PCIP Manual

Academic Departments & Programs

B. Improvement Project

At least every five years, departments/programs will identify and implement a substantial improvement project designed to improve student learning and success within their current degree programs, to develop a new degree program that is interdisciplinary in design and/or clearly meets workforce needs or to support a strategic objective within SCSU’s Strategic Action Plan. Identification of an appropriate improvement project may come from a number of sources, including assessment findings, market research, Academic Program Review or accreditation findings. Departments/programs should submit their improvement project to their Dean/Associate Dean for approval as part of the annual work plan discussion in the September following Academic Program Review or Accreditation. Progress should be reported during each annual planning report. A comprehensive report should be provided as part of the next scheduled Academic Program Review or Accreditation self-study.