A Step-by-Step Guide to a Comprehensive Academic Portfolio Review

For most higher education institutions, preparing for a steady future begins with a proactive assessment of their academic offerings. Colleges and universities must know if they’re offering the right degrees and certificates to stabilize enrollment, maximize resource allocation, and appeal to shifting student and workforce needs. But a sporadic, piecemeal approach to academic program review may not be enough. Instead, institutions need to regularly conduct a comprehensive academic portfolio review. 

Hanover’s Step-by-Step Guide to a Comprehensive Academic Portfolio Review unpacks how to conduct a data-informed review process that will help institutions thoughtfully develop new programs and evaluate existing ones to maximize institutional success and growth.

This guide will help higher education leaders:

Develop a data-informed program review and academic portfolio assessment process in six steps

Strengthen Your Program Offerings in Six Steps

While some think of a portfolio review as a reactive process — one to be undertaken only when a college or university faces an urgent need for immediate change — portfolio reviews are better completed as part of proactive, long-term strategic planning.

Learn the six steps of a data-informed academic portfolio review.

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