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Program Sustainability Check-up (PSC)

The aim of WKU’s Program Sustainability Check-up (PSC) is to quickly and efficiently identify programs that may need help to improve their long-term viability. This process is not an attempt to identify programs for suspension, but a proactive effort to support programs that may have different types of challenges. Working with Institutional Research, the Academic Program Review Creation Committee has developed a suite of data pages with a dashboard that reports five years’ worth of data that program faculty will use to analyze their programs. The committee, composed of faculty from across the university representing diverse disciplines and program sizes, spent months developing a set of metrics and thresholds that programs should meet to demonstrate their sustainability. 


Instructions for Completing the Program Sustainability Check-up (PSC) Process:

Step 1.  Determining if the Program Sustainability Check-up (PSC) Self-Study is Required

Step 2.  Developing Your Initial PSC Self-Study Draft

Step 3.  Submitting the PSC Self-Study Draft for Initial Consideration

Step 4.  Receiving the Dean's Office Review of Your PSC Draft

Step 5.  Submitting the Final PSC Plan for Approval

Consolidated Instructions

Visual Analytics Log in and User Guide

Anthology-Portfolio Log in and User Guide

Instructions for opening the departmental Anthology-Portfolio account for the first time

Instructions for opening departmental portfolio email the first time

Dean's Guide to Reviewing Submissions in Portfolio



Early July

Dashboard data released and notification sent to flagged programs


Training for programs that were flagged


Programs deliver draft reports to deans via Anthology-Portfolio


Deans will have responded to chairs via Anthology-Portfolio and met with chairs/program coordinators in person

October 1

Department chair and program coordinator send final self-study to dean for final approval via Anthology-Portfolio


College Concierges for Program Sustainability Check-Up:

College of Education & Behavioral Sciences Jennifer Klemm 270.745.8723
College of Health and Human Services Danita Kelley 270.745.7060
Gordon Ford College of Business Alex Lebedinsky 270.745.3150
Ogden College of Science and Engineering Stuart Burris 270.745.2973
Potter College of Arts & Letters Jeff Budziak 270.745.6391

For additional questions or support on the PSC, please contact rob.hale@wku.edu.  For data related questions, please contact tuesdi.helbig@wku.edu

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 Last Modified 7/26/23