Revising the Program Portfolio: Elevating Academic Program Performance and Strategic Alignment
At many institutions, program review is an underproductive exercise. Review of existing programs is often a check-the-box formality, with inconsistent criteria and little connection to institutional priorities or funding considerations. Decisions about where to concentrate resources across the portfolio can be highly politicized. This report profiles how academic planning exemplars use program review as a strategic tool, integrating data on academic quality, student demand, and resource utilization to improve the economics of challenged programs and prioritize programs for investment and expansion.
University Leadership Council, "Revising the Program Portfolio: Elevating Academic Program Performance and Strategic Alignment" (2012). Institutional Priorities 2014-2015. 20.