Nursing and Health Studies Program

MN Program Evaluation

Academic Program Reviews

Reviews of existing academic programs are mandated by state law at 10-year intervals and at 5-year intervals for new programs. The responsibility for this review process at the University of Washington is delegated to the Graduate School who oversee this review process for all academic units including undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs. The assessment process is one of peer review, with review teams individually assembled from faculty of our and other leading research intensive universities for each program reviewed. The review guidelines can be viewed at

The documents that are developed as a part of this peer review process are:

  1. Program Self-Study Report
  2. Review Committee Report
  3. Program Response to Review Committee Report, and
  4. Recommendation to the Provost.

The University of Washington Bothell was last reviewed in 2008 receiving full 10-year continuing status. The members of the site visit review team included: Sean D. Sullivan, Professor of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Chair); Charles Emlet, Associate Professor, UW Tacoma Social Work;  Nancy Place, Associate Professor, UW Bothell Education; Ruth Bindler, Professor, Washington State University, Intercollegiate College of Nursing; and Judeen Schulte, Dean and Professor, Alverno College School of Nursing. Documents from archived academic program reviews are available at: The Next review will be in 2018 or linked to the next accreditation cycle.