which the program has adapted and responded to change over time.

Criterion 2: Demand
This criterion examines the extent to which this program is used by other programs or stakeholders within the University and/or outside of the University.

Criterion 3: Quality 
This criterion seeks to measure the quality of a program’s inputs (e.g. quality of staff, facilities, equipment, practices, activities, etc.), and to assess the quality of the outcomes achieved by the program.

Criterion 4: Size, Scope, and Productivity
This criterion looks at the program’s size and scope (the breadth and depth of what it does) and seeks to determine if it is appropriately sized to meet demand and to deliver quality outcomes in an effective and efficient way.

Criterion 5: Costs and Revenue
This criterion examines the cost-effectiveness of the program

Criterion 6: Importance
This criterion allows the program to build on evidence provided in earlier criteria and to offer summative comments about the ways in which the program is essential to the University.

Criterion 7: Opportunity Analysis