Academic unit reviews are a critical element in continual improvement and are a core component of Higher Learning Commission accreditation.

Academic unit reviews:

  • assess the quality and effectiveness of academic departments and colleges
  • potentially modify the unit based upon the review
  • further the University and Academic Affairs strategic plans
  • inform ongoing unit-level planning

Hallmarks of good unit reviews are that they are evaluative, forward-looking, fair, transparent, and result in action.

Ball State University has committed to a five-year, cyclical academic unit review schedule. Detailed information is found in the Annual Academic Unit Review Guidebook.

Review Schedule

  • Biology
  • Center for Information and Communication Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Construction Management and Interior Design
  • Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology, and Counseling
  • Economics
  • Educational Psychology
  • Educational Studies
  • Elementary Education
  • Kinesiology
  • Marketing
  • Nutrition and Health Science
  • Online and Strategic Learning
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Political Science
  • Urban Planning
  • Theatre and Dance
  • University College
  • Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • Special Education
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Educational Leadership
  • Finance and Insurance
  • History
  • Information Systems and Operations Management
  • Nursing
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Rinker Center for International Programs
  • Graduate School
  • Intensive English Institute
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Accounting
  • Art
  • Communication Studies
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • English
  • Environment, Geology, and Natural Resources
  • Journalism
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Modern Languages and Classics
  • Emerging Media Design and Development
  • Management
  • Music
  • Telecommunications
  • Virginia Ball Center (Entrepreneurial Learning)
  • Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Computer Sciences
  • Geography
  • Psychological Science
  • Social Work
  • Sociology