Self-Study Leveraging: The QPC Model for Comprehensive Academic Program Review.

Jamie Comstock, Butler University
Kathy Booker

Republished here with permission of the NCA Higher Learning Commission.


The past twenty years have brought about a paradigm shift in higher education. During that time, we have changed our focus from what we want to teach to what students need to learn. The academy's position of unassailable authority has been usurped by public cries for transparency, accountability, quality assurance, and quality improvement. To cut expenses, and therefore deter the rising cost of postsecondary education, institutions have borrowed best business practices and started focusing on productivity, efficiency, and reallocating resources.