Academic Departmental Program Review* (ADPR) at NMSU is on a regularly recurring cycle, occurs at the department level, and specifically addresses each academic program offered within the department. The focus at the program-level is particularly relevant for those programs housed within a single department that are significantly distinct. Interdisciplinary programs are reviewed as independent programs. To emphasize the importance of the review process addressing each program within the department, the term “department/program” is used throughout this document.

The purpose of ADPR at NMSU is to

  • ensure processes of reflection and ongoing strategic planning within academic units
  • identify current program effectiveness and efficiencies
  • identify opportunities for growth and/or increased effectiveness and efficiencies
  • maximize program alignment with college and institutional mission and strategic initiatives

The ADPR processes is grounded in the concept of self-study.  Self-study requires collaborative engagement of faculty, administrators, discipline specialists (external), students and other stakeholders (e.g. community members, advisory boards, employers) to

  • reflect on current conditions and dynamics within the program
  • reflect on current conditions and dynamics within the profession/field
  • evaluate the effectiveness and appropriateness of the current program conditions
  • identify program goals and strategic actions

The ADPR administrator maintains, supports and coordinates ADPR processes. Specifically, the ADPR administrator

  • notifies departments/programs of their cycle participation dates, timeline and responsibilities
  • provides orientation and training for ADPR participants
  • provides access to ADPR support resources and materials, including coordination of data reports from the Office of Institutional Analysis (OIA) and the NMSU Library
  • maintains the ADPR website and document repository

The ADPR administrator may be contacted at adpr@nmsu.edu.

* The ADPR Rotation schedule by college/department is posted below, and can be viewed on the ADPR 6 Year Rotation Cycle Programs with external accreditation that meet the overall expectations of NMSU’s ADPR may be exempted by request of the college dean with the approval of the provost. 

A description of annual activities within the ADPR cycle can be viewed on the ADPR 6-year Cycle of Activities.

ADPR Review Schedule

College:Department:Upcoming Site Visit CycleDepartment Website:Undergraduate Degree Programs:Graduate Degree ProgramCertificates:Extension Program(s):Last Site Visit:Action Plan:Year 1 - Progress ReportYear 2 - Progress ReportYear 3 - Progress ReportYear 4 - Progress Report
College:Department:Upcoming Site Visit CycleDepartment Website:Undergraduate Degree Programs:Graduate Degree ProgramCertificates:Extension Program(s):Last Site Visit:Action Plan:Year 1 - Progress ReportYear 2 - Progress ReportYear 3 - Progress ReportYear 4 - Progress Report