DePaul University Academic Affairs > Initiatives > Program Portfolio Review
Academic Affairs is tasked with the allocation of resources to academic units. These decisions require that the needs and wants of each department or program be considered in the context of the needs and wants of other units. In our current resource environment, we would benefit from having a transparent, on-going process that reviews the entire portfolio of our academic programs and facilitates decisions about resource investment and strategic alignment. In accordance with Objective 6.6d of the current university strategic plan, “Grounded in Mission,” and in keeping with shared governance, Academic Affairs formed a Program Portfolio Review Task Force in Fall 2019 to develop a process and criteria for portfolio review.
The task force is co-chaired by Lucy Rinehart, Associate Provost for Academic Planning and Faculty, and Scott Paeth, Faculty Council President and Professor of Religious Studies. Other members include six faculty, selected by Faculty Council, and two deans, appointed by the provost: Michael DeAngelis, Professor of Communication; Tom Donley, Professor of Economics, Associate Dean in the College of Business; Sue Fogel, Associate Professor of Marketing; Michele Morano, Professor and Chair of English; Alice Stuhlmacher, Professor and Chair of Psychology; and Chris Tirres, Associate Professor of Religious Studies; David Miller, Dean of the College of Computing and Digital Media; Paul Zionts, Dean of the College of Education.
The task force will oversee the program portfolio review process. Specifically, members will
The task force is expected to deliver a report to the provost by the end of Academic Year 2019-2020. The expected outcomes of the review include