Periodic Review

The Periodic Review is the primary vehicle for review of educational and administrative units and for documentation of institutional effectiveness. University of Kentucky’s Governing Regulation IX requires that each educational and administrative unit in the University shall be reviewed comprehensively at regular intervals by an ad hoc committee. The review period shall normally be from five (5) to seven (7) years. This review period enables educational and administrative units to better align their goals and plans with those of the college and University. This process is designed to improve the quality and effectiveness of teaching and learning, research, public service, and operations. It does so by systematically examining missions, goals, objectives, resources, activities, processes, and outcomes of programs and services (Administrative Regulations 1:4).

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Periodic Review: Four Components

1. Unit Self Study

2. External Review

3. Unit Implementation Plan

4. Annual Progress Reports


Periodic Review Schedule

The Periodic Review Schedule provides 5–7 year review schedules of the University’s educational and administrative units. The schedules are updated annually. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. RaeAnne Pearson.


Educational Units

Educational Units (PDF)



Periodic Review Calendar

The Periodic Review Calendar is a guidepost for assisting educational and administrative units with monitoring progress and completion dates. Administrative units can expect to complete their periodic review in one calendar year. Educational units can expect to complete their periodic review in one academic year. Listed below is the calendar for educational and administrative units:

2016 – 2017 Educational Unit Calendar 2016 – 2017 Administrative Unit Calendar
2015 – 2016 Educational Unit Calendar 2015 – 2016 Administrative Unit Calendar
2014 – 2015 Educational Unit Calendar 2014 – 2015 Administrative Unit Calendar

Institutional Data to Support Periodic Review