assessment and planning

Comprehensive Program Review


  • Ensures program is providing high-quality, effective efforts and services
  • Aligns program with the University’s and Division’s mission, values, and strategic plans, goals, and objectives
  • Identifies program strengths and opportunities for growth
  • Offers insights on program’s past and current operations as well as recommendations for program’s future strategic direction


  • Self Study Phase
    • Collection and documentation
    • Self Study Report and packet compilation
    • Review by Vice President of Student Affairs
  • External Review Phase
    • External Review Team Site Visit
    • Final Report
  • Action Plan Phase
    • Response to Final Report
    • Timeline for implementation


Each year, at least two (2) Student Affairs departments will undergo comprehensive program reviews during a 5-year assessment cycle.

Talent Development

The University of Rhode Island recently completed a comprehensive review of its Talent Development Program that was founded in 1968 to provide access to higher education for Rhode Island high school graduates from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Memorial Union

under review

Recreation Services

under review

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