Scope and Content
Title: University of California, Santa Barbara, Academic Program Review records
Identifier/Call Number: UArch 130
Language of Material:
UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
13.13 Linear Feet
(10 cartons, 1 document box, 1 half document box)
University of California, Santa Barbara. Academic Program Review
Date (inclusive): 1970-2009
Abstract: The collection contains summaries of projects and plans, departmental historical background, lists of faculty and their activities
and accomplishments, student surveys, and self-evaluations of the academic programs to determine their strengths and weaknesses.
Physical Location: Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library
The collection is open for research.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Research Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish
or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Research Collections. Permission for publication
is given on behalf of the Department of Special Research Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended
to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
[Identification of Item], University of California, Santa Barbara, Academic Program Review records, UArch 130. Department
of Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.
From the Academic Program Review website (https://programreview.ucsb.edu/procedures/):
The aim of periodic program reviews at UC Santa Barbara is to assess and improve program quality in
academic departments and programs. Academic reviews of both undergraduate and graduate programs are
used in departmental and institutional planning. The appropriate faculty committees use the review results
in their recommendations, and the administration considers the review process in resource allocation. Most
important, the review process provides the department with a periodic mechanism for in-depth evaluation
of programs and goals.
UCSB's review process has been evolving since the 1980's, when it was initiated jointly by the faculty and
administration. The Academic Program Review conducts reviews on a cycle of approximately eight years. In addition,
reviews of specific aspects of academic degree programs may be conducted from time to time by the
Graduate Council and Undergraduate Council. The Executive Vice Chancellor (EVC) may initiate reviews,
mid-cycle reviews, and follow-up to reviews at any time.
Scope and Content
Collection contains files maintained by the Academic Program Review ranging from 1970-2009, with the bulk of these being from
the early 1980s through the early 2000s. There are two reviews of the Graduate School of Education, but the majority of the
records deal primarily with four-year degree programs. These are in boxes 1 through 10. Box 11 contains an overview of the
college in 2003 and the emphasis of some of the programs at that time. Box 12 contains materials created in 2009, which are
now open to the public per agreement with the creating office.
Resources arranged alphabetically by academic program and then chronologically by date.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Educational evaluation -- California
State universities and colleges -- California -- Evaluation
University of California, Santa Barbara. Academic Program Review -- Archives
University of California, Santa Barbara -- Planning