Department External Reviews

External academic reviews provide an opportunity for each academic department to reflect, self-assess, and plan; they generate in-depth useful communication between the department and the school leadership, thus offering a vehicle to inform planning and decision-making; and they invite candid assessment by external experts, that can generate new directions in scholarship and teaching.  

All departments, degree-granting graduate fields, and centers are reviewed once every 8 years. Whenever possible, programs and centers that can be associated with a department are reviewed with the department.

Departmental Review Guide

Review Data Requirements

External Review Tips

Reviewer Travel Guide