Academic Program Review

The program review reporting deadline is November 21, 2023.

  • Climate & Environmental Change (BS)
  • Aerospace Engineering (BS)
  • Earth Systems Science (MS, PhD)
  • Healthcare Management & Leadership (Certificate, MS)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (Certificate)
  • Security & Emergency Management (BA)
  • Cybersecurity (Minor)
  • Health Sciences  for Pre-Professionals (Minor)
  • Journalism: Science & the Environment (Minor)


  • Accounting (AAS)
  • Accounting Technician (Certificate)
  • Alaska Native Studies (BA)
  • Apprenticeship Technology (AAS)
  • Biochemistry & Neuroscience (PhD)
  • Business (AAS)
  • Business Management (Certificate)
  • Chemistry (MS)
  • Child Development & Family Studies (BA)
  • Construction Management (AAS)
  • Drafting Technology (Certificate)
  • Environmental Chemistry (PhD)
  • Geophysics (MS, PhD)
  • Geoscience (BS, MS, PhD)
  • Indigenous Studies (MA, PhD)
  • Justice (BA)
  • Justice Administration (MA)
  • Medical Assistant (Certificate, AAS)
  • Medical/Dental Reception (Certificate)
  • Philosophy (BA)
  • Psychology (BA, BS)
  • Rural Development (BA, MA)
  • Social Work (BA)
  • Airframe (Certificate)
  • Airframe & Powerplant ( Certificate)
  • Art (BA, BFM, MFA)
  • Associate of Science (AS)
  • Aviation Maintenance (AAS)
  • Bakery & Pastry Arts (Certificate)
  • Biological Sciences (MS, PhD)
  • Communication (BA)
  • Community Health (Certificate, AAS)
  • Culinary Arts (Certificate)
  • Culinary Arts & Hospitality (AAS)
  • Early Childhood Education (Certificate, AAS)
  • Film & Performing Arts (BA)
  • Fisheries (BA, MS, PhD)
  • Fisheries & Marine Sciences (BS)
  • High Latitude Range Management (Certificate)
  • Human Services (AAS)
  • Instrumentation Technology (Certificate)
  • Journalism: Science & the Environment (BA)
  • Marine Biology (MS, PhD)
  • Marine Policy (MMP)
  • Marine Studies (MMS)
  • Mathematics (MS, PhD)
  • Music (BA)
  • Music Education (BM)
  • Music Performance (BM, MM)
  • Oceanography (MS, PhD)
  • Physics (BS)
  • Powerplant (Certificate)
  • Process Technology (AAS)
  • Professional Communication (MA)
  • Professional Piloting (AAS)
  • Rural Human Services (Certificate)
  • Statistics & Data Science (MS)
  • Tribal Governance (Certificate, AAS)
  • Wildlife Biology & Conservation (MS)

UAF’s academic program review is designed to meet accreditation standards set by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and in compliance with University Regulation 10.06.010.B.

Every academic program offered at UAF is reviewed at least once every four years by a peer committee from the same college or school. The committee provides feedback regarding the program's effectiveness in the following categories: centrality to the university's mission, quality and distinctiveness within the UA system, student demand, employment opportunities for graduates, productivity, efficiency and total cost.

Program Review Cycle & Reporting Requirements

  • Year One: Development/Reflection
  • Year Two: Mid-Cycle
    • Student Learning Outcome Assessments (SLOA) and Plans
    • Review of Student Success Data
    • Summary Reports
    • Goals for Improvement
  • Year Three: Development/Reflection
  • Year Four: Full Review
    • Student Learning Outcome Assessments (SLOA) and Plans
    • Review of Student Success Data
    • Summary Reports
    • Budget Efficiency
    • Response to Assessment & Previous Reviews
    • Connectivity to UAF's Mission
    • Goals for Improvement


Use the following buttons to access the Report Portals and Student Success Dashboard. 

You will need to be logged in through UA and to the VPN to access the Dashboard.

Role Specific Resources

Departments and programs are responsible for preparing reports, accessing data and utilizing resources related to academic degree and certificate program improvement.

Data Liaisons are individuals within each college or school who have volunteered to serve as a resource for understanding and using financial, academic and student success data.

Review Committees will receive reports from departments and programs within their school or college and provide feedback regarding academic programs. Committees also have the option to refer a program for further evaluation by the university-wide committee composed of faculty and administrators.

 Deans and Administrators will oversee the review process and utilize resources related to the departments and the academic programs within their school or college.