UIC: Programs and Academic Assessment
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The Office of Programs and Academic Assessment serves to help academic units on the campus to establish new degree programs and research and public service centers and institutes for presentation to the Board of Trustees and the Illinois Board of Higher Education; revise existing programs; and create and revise undergraduate, graduate, and professional courses. It also assists units with the assessment of academic programs through the IBHE program review process, the IBHE performance report, the accreditation process of the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Assocation, and with student assessment.

The staff serves as a resource for the campus in explaining, interpreting,and facilitating the development of academic policies, guidelines, and regulations. Further, the staff interacts on a daily basis with academic units to respond to questions and solve problems with respect to programmatic matters and the submission of courses in the Course Request System (CRS).

Academic Program and Center/Institute Approval
Process for establishing new degree programs, certificates, minors, etc., and research centers and institutes; changing existing programs

Academic Program Review
The Program Review Manual 2007-2015 provides guidelines and describes self study reporting requirements for university review of academic units.

Academic Assessment
The Office of Programs and Academic Assessment supports the campus-wide effort for assessment of student learning outcomes.

Academic Courses and General Education Approval
Information on the course approval process, General Education, course policies

Course Request System (CRS)
A web-based application used to manage the workflow of all new course requests, changes and drops through required campus approval levels. Adding and deleting users. Blank course request form.

Links to Approved Courses and Undergradaute/Graduate Catalogs
Links to the current catalogs as well as course descriptions on the web.

Banner Code Reports and Enterprise Data Warehouse
Provides lists of major UIC organization codes(administrative roll-up,colleges and departments) and UIC student program codes.

Important Dates for Program and Course Approval
Deadlines for courses, Course Schedule production and program proposals. Meeting dates for various committees involved in program approval (e.g. Senate, the Senate Committee on Educational Policy, Graduate College Executive Committee, etc.)

This section contains various forms including Format for Academic Program Changes, Request for a New Unit of Instruction, Request for New Administrative, Research or Public Service Unit and CRS Access Authorization Form.

Programs and Academic Assessment Staff
Staff members who can answer your questions. Email addresses are included.

Related Links
This section provides direct links to other campus web sites and some external sites that provide useful data or information about UIC.

Office of Programs and Academic Assessment
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