This website provides guidance for academic departments undertaking a program review.

Regular peer reviews of each academic unit ensure that UC Berkeley’s standards of excellence are upheld, and that departments, schools, and colleges have regular opportunities to plan strategically for the future.

Reviews sharpen focus on program areas in which excellence can be improved with the most effective use of available resources. Reviews are a key part of the long-range planning activities of the campus, helping to inform decisions on priorities and future programmatic directions.

For detailed information, please review the links listed in the right side column or visit the Program Review Guide linked below.


Download the complete Program Review Guide for reviews starting before Spring 2016.  

For reviews starting in/after Spring 2016, use the revised Program Review Guide (2016).