Program review is among a number of interrelated processes in place at the University to ensure institutional effectiveness in accordance with Mercer's mission. The purpose of a program review is to provide a systematic means of assuring the continuous improvements of the University's programs. Program reviews serve to guide development of individual programs and to inform administrators making resource decisions.
All programs (instruction, research, service, and support) are subject to periodic review. Each program is required to engage in a careful self-review to identify opportunities for improvement that further Mercer’s mission and goals, the specific mission and goals of its unit, and the specific mission and goals of the program. The program review process will improve the quality of the review and increase the potential that the process will result in continuous improvement.