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Program Review

All departments, degree-granting graduate fields, and centers are reviewed every 7 to 10 years. The Faculty Committee on Program Review (FCPR), a university-wide professorial faculty committee, oversees the review process.

Academic program reviews were initiated in 1995 and serve as the primary mechanism used to evaluate and continuously improve academic programs at Cornell.  The evaluations made by program reviews are oriented within the context both of disciplinary norms and unit, college, and university missions.  External review teams identify program strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities, and offer specific recommendations to assist programs in their efforts to improve.

An academic program review consists of two phases: a self-study by the department faculty and an evaluation by an external review team.

Questions about FCPR and academic program review can be directed to Kristin Walker,