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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

Name Department Term Begin Date Term End Date
Esther Angert Microbiology January 1, 2016 June 30, 2019
Judy Appleton, ex-Officio Vice Provost Ongoing term
Anthony Bretscher Molecular Biology and Genetics January 1, 2016 June 30, 2019
Angela Douglas Entomology January 1, 2016 June 30, 2019
Kent Goetz Performing and Media Arts January 1, 2016 June 30, 2019
Sean Nicholson Policy Analysis and Management July 1, 2017 June 30, 2020
Linda Nowak, Chair Molecular Medicine July 1, 2014 June 30, 2017
Susan Quirk Animal Science July 1, 2014 June 30, 2017
Jeffrey Rusten Classics July 1, 2013 June 30, 2017
Kristin Walker, Administrator Institutional Research & Planning Ongoing term
Gregory Weiland Molecular Medicine July 1, 2014 June 30, 2017