How to Use the Handbook

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The Program Review Handbook is based on our experience at Thompson Rivers University—an open access, teaching and research university located in the interior of British Columbia. The modules and timelines are designed with the local context in mind. We encourage you to borrow and adapt our modules to develop a process that best fits your institution’s needs.

The primary audience for the Program Review Handbook is quality assurance practitioners and educational developers. It is divided into eight chapters that correspond with the eight Program Review Course modules, as well as a ninth chapter describing steps for a mid-cycle progress report. In addition, a tenth chapter details methods for creating tighter linkages between program reviews and institutional planning.

Each module includes:

  • A brief overview
  • Step-by-step instructions that can be shared with program review teams
  • Resources for quality assurance practitioners and educational developers to facilitate workshops and activities
  • Templates
  • Articles for further reading

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We hope that you find these materials useful in your own practice!  You are welcome to share and adapt the materials (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0); however, we ask that you include the following attribution:

Hoare, A., Dishke Hondzel, C., & Wagner, S. (2022). Program review handbook: A course-based approach to conducting program review.


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