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Academic Departments - Administrative Resources expanding section

Academic Deadlines Calendar

Academic Department Handbook

Annual Reports (due July 1 to Dean's Office)



Post Tenure Review


Academic Program Planning and Approval expanding section

Please contact the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Sandy Grunwald (, early in the process of planning a new program or making substantial changes to existing programs.   Also before working on development and approval for a new program, be sure that your department chair and dean are aware of the academic proposal.

UWL Academic Program Planning and Approval Guide 

New Majors/Degrees

New Minor, Concentration or Emphasis Proposal Template

New Centers or Institutes Proposal Template

New Certificate Program Proposal Template

Complete Academic Planning Committee (APC) Procedures and Guidelines

Personnel Review Resources (Fac/IAS) expanding section

Personnel Review Resources (Fac/IAS)

Teaching Resources

The Center for the Advancing of Teaching and Learning (CATL)'s Teaching Improvement Guide that provides excellent guidance including recommended syllabi templates.

Student Evaluation of Instruction (SEI)

New Faculty Handbook

New Faculty Handbook

Personnel Rules & Portfolios

Unclassified personnel rules: Link to policy and procedures of the University of Wisconsin System (UWS) and those with further specific definitions to UW-La Crosse (UWL). Chapter 3 pertains to faculty appointments. 

Digital Measures: Digital Measures is the required portfolio management software for retention, promotion, annual review, and post-tenure review. Links to tutorials, FAQs, and instructions for using e-portfolios.

Retention & Tenure (Faculty)

Retention at UWL: Description of retention portfolio materials and how to generate 


Faculty and IAS promotion portfolio development resources: Get tips and best practice information for developing your best promotion portfolio and links to the most current schedules, policies, guidelines and form that are housed on HR's website.

Program Review expanding section

Academic programs at UW-La Crosse undergo an Academic Program Review (APR) on a regular cycle as one component of our commitment to academic excellence. Coordinated by the Faculty Senate's Academic Program Review Committee, the review process provides an opportunity for program faculty to reflect on curriculum, assessment, new initiatives, personnel, and support for achieving the goals of the program.

Programs that have external accreditation participate in UWL's APR the year following their accreditation review.  Programs without external accreditation participate in the process, which includes an external review, every seven years.  Free standing minor programs go through an abbreviated process every seven years.

The Academic Program Review Committee is the governance body responsible for maintaining and updating the procedures and criteria used to review academic programs at UWL. The APR Committee is also responsible for scheduling and conducting, in consultation with the Provost/Vice Chancellor, the audit and review of academic programs.

Academic programs are reviewed according to the Program Review Schedule.

Program Review Process and Timeline:

Self-Study Report Guidelines:

Other Pertinent Documents