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Academic Program Review

Managed by The Office of Academic Effectiveness, Academic Program Review evaluates MSU Denver's educational programs offered in a consistent, thorough way for the purpose of assessing the academic quality, efficiency, and accountability of the programs. Program reviews operate within the context of state accountability systems and the process assists the University in maintaining accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission.

For the purpose of Academic Program Review, the definition of a program is an academic group with a set credit bearing curriculum as defined by industry standards and managed by institutional accreditation.

Altogether, MSU Denver students may choose from more than 200 academic options, including concentrations within majors, the individualized degree program, and teacher preparation in early childhood, elementary, K-12, secondary, or special education.

Academic Program Review encompasses undergraduate and graduate program options offered by the University.

Contact: Lou Moss

Policy/Process Implementation
Phone: 303-605-5279

2020-21 Academic Program Review Committee (APRC) Membership:

Member Representative Area
Sue Ahrendt School of Education
Micah Battson College of Professional Studies
Theresa Diponio College of Business
William Gustashaw School of Education 
Jeff Lewis College of Business
Emily Ondracek-Peterson   College of Letters, Arts and Sciences 
Helen You College of Professional Studies










In April of 2019, a redesign of the University's Academic Program Review process was approved by The Office of Academic Affairs' senior leadership team (A2), during which time the 2-Year Program Progress Report has been added to the Academic Program Review evaluation process. The Office of Academic Effectiveness is currently working with deans, chairs, and other stakeholders to implement all procedural changes to Academic Program Review. 


Documents and Forms:

Academic Program Review Schedule 2019-2027   
2-Year Program Progress Report (blank)  
External Site Reviewer Approval Request Form 
Academic Program Review Guidelines 2020-21


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