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The Academic Program Review (APR) Office

Mission Statement

Academic Program Review (APR) at UNM supports and advances the mission of the university through providing a mechanism for academic programs to examine their achievements, goals, and strategic plans for the future. Within this context, the APR Office's mission is to assist academic programs through the process of preparing a unit Self-Study Report, organizing and preparing for a Site-Visit from an external review team, and engaging in action planning for the future.

Primary Role

The primary role of the APR Office is to oversee and monitor all components of the APR Process at the University of New Mexico.

The APR Process is necessary for the university’s accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association in order to satisfy accreditation criteria. The organization’s ongoing evaluation and assessment processes provide reliable evidence of institutional effectiveness that clearly informs strategies for continuous improvement.

Definition of "Unit"

The APR Office refers to departments and academic programs as units. A department may consist of academic programs that offer at least one degree/certificate program or the department, itself, may offer at least one degree/certificate program. An academic program may not be associated with a department but offers at least one degree/certificate program.


APR Manual Seventh Edition

APR Manual
Seventh Edition

APR Process Web Application

UNM Assessment Website

Documents and Templates

Documents and Templates