External Program Reviews

The CEP oversees periodic reviews of the school’s educational programs.  The purpose of the reviews is to make recommendations for improvement of the programs, and to strengthen the school’s curriculum as a whole. Ordinarily, two program reviews will be conducted each academic year. The review process will involve the program completing a self-assessment questionnaire, a site visit by a review committee (of which one member is a CEP member), and completion of a written report by the review committee. The written report will be presented to the CEP which may append its own conclusions or recommendations, and then forwarded to the dean, the department chair, and the program head. Two years after the review, the CEP will follow up with the program to determine how outstanding issues have been resolved and recommendations implemented. (See the HSPH Procedures for the Evaluation of Academic Programs for more detailed information.)