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Collection on DePaul University Academic Program Review

Identifier: DPUA0068

Scope and Contents

The DePaul University Academic Program Review records contain self-study plans, self-study reports, progress reports, and additional supporting documentation submitted by departments, colleges, schools, programs, centers, and institutes during review periods conducted by the Academic Program Review Committee (APRC). The records also include meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, handbooks, and other administrative materials generated by the APRC.


  • 1993-2008

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

In the spring of 1998, DePaul University began a process of academic program review led by faculty members on the university’s Academic Program Review Committee (APRC). The process was implemented on a seven-year schedule, called a megacycle, with departments and programs participating in 15-month review periods, called cycles. During each cycle, faculty committees completed a self-study report centered on a template of key issues, prioritizing the major issues they identified as important to their department, program, or center. The culmination of the review process was a Memorandum of Agreement in which the faculty, dean, Executive Vice President, and APRC agreed on the next steps for each unit and for the university in addressing the issues raised during review. A Progress Report detailed the steps taken to implement these newly agreed upon actions, and the APRC drafted a response to the report.


7.5 Linear Feet (8 boxes)

Language of Materials



The Academic Program Review Records are organized into four series: 1. Committee Files; 2. Megacycle I Files; 3. Megacycle II Files; 4. APR Planning. Most of the materials are arranged alphabetically by academic department, college, school, program, center, or institute, then chronologically. Series 2, Megacycle I Files, is further divided into subseries representing the seven cycles of the megacycle. It is important to note that some of the programs have self-study reports that were completed before the Academic Program Review process began in 1998. See series level arrangement notes for more information.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession 2001.12; 2002.35; 2002.52; 2002.57; 2003.05; 2003.06; 2007.08; 2012.25; 2012.52

Processing Information

EE 2001, 2002, 2003; BM 2008-2009; JMC 2014; L. Geiger 2016

Guide to Collection on DePaul University Academic Program Review
EE 2003; BM 2009; JMC 2014; L. Geiger 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the DePaul Special Collections and Archives Repository

John T. Richardson Library
2350 N. Kenmore Ave.
Room 314
Chicago Illinois 60614