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Comprehensive Program Review Plan for Columbus State University

The goal of comprehensive program review (CPR) at Columbus State University and in the University System of Georgia is the improvement of instructional programs by periodically reviewing their strengths and weaknesses and establishing a set of priorities for their improvement based on information gathered during a seven-year cyclical review process. The process is recognized as one part of the overall institutional effectiveness plan that also includes strategic planning, assessment of student learning outcomes, and assessment of outcomes in administrative areas. The plan as follows will be reviewed periodically to determine its effectiveness in providing adequate program review information for the university and the University System.

Programs Subject to Evaluation

Except for programs requiring a formal accreditation review, an institution's cycle of review for all undergraduate academic programs shall be no longer than seven (7) years, and for all graduate programs no longer than ten (10) years. Associate programs will be reviewed every five (5) years. Newly approved programs should automatically be reviewed seven (7) years after launch. If successfully reviewed, the new program will then become part of the regular institutional cycle. Programs triggered for review by the University System Office based on enrollment and the number of degrees awarded require immediate attention and may need to be reviewed the following academic year.

Programs Accredited by an External Entity 

Programs accredited by external entities may not substitute an external review process for their institutional program review. Programs can use their external accreditation report as their external review. They must complete the Self - Study and Evaluation form (listed below) to meet their requirements for an institutional review. Programs can elect to use the Institutional Review process before or after their external accreditation as long as it doesn't exceed the institutional ten (10) year requirement. 

Program Review Report

In accord with BOR policies, the program review report will include responses to the items listed under the self-study procedures that address quality, productivity, and viability. Overall, the focus of the report will be on academic programs; however, some items are best answered for the department in general than for each program offered by the department.


What do I do next? When are items due?

Timeline for programs going through CPR


CPR Procedures

Sample Format for Review Team Report

Evaluation Form

Past CPRs

View past CPRs



Program Review Schedule

The following program review schedule indicates the academic year in which programs will be reviewed. For programs undergoing accreditation review by national boards, the process required by the national boards will substitute for the quality component of the program review process required by the Board of Regents. For these programs, however, performance indicators addressing productivity and viability must be assessed according to the self-study procedures.

Review Year Academic Programs to be Reviewed National Accreditation Schedule
2011-2012 Music* (MM)1
Theatre (BA and BFA)2
Theatre Education (BSED)2
Nursing (BSN)3
2012-2013 Biology (BA, BS) Biology – Secondary Education (BA)
Accomplished Teaching (MED)
Community Counseling (MS)
Early Childhood (BSED, MED, and EDS)
Educational Leadership (MED and EDS)
Exercise Science (BS)
Health and Physical Education (BSED and MED)
Middle Grades Education (BSED, MED, and EDS)
School Library Media (MED)
School Counseling (MED and EDS)
Secondary English Language Arts (MED)
Secondary Mathematics (MED)
Secondary Science (MED)
Secondary Social Science (MED)
Secondary Education (EDS)
Special Education (BSED and MED)
MAT Programs (except for Art)
Art (BA) 
Art (BFA)
Art Education (BSED, MAT, and MED)
Chemistry (w/Secondary Education track) (BA/BS)
Criminal Justice (AASCJ and BS)
History (w/Secondary Education track) (BA)
Music (BA)4
Music Education (BM)4
Music Performance (BM)4
Music (MM)
Accounting (BBA)
Business Administration (MBA and Web MBA)
Computer Science (BS and MS)
Finance (BBA)
General Business (BBA)
Information Technology (BS)
Management (BBA)
Management Information Systems (BBA)
Marketing (BBA)
Organizational Leadership (MS)

Art, NASAD, 2022-2023

Music, NASM, 2021-2022

Theatre, NAST, 2023-2024

2014-2015 General Education Curriculum
SACSCOC Self-Study

Communication (BA)
Information Technology (WebBSIT) - Consortium 
Mathematics (BA and BS)
Mathematics – Secondary Education (BS)

2016-2017 Earth and Space Science (BS)
Liberal Arts (BA)
Political Science (BA)
Public Administration (MPA)
Curriculum and Leadership (EDD)
English Language and Literature (w/Secondary Education track)(BA)
Modern Language and Culture (BA)
Psychology (BS)
Sociology (BS)




Moved Theatre to 2019-2020
Moved Education to 2021-2022



Biology (BA, BS) Biology – Secondary Education (BA)
Exercise Science (MS)
Health Science (BS)
Nursing (RN to BSN)
Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
Nursing (MSN)Theatre (BA and BFA)
Theatre Education (BSED)
Theatre Education (MED)
BS in Exercise Science transitioned to new program, Kinesiology BS. Moved this review to 2021-2022. 

Nursing (RN to BSN, CNNE, Spring 2025

Family Nurse Practitioner, CNNE, Fall 2018

Theatre, NAST, 2023-2024

Accounting (BBA)
Business Administration (MBA and Web MBA)
Computer Science (BS and MS)
Criminal Justice (AASCJ, BS)
Finance (BBA)
Film Production (AA)
General Business (BBA)
Information Technology (BS)
Information Technology (WebBSIT)
Management (BBA)
Management Information Systems (BBA)
Marketing (BBA)
Organizational Leadership (MS)
Chemistry (BA, BS)
Chemistry Sec Ed (BA)
Criminal Justice (AASCJ and BS)
History, History Sec Ed (BA, MA)
Public Safety Administration (MPSA)
Business Programs, AACSB, 2018-2019
Chemistry, ACS, 2017
Associate of Arts (AA)
General Studies (AS)
General Education (Core Curriculum)
Learning Support
Natural Sciences (MS)
Accomplished Teaching (MED)
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MS)
Early Childhood (BSED, MED, MAT, EDS)
Educational Leadership (MED, EDS)
Health and Physical Education (MED, MAT)
Kinesiology (BS)
Math and Science -Online (MAT)
Middle Grades Education (BSED, MED, MAT, EDS)School Counseling (MED and EDS)Secondary (Mathematics, Science, Social Science, English Language Arts)
Secondary Biology (MAT)
Secondary Chemistry (MAT)
Secondary Earth Space Science (MAT)
Secondary Education (EDS)
Secondary English Language Arts (MAT)
Secondary History (MAT)
Secondary Mathematics (MAT)
Special Education (BSED, MED, MAT, EDS)
Teacher Education (MED)
Teacher Leadership (MED)
Education Programs, CAEP, 2020-2021
Communications (BA)
Art (BA)
Art (BFA)
Art Education (BSED, MAT, MED)
Art History (BA)
Music (BA)
Music Education (BM)
Music Performance (BM)
Music, Education and Performance (MM)
Art, NASAD, 2022-2023
Music, NASM, 2021-2022

*Programs triggered by the USG.
1Deferred from 2008-2009
2Deferred from 2009-2010
3Deferred from 2010-2011
4Deferred from 2010-2011 to coincide with NASM accreditation process.


Completed Program Reviews and 2001-2011 Schedule

2001-2011 Program Review Schedule