The University of Missouri System requires an examination of the activities of programs with attention given to teaching and research. The University of Missouri's Collected Rules and Regulations have policies on program review and program audit. To implement those policies the University of Missouri-St. Louis has conducted program reviews since 1983. Program review has evolved significantly since then into a much more sophisticated and serious part of our overall assessment plan. How the campus community feels about the reviews is another indication of our quality.

In this section you can find the History of program reviews, and the Schedule for the Next Five Years for programs, centers, and named faculty. The Guidelines for Academics, Guidelines for Centers, Guidelines for Endowed Professors, Guidelines for Curators' Professors, and Guidelines for Administrative Units specify expectations for the self-study that initiates the five-year review. Step-by-step preparations are available for unit directors.