The University of North Texas will periodically conduct a review of all of its degree programs. The objective of program review is to promote the quality of each UNT academic program through an assessment of its curriculum, operations, and resources, as well as its mission, strength, and challenges. The department, dean, and provost and vice president for academic affairs will use the review results to guide university planning, determine program directions, establish objectives, shape institutional goals, and promote institutional effectiveness. Units that are externally accredited will be reviewed periodically by the accreditation review process. Those units that are not externally accredited will be reviewed by the process described in this policy.