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Faculty Committee on Program Review

The Faculty Committee on Program Review (FCPR) is a university-wide professorial faculty committee which oversees the program review process. Members of the FCPR are selected jointly by the provost and the Faculty Senate and serve three-year staggered terms. The provost and Faculty Senate choose the chair of the committee jointly.

Functions of the FCPR include the following:

  • Determining (after consultation with appropriate deans) the cycle for reviews of departments, fields, and centers
  • Monitoring the quality of the review process by
    • Commissioning reviews of selected centers, fields, and cross-departmental groupings to be carried out by the dean of the Graduate School, the vice provost, or a college dean
    • Receiving and reviewing the department’s self-study and any comments on the plan for review, and reviewing and approving the dean’s (or other administrator’s) detailed plan for each review, including the ad-hoc evaluation committee’s composition and charge
    • Establishing and maintaining minimum criteria for reviews to ensure the regular collection of uniform data from the entire university,
    • Receiving copies of the individual program reviews, including the self-study, the ad-hoc evaluation committee’s report, a response by the department being reviewed, and a response by the dean stating the action(s) to be taken as a result of the review

Overview for New FCPR Members (PDF)

FCPR Talking Points for Opening External Review Session (PDF)

Membership of FCPR

NameDepartmentTerm BeginTerm End
Margaret BynoeMicrobiology and ImmunologyJuly 1, 2018June 30, 2021
Silvia FerrariMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringJuly 1, 2017June 30, 2020
Jennifer Kao-KniffinHorticultureJuly 1, 2019June 30, 2022
Michael MacySociologyJuly 1, 2019 June 30, 2022
Sean Nicholson, ChairPolicy Analysis and ManagementJuly 1, 2017June 30, 2020
Annette RichardsMusicJuly 1, 2019 June 30, 2022
Henry RichardsonArchitectureJuly 1, 2018June 30, 2021
Mark RobersonBiomedical SciencesJuly 1, 2019June 30, 2021
William SonnenstuhlIndustrial and Labor RelationsJuly 1, 2018June 30, 2021
Jed StiglitzLawJuly 1, 2019 June 30, 2021
Loren TauerApplied Economics and ManagementJuly 1, 2017June 30, 2020
Jennifer ThalerEcology and Evolutionary BiologyJuly 1, 2019 June 30, 2021
Stephen WickerElectrical and Computer EngineeringJuly 1, 2017June 30, 2020
Alan ZehnderMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringJuly 1, 2017June 30, 2020

Avery August, Vice Provost; FCPR ex-Officio

Kristin Walker, Manager, Academic Program Review; FCPR Administrator