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Academic Program Review (University Level)

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

Program Manager, Academic Effectiveness
Policy/Process Implementation
Phone: 303-605-5279

2019-20 University Program Review Committee (UPRC) Membership:

Member Representative Area
Sue Ahrendt School of Education
Zsuzsa Balogh College Professional Studies
David Bechtold College of Business
William Gustashaw School of Education 
Andrew Holt College of Business
Jeff Lewis College of Business
Shawn Meek College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Emily Ondracek-Peterson   College of Letters, Arts and Sciences 
Lisa Ortiz 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:

University Program Review Schedule   
2-Year Program Progress Report  
Site Reviewer Approval Request Form 


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