The successful integration of the research mission of a university
with its undergraduate and graduate academic missions requires
rigorous, periodic, and comprehensive external reviews of academic
programs and faculty intellectual directions. UC Santa Cruz
has long been committed to external reviews of its academic
departments, and continually strives to improve the process.
The campus administration, in concert with the academic senate,
comprehensively reviews the mission of its academic departments.
UC Santa Cruz recently updated its program review process to better
address many of the issues associated with educational effectiveness
and program improvement; this review process along with two case
studies applicable to the WASC review is described in the essay
Program Review as a Means to
Ensure Educational Effectiveness and Improvement
essay about academic program review includes two case studies,
the Economics Department and the Environmental Studies
Department; the documents below supplement those case studies.
Case Study: Economics
Case Study: Environmental