Looking Forward by Looking Back: Determining the Value of External Program Reviews

Diane E. Dutton, Susan Burgess, Tom Nesbit

Abstract




In 2006, Continuing Studies at Simon Fraser University (SFU) began modifying their unit-wide and external review processes for individual programs to bring them more in-line with academic faculties and departments, which are subject to external reviews on a regular basis. This article explores SFU’s approach to external reviews through a case study of one particular program review, noting the key findings and decisions made as a result of the reviewer’s recommendations.


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