Program Review

Fitchburg State University conducts Program Review for academic programs without external accreditation every seven years. The process begins with a Program Review Workshop in the Spring semester prior to the writing of the Self-Study Report. Once the Self-Study Report is complete, an external reviewer is invited to campus in late spring of the self-study year to conduct an on-site visit. The faculty in the program will use the comments of the reviewer to create a five-year Action Plan for the program.

Program Review Cycle

  • 2019-20
    Environmental and Earth Science
    Geographic Science and Technology
    Industrial Technology
    Political Science
    Sociology
  • 2020-21
    Game Design
    Humanities (Interdisciplinary Studies)
    LA&S Review
  • 2021-22
    Economics
    Occupational/Vocational Ed. Technology
  • 2022-23
    First Year Experience
    Library
  • 2023-24
    English Studies
    Mathematics
  • 2024-25
    Biology
    Chemistry
    Criminal Justice
    History
  • 2025-26
    Communications Media
    Educational Studies*
    Environmental Public Health*
    Exercise and Sports Science
    Mental Health Counseling
    Psychological Science
    *New programs as of 2019
  • 2026-27
    Environmental and Earth Science
    Geographic Science and Technology
    Industrial Technology
    Political Science
    Sociology
  • 2027-28
    Game Design
    Humanities (Interdisciplinary Studies)
    LA&S Review

Program Review Workshop

Program Review Documents