Members of university-wide academic program review committee selected


Emily DeLetter

Faculty and staff representing different areas of WKU who were chosen to serve on the university-wide comprehensive academic program evaluation (CAPE) committee were announced Wednesday.

In an email to faculty and staff, provost Terry Ballman said she greatly appreciated the committee’s commitment to “this critical process.”   

The committee will consist of 18 members representing the University Senate, the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Graduate Council, Student Affairs, Global Learning and International Affairs, Libraries and each of WKU’s colleges. Ballman said the committee should finish its work by mid-March.


CAPE is part of WKU’s strategic plan. All undergraduate and graduate majors, minors, certificates and ranks will be evaluated to “offer sustainable and productive” programs, and to “optimize allocation of scarce resources to promote and support growth,” according to CAPE’s website

Programs will be evaluated by their individual colleges, who will then send their recommendations to the university-wide committee. They will make recommendations to the provost, who will make a final recommendation regarding each program to the president and cabinet. The Board of Regents will review the recommendations for final action.  

Ballman said in the email that the program review is underway.

“All academic programs have submitted their self-studies, and the college-level committees are reviewing their work,” she said. “By February 1, the deans will have provided their program recommendations, and the work of the university-wide committee will begin in earnest.”

The full committee member list is below.


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