Program reviews, conducted once every five years, provide information that helps to enhance academic excellence as well as to improve the quality of the student learning experience.  Ideally, the program review process is linked to the department's annual plans, annual reports, assessment of student learning outcomes, and other evaluations that take place on a continuous basis and are reviewed as an integral part of regional accreditation.

The program review is an iterative opportunity for the department to self-evaluate the effectiveness and relevance of the program under review and, as a result improve its operations and outcomes. This includes adherence to the program mission and the centrality to the school and Siena missions, stakeholder feedback, performance in relation to efficiency of delivery and instructional cost goals, and identification of resources- actual and necessitated as determined in the review. The process also enables department members, internal reviewers, and external reviewers to monitor program quality, to identify problems that may need corrective action, and to modify departmental offerings accordingly. The program reviews should be conducted within the context of Siena's academic values, the College's history, Siena's internal strengths and weaknesses, and the institutional need to respond to internal and external challenges and opportunities.

The program reviews scheduled within an academic year, are submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs by June 30th each year. Following this submission, a meeting will be held between the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs: Institutional Effectiveness, Department Chair and the Dean of the School. During this meeting follow up and action steps to be taken for the program within the next two years will be discussed.

2018-2019

Office/Program

Last Siena College Review

Notes

(Specialized Accreditation, Enrollment Fall 2017)

School of Business
Finance 2012-2013 AACSB—Major (n=202)
Marketing 2011-2012 AACSB—Major (n=218), Minor (n=19)
School of Liberal Arts
Philosophy 2016-2017 Major (n=12), Minor (n=15)
Science, Technology and Value   Minor only (n=6)
Cognitive Science   Minor only (n=4)
Religious Studies 2012-2013 Major (n=7), Minor (n=2)
Sociology 2012-2013

Major (n=43), Minor (n=9)

Criminal Justice   Minor only (n=60)
School of Science
Mathematics 2012-2013 Major (n=BA 26) (n=BS 17), Minor (n=49)

2019-2020 

OFFICE/PROGRAM LAST SIENA COLLEGE REVIEW

NOTES

(SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION, ENROLLMENT FALL 2017)

School of Business
Accounting BS 2011-2012 AACSB — Major (n=322)
Economics 2014-2015 Major (n=BA 72) (n=BS 30), Minor (n=44)
Management 2011-2012 AACSB—Major (n=141), Minor (n=36)
Human Resource Development    Minor only (n=13)
Entrepreneurship   Minor Only (n=49)
School of Liberal Arts
Creative Arts 2014-2015 Major (n=37, Minor (n=17)
Multimedia   Minor only (n=15)
English 2014-2015 Major (n=108),  Minor (n=17)
Writing and Communication  

Minor only (n=44)

School of Science
Nursing*  

CCNE—Major (n=RN to BSN 22, Dual 21)

Office of the President
Franciscan Service and Advocacy  

Minor only (n=5)

*Note: For Nursing the specialized accreditation process will substitute for Siena College program review.

 

2020-2021

Office/Program LAST SIENA COLLEGE REVIEW

Notes

(SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION, ENROLLMENT FALL 2017)

School of Liberal Arts
Education certificate* 2015-2016 CAEP Certificate (n=102)
Educational Studies   Minor only (n=60)
Modern Languages: Spanish   Major (n=26), Minor (n=37)
Modern Languages: French   Major (n=6), Minor (n=11)
Italian   Minor only (n=12)
German   Minor only (n=1)
Modern Languages: Classics   Major (n=5), Minor (n=4)
Latin   Minor only (n=1)
Greek   Minor only (n=0)
Social Work* 2012-2013 CSWE—Major (n=76)
Office of Academic Affairs
Medieval and Renaissance Studies   Minor only (n=1)
*Note: For Social Work and Education (certificate only) the specialized accreditation process will substitute for the Siena College program review process.

2021-2022

OFFICE/PROGRAM LAST SIENA COLLEGE REVIEW

NOTES

(SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION, ENROLLMENT FALL 2017)

School of Business
Actuarial Science   Major (n=76)
Accounting MS 2013-2014 AACSB-Major (n=62)
School of Liberal Arts
History 2015-2016 Major (n=103), Minor (n=15)
Psychology 2016-2017 Major (n=312), Minor (n=48)
School of Science
Computer Science   Major (n=133), Minor (n=25)
Information Systems   Minor only (n=37)
Physics 2011-2012 Major (n=100), Minor (n=5)
Astronomy   Minor only (n=0)
Astrophysics   Minor only (n=10)
Office of Academic Affairs
Film Studies   Minor only (n=3)
Multicultural Studies   Minor only (n=5)
Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies   Minor only (n=20)

2022-2023

OFFICE/PROGRAM LAST SIENA COLLEGE REVIEW

NOTES

(SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION, ENROLLMENT FALL 2017)

School of Business
Business   Major (n=173), Minor (n=30)
Health Care Management   Minor only
School of Liberal Arts
American Studies   Major (n=7), Minor (n=4)
Communication    
Journalism   Minor only (n=21)
Health Studies   Major (n=45), Minor (n=35)
Political Science 2016-2017 Major (n=144), Minor (n=23)
School of Science
Biology 2015-2016 Major (n=BA 58) (n=BS 247), Minor (n=23)
Biochemistry 2015-2016 Major (n=52)
Chemistry 2015-2016 ACS—Major (n=44), Minor (n=8)
Chemical Physics   Minor only (n=0)
Computational Physics   Major (n=2), Minor (n=4)
Environmental Science   Major (n=BA 40), (n=BS 35), Minor (n=7)
Forensic Science   Minor only (n=17)
Academic Affairs
Student Designed Interdisciplinary Major   Major (n=9)
International Studies   Minor only (n=25)
Peace Studies   Minor only (n=0)
Pre-Law Certificate   Certificate
     
Specialized Accreditation:

·         ACS = American Chemical Society

·         AACSB = Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business

·         CSWE = Council on Social Work Education

·         CAEP = Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation

Additional notes:

·         If a program has both a major and minor in the same field, it is indicated in the notes section. It will be one program review that includes both the major and the minor.

·      If there are minors that are not in the identical area as a major, then those programs are indicated in italics.