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Office of the Provost | Academic and/or Teaching Unit Reviews


Office of the Provost
Fax: 202-885-2173
Leonard, Room Lower Level

Bass, Scott A.

Office of the Provost
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8061

The periodic review of academic and/or teaching units provides an opportunity for each unit to reflect on and evaluate its programs, plans, organizations, activities, and goals. This assessment process includes the unit’s own self-study report and a subsequent review by a team of external specialists. The comprehensive review aims to foster academic excellence and to enhance the unit’s quality and progress. At American University, each academic and/or teaching unit engages in the review process, customarily, every seven years. In some cases, an accreditation review also can serve as the periodic assessment of an academic and/or teaching unit.

The Office of the Provost contact for periodic unit reviews is the Dean of Academic Affairs:

Dean of Academic Affairs and Senior Vice Provost, phone - 202-885-2125,