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Undergraduate Program Reviews



 As part of the continuing, critical analyses of academic programs and student learning at UC San Diego the Academic Senate performs scheduled program reviews to ensure superior educational quality throughout the campus.

The Senate Committee on Undergraduate Council (UGC) is responsible for conducting these periodic reviews, which cover all undergraduate academic programs. The Dean of Undergraduate Education (DUE) works with UGC to facilitate undergraduate program reviews, in a manner analogous to the relationship between the Dean of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Council for graduate program reviews. Please click here for the Undergraduate Program Review Self-Study Guidelines 

If you have any questions about the undergraduate review process, please contact Marie Sidney.

Instructional Improvement Cycle

Formulating student-learning objectives and assessment measures for each undergraduate degree program is important for sustaining the academic quality throughout the campus. In the past, it was assumed that merely completing the program curriculum ensured that students had mastered the subject. This process has since changed, and the campus now requires evidence of successful learning. As part of the periodic program reviews across campus, faculty from each department and program identify the essential aspects of the curriculum that each student should achieve. These goals and measures are available on campus and program websites and are regularly evaluated as part of the review. As research approaches and methodology improve, and basic knowledge expands, the associated student-learning objectives and measures will be revised accordingly. With this continuous evaluative approach, UC San Diego will show that its graduates have achieved competence in their chosen fields.