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Assessment is a key priority for the Division of Student Affairs, as reflected in the current Strategic Plan. To support this strategic initiative, in 2012, the Division of Student Affairs instituted a regular cycle of program review for functional areas within the purview of the Division.  These reviews are based on the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education or other discipline-specific standards.  

The process of program review contributes to the creation of a culture of data-driven reflection and improvement, as well as opportunity for collaboration between partners across the division and university. Program review is designed to assist departments in self-improvement and provide a vehicle to communicate strengths and opportunities for growth to various stakeholder groups.

The three primary phases of the program review process include:

  • Self-study and Evidence Collection — conducted by the department, a standard set of documentation and evidence is compiled, using the guidelines for the selected review standards.
  • Campus Review — led by a team of Marquette administrators and faculty from outside the department/functional area, the documentation from the department is reviewed and additional questions/comments for the external reviewers are added.
  • External Review — a team of professionals with expertise in the functional area reviews the information from the Internal Review and Campus Review teams, visits the campus to interview with various stakeholder groups, analyzes the information in the context of the national standards, and develops a final report with findings and recommendations.

Following completion of these three phases, the self-study team generates an action plan to address reviewer recommendations. One year following the completion of this action plan, divisional leadership meets with the self-study team to review progress in implementing this action plan.

Program Review Schedule


  • Multicultural Student Programs and Services
  • Student Conduct Programs


  • Clinical Health Services OR Health Promotion Services
  • Campus Activities OR Fraternity and Sorority Advising Programs


  • CARE Team


  • Student Leadership Programs
  • Counseling Services

Program Review Process and Guidelines

Download a pdf of the guidelines.
Download a Word document of the guidelines.

Program Review Process Timeline

Download a Word document of the timeline.

Program Review Reports

Reports are available for on-campus users only.