The process will include review of the statistical data with emphasis on indicators of student success and program excellence. The process will involve verification that existing standards have been met or exceeded, and comparison of measures across institutions. THECB staff will send a draft report on each program to the institution for response. Once the institution has responded and further staff review has taken place, THECB staff will issue a final report to the institution to assist with strategic planning for the institution and the evaluated program.
Career Technical Certificates, Applied Associate & Baccalaureate Programs:
THECB staff developed a year-by-year schedule to review programs identified by 2-digit Classification of Instruction Programs (CIP) code. Depending on the size and nature of the programs within the 2-digit CIP code, the THECB may identify programs based on the 4-digit CIP code. For example, all programs in CIP code 50 - Visual and Performing Arts will be reviewed in fall 2016. However, due to the size and nature of the programs, reviews will probably be subdivided as 50.03 - Dance, 50.05 - Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, 50.07 - Fine and Studio Arts, 50.09 - Music, etc. The institution will be notified six months prior to the due date of potential 4-digit CIP code programs.
Academic Associate Programs:
As most institutions' data is not subdivided at the programmatic level, all data for academic associate programs will be assessed as a single unit. Institutions may include additional commentary to elaborate on specific programs.
Programs implemented at an institution within the last five years are exempt from the state-level review process.