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Policy Manual – Review of Non-Academic Programs
Section 1001 Review of Non-academic Programs
Responsible Office: Treasurer
The Board of Trustees recognizes that a university system is a dynamic institution that must anticipate as well as respond to changing economic conditions and programmatic demands.
It is the intent the development and implementation of this policy statement to encourage a process for the administrative review of non-academic programs. By definition, non-academic programs fall within the following categories: development, financial affairs, institutional support, physical plant, student programs and services, and technology.
Guidelines for Review:
a. to confirm the quality, appropriateness to mission, demand, and cost effectiveness of the program;
b. to identify aspects of the program which require improvement and target resources for the enhancement;
c. to delineate aspects of the program which should be eliminated or scaled down;
d. to establish a rationale for the development of a new or elimination of an old program.
a. Centrality to the mission;
b. Quality of program;
c. Program demand and unnecessary duplication either in the System or other State Agencies;
d. Cost and resources for the program.
a. A general process for the review of non-academic programs will be developed by the appropriate institution or unit.
b. The review shall be conducted on regular five-year cycles, unless otherwise specified by the President or Chancellor.
c. A schedule for review shall be on file in the Office of the Treasurer.