About the APR
The APR Continuous Improvement Cycle process can be more thoroughly expressed as follows:
- One year prior to the site-visit, the unit will be contacted by the APR Office for their Orientation to prepare them for the upcoming year.
- The unit prepares a self-study that addresses the following APR criteria:
- Introduction and Background Information
- Program Goals
- Teaching and Learning: Curriculum
- Teaching and Learning: Continuous Improvement
- Students (Undergraduate and Graduate)
- Resources and Planning, Facilities
- Program Comparisons
- Initial Action Plan (NOT INCLUDED IN THE SELF-STUDY REPORT)
- In addition to the APR criteria, the Provost Office senior leadership may collaborate in the development of reflective questions that are unit-specific and geared towards highlighting key issues that the unit will be expected to address as both an examination and demonstration of its continuous improvement efforts.
- The initial self-study is reviewed by internal participants and feedback is provided to the unit.
- The unit, Dean's Office, and Office of the Provost to collaborate in the selection of a review team. The review team usually includes two experienced faculty from other institutions and one faculty from UNM.
- The final self-study will be sent to the review team approximately three weeks to the unit site visit.
- Following the site visit, the review team has six weeks to draft their report.
- The final step will be for the unit, Dean's Office, and Office of the Provost to collaborate in the drafting and approval of the Unit Response and Initial Action Plan.
- Unit updates to the Initial Action Plan are required annually and due during the fall semester.