This page contains a collection of documents gathered by the ASUM Program Prioritization committee during the 2016-17 academic year about other universities that have undergone the program prioritization process.
These files should serve as a resource to those interested in the overall process of program prioritization, and how it has worked at other institutions of higher education.
The University of Montana underwent program prioritization in academic years 1976-1977 and 1977-1978. The committee that was formed to accomplish this review was called the "Academic Program Review Committee" (APRC for short).
The following documents are available for you to review:
- An executive summary of the 1977 process. This report provides a full breakdown of the 1977 beginnings, process, participants, and results.
- The APRC's final report to the President of the University of Montana (then President Richard Bowers) of programs reviewed and their evaluations.
- An overview of the APRC's background and suggestions for additional criteria.
- A PDF of scanned documents from the Faculty Senate Archive regarding the Academic Program Review Committee.
- The Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate's (ECOS's) suggestions for criteria.
- A PDF of scanned documents that summerize responses and submissions to the Montana Board of Regents, as well as other miscellaneous documents about the process.
- A professor's letter to the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate (ECOS) expressing concerns about the process.
- A letter from ASUM President Sam Forstag (from Academic Year 2016-2017) regarding the executive summary that ASUM complied on this process that was sent to E.C.O.S.