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Annual Program Review (APR) for Co-Curricular Programs and Services

The University of Idaho recently moved its program review process into its new Assessment Management System, Anthology (formerly Campus Labs). This new process is being rolled out campus-wide for 2020-2021. While a comprehensive program review process has been in place at the University of Idaho for decades, we have transitioned to using the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) self-assessment guides (SAGs) to guide our self-study process.

CAS has been the national leader in developing standards and guidelines for program review since 1979. CAS self-assessment guides (SAGs) are directly available to co-curricular programs and services in Anthology. Each SAG contains standards, guidelines and measures for a specific functional area.

Important Terminology or Acronyms Explained

The name of the University of Idaho’s new assessment and accreditation management system. It was formerly known as Campus Labs and is still being rebranded in the site.

This is the name of the module in Anthology that provides a workspace for co-curricular program review and contains the CAS SAGs. Compliance Assist is a part of the Anthology ecosystem.

The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) is a consortium of professional associations in higher education that promotes the use of professional standards for development, assessment and improvement of quality student learning, programs and services. CAS updates the SAGs regularly for best practices and national trends.

The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) has developed self-assessment guides (SAG) used for program review purposes. The SAG provides programs with standards, guideline, and measures to guide our narratives and evidence selection. You can think of this as the template used for program review purposes.

The individual function area is the office or department tasked with an area of responsibility. Examples include academic advising, career services and campus police & safety services. Each SAG is created for the individual functional area. As of 2021, SAGs have been developed for 47 functional areas.

Access

The CAS self-assessment guide is available in Anthology. All users login with their regular University of Idaho Vandalweb credentials.

Permissions

By default, directors have access to edit their program’s CAS self-assessment guide, and area administrators have access to all SAGs within their division. To request access for yourself or others, complete this form.

Timeline

2020-2021 Pilot Year Timeline

March 2021: CAS SAGs available to all programs

Aug. 1, 2021: CAS SAGs completed by all programs

Sep. 2021: CAS SAGs reviewed by division

Oct. 1, 2021: CAS SAGs reviewed by the Provost’s Office; returned to program for revision when needed

Jan. 31, 2022: CAS SAGs archived for 2020-2021

Physical Address:
Associate Director
Assessment and Accreditation
Admin, Room 325
Moscow, ID 83844-3163

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3163
Moscow, ID 83844-3163

Phone: 208-885-5962

Email: assessment@uidaho.edu

Web: Assessment and Accreditation

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