THRESHOLD TRIGGERS FOR CPR
Policy: USG Academic Affairs Handbook, 2.03.05 http://www.usg.edu/academic_affairs_handbook/section2/
The BOR Academic Affairs Handbook, Section 2.03.05 explains that programs can also the triggered for CPR before their cycle date if they fall below threshold indicators for productivity or viability.
Triggered Program Review Process
The BOR monitors the indicators listed below in order to identify programs which may require additional study.
Graduate enrollment in the major (average over the past three years) is less than 10.
Graduate degrees awarded in the major (average over the past three years) are fewer than five.
Pass rates on licensure examinations is more than 10 percent below the state or regional average, if applicable.
Enrollment in the major (average over the past three years) is less than 15.
Degrees awarded in the major (average over the past three years) are fewer than 10.
When performance falls below the thresholds described above, they are triggered for comprehensive program review, regardless of their established cycle date. Notification of programs triggered for CPR is sent to the AAVP in two threshold reports:
fall enrollment (viability)
degrees awarded (productivity)
As the Threshold Reports indicate, there are several situations in which a trigger is not applicable:
If a program has conducted a satisfactory CPR in the previous three years
If a program has been discontinued
If a program has been established for fewer than three years.
After receiving the threshold reports, the department chair, dean, assistant to the AAVP for assessment, and the AAVP meet to analyze the data and its causes. In many cases explanations resolve the concern. Examples of this include programs that do not require course offerings beyond those already in place for high-demand programs with strong performance, unique programs, programs for which there is a statewide or regional need, and programs central to the mission of the institution (see Academic Affairs Handbook, Section 2.03.05
The department chair, dean, assistant to the AAVP for assessment, and AAVP might also agree that there is some other reason to delay CPR of a triggered program; in such cases, they should confer with the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, soon after receiving the threshold reports.