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Center and Institute Review

The center/institute review process at Portland State University (PSU) is designed to provide continuous improvement of academic quality within academic units through self-study and external review.  The overall goal of the review is to provide directors, deans, the Provost and the Vice President for Research and Strategic Partnerships the opportunity to evaluate center/institute performance, direction, and future prospects.

The center/institute review process is accomplished through a recurring schedule of data gathering, analysis, goal setting, and reporting. Ideally, center/institute review should coincide with review of the academic program with which the center/institute is associated (see Guidelines for Academic Program Review at Portland State University), however, review independent of and off the cycle for academic program review may also be appropriate to meet institutional objectives.

Guidelines for Center/Institute Review