Graduate Program Review - University of Houston
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The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board requires each graduate degree program to engage in a program review that provides a systematic evaluation of the quality of the program and its effectiveness in supporting UH's mission. The review of the program is to be conducted every ten years according to the THECB guidelines. The criteria for the review are identified in Rule §5.52 of the Texas Administrative Code. The self-study will be reviewed internally by the college/department and externally by evaluators with subject-matter experts who are nationally recognized for excellence in the discipline and are employed by institutions of higher education outside of Texas. Once the college has completed the self-study, external review, and institutional response, they will submit all required documents to the Graduate School, who will submit to the Academic Affairs and Research Division of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

These reviews are an important opportunity for reflection and strategic planning. They may also be included as evidence of continuous improvement in accreditation documents, when appropriate. The University of Houston is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral level degrees.

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Overview/Best Practices for Program Reviews:

Best Practices for Graduate Program Reviews
SOP–Admin 01 Graduate Program Review
Texas Administrative Code Rule 5.52

Required and Optional Templates for Review Process:

External Reviewer Qualifications (required)
Cover Sheet Accredited Program Review (required)
Cover Sheet External Program Review (required)
Cover Sheet Institutional Response (required)
Cover Sheet Self-Study (required)
Checklist for Final Submission of Documents (required)
Self-Study Template (optional)
External Program Review Template (optional)
Institutional Response Form (optional)