Periodic Program Review

In order to encourage schools and colleges to continually improve their teaching, scholarly and creative activities, and service, Temple University implemented Periodic Program Review (PPR) in 2003 as a regular process.

Periodic Program Review at Temple University consists of three components:

  • Self-study
  • External review
  • Plan for improvement

View the Temple University policy on Periodic Program Review >>


Academic programs are reviewed every seven years with the aims of:

  • Assessing what programs do
  • Clarifying rationales for teaching, research, and service missions
  • Reviewing indicators of quality and student outcomes
  • Establishing action plans for improvement