Planning and Continuous Improvement Process (PCIP) (Program Review)

Expenses and available funding

Believe it or not, there are actual rules about what the University will cover. The rules are roughly the same for both the PCIP process (aka Program Review) and Accreditation:

Departments are responsible for:

  • Providing documents, such as the university catalog, relevant brochures, and the self-study report to reviewers (translation: printing and binding costs).
  • Food for faculty and staff at any events during the site visit. Programs can, however, use their foundation funds.
  • Postage

Dean’s offices are responsible for:

  • Annual dues
  • Faculty reassignment for self-study work

The University will cover the direct expenses, assuming adequate funds are available:

  • Travel for site visit (air, hotel, food, etc.)
  • Regional/National Meetings. NOTE: only if the accrediting agency requires attendance. This does not apply to Program Review.
  • Accrediting body fees due at the time of accreditation (over and above annual dues, which are paid by the Deans).
  • Honorariums for reviewers. NOTE: Program Review only unless it is included in the contract with the accrediting body.
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