Program Reviews at the University of Missouri-St Louis: Guidelines for Administrative Units
Administrative units were first reviewed under the Five-Year Review cycle during summer and fall 2006. Because of their varied activities, the units were encouraged to adapt the guidelines to fit their particular situation.
Because of the impact that administrative units have across campus, stakeholders consisting of students, faculty, staff, and external constituents were often invited to give input to the review team. The campus review team also consisted of a mix of faculty, a staff member, and a times a student.
The external reviewer was often from the University of Missouri System or another campus in the System. Their familiarity with System administrative procedures reduced the time needed to acclimate the reviewer to our processes.
The general Guidelines offered a point of departure for the unit to conduct its self-study. The Itinerary demonstrates how different stakeholders were scheduled to meet with the team. The Reviewer Template guided the reviewers as they conducted the site visit and wrote their reports.