Aerial view of the LoSchiavo Building Lawn

Student listening with his hands folded during the orientation

 

city view at night

Academic Program Reviews

Academic program review (APR) is a process of regular, systematic review and evaluation of all academic programs offered at the University of San Francisco. The academic department normally constitutes the basic unit of review and all department-based, interdisciplinary and university-administered programs are to be reviewed every 5 to 8 years, depending on the needs of the program. The majority of programs are reviewed every 7 years.

Arts & Sciences

Arts and Humanities
     
Architecture and Community Design 2008-2009
Executive Summary
2008-2009
Self-Study
Art History & Arts Management 2008-2009
Executive Summary
2008-2009
Self-Study
Asia Pacific Studies Masters 2009-2010
Executive Summary
2009-2010
Self-Study
Asian Studies 2009-2010
Executive Summary
2009-2010
Self-Study
Communication Studies 2007-2008
Executive Summary
2014-2015
Executive Summary
2007-2008
Self-Study
2014-2015
Self-Study
Comparative Literature and Culture 2011-2012
Executive Summary
2011-2012
Self-Study
Design 2007-2008
Executive Summary
2007-2008
Self-Study
English 2008-2009
Executive Summary
2008-2009
Self-Study
Fine Arts 2008-2009
Executive Summary
2008-2009
Self-Study
French Studies
Japanese Studies
Spanish
2009-2010
Executive Summary
2009-2010
Self-Study
MFA in Writing 2006-2007
Executive Summary
2012-2013
Executive Summary
2006-2007
Self-Study
2012-2013
Self-Study
Performing Arts and Social Justice 2009-2010
Executive Summary
2009-2010
Self-Study
Philosophy 2005-2006
Executive Summary
2013-2014
Executive Summary
2005-2006
Self-Study
2013-2014
Self-Study
Theology & Religious Studies - Undergraduate 2003-2004
Executive Summary
2010-2011
Executive Summary
2003-2004
Self-Study
2010-2011
Self-Study
Sciences
Biology BS
Biology MS
2006-2007
Executive Summary
2013-2014
Executive Summary
2006-2007
Self-Study
2013-2014
Self-Study
Chemistry BS
Chemistry MS
2011-2012
Executive Summary
2011-2012
Self-Study
Computer Science BS
Computer Science MS
2007-2008
Executive Summary
2007-2008
Self-Study
Environmental Management MS
Environmental Science BS
2012-2013
Executive Summary
2012-2013
Self-Study
Kinesiology (Exercise & Sport Science) 2011-2012
Executive Summary
2011-2012
Self-Study
Mathematics 2003-2004
Executive Summary
2010-2011
Executive Summary
2003-2004
Self-Study
2010-2013
Self-Study
Physics & Astronomy 2003-2004
Executive Summary
2010-2011
Executive Summary
2003-2004
Self-Study
2010-2011
Self-Study
Social Science
Economics BS
Economics MS
2006-2007
Executive Summary
2006-2007
Self-Study
Environmental Studies 2005-2006
Executive Summary
2013-2014 
Executive Summary
2005-2006
Self-Study
2013-2014
Self-Study
History 2012-2013
Executive Summary
2012-2013
Self-Study
International Studies BS
International Studies MS
2009-2010
Executive Summary
2009-2010
Self-Study
Latin American Studies 2009-2010
Executive Summary
2009-2010
Self-Study
Media Studies 2007-2008
Executive Summary
2007-2008
Self-Study
Politics 2005-2006
Executive Summary
2013-2014
Executive Summary
2005-2006
Self-Study
2013-2014
Self-Study
Psychology 2003-2004
Executive Summary
2011-2012
Executive Summary
2003-2004
Self-Study
2011-2012
Self-Study
Sociology 2012-2013
Executive Summary
2012-2013
Self-Study
Sport Management 2007-2008
Executive Summary
2007-2008
Self-Study

Education

School of Education Link to Program Review Guidelines
School of Education Link to Financial Profiles
School of Education Academic Program Reviews
Catholic School Leadership EdD
(Previously Catholic Educational Leadership EdD)
2006-2007
Executive Summary
2006-2007
Self Study
Catholic School Leadership MA
(Previously Catholic Educational Leadership MA)
2006-2007
Executive Summary
2006-2007
Self Study
Counseling Psychology MA MFT 2006-2007
Executive Summary
2006-2006
Self Study
Digital Technologies for Teaching and Learning
(Digital Media and Learning)
2003-2004
Executive Summary
2003-2004
Self Study
General Education 2003-2004
Executive Summary
2003-2004
Self Study
International and Multicultural Education MA Executive Summary Self Study
International and Multicultural Education EdD 2005-2006
Executive Summary
2005-2006
Self Study
International and Multicultural Education MA ESL 2005-2006
Executive Summary
2005-2006
Self Study
Learning and Instruction EdD 2005-2006
Executive Summary
2005-2006
Self Study
Organization and Leadership MA 2003-2004
Executive Summary
2003-2004
Self Study
Organization and Leadership EdD 2003-2004
Executive Summary
2003-2004
Self Study
Teacher Education (All Credential Programs) Biennial Report
Response 2013
Biennial Report
Self Study 2013

Nursing and Health Professions

School of Nursing Link to Program Review Guidelines
School of Nursing Link to Financial Profiles
School of Nursing Academic Program Reviews

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Practice (BSN)
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

2002-2003
Executive Summary


2002-2003
Self Study
2007-2008
Self Study (CCNE)
Behavioral Health             NEW  
Health Services              NEW  
Healthcare Informatics              NEW  
Healthcare Simulation              NEW  
Psychology (PsyD)             NEW  
Public Health CEPH Response
2013-2014
CEPH Report
2013-2014

Management

School of Business and Management Link to Program Review Guidelines
School of Business and Management Link to Financial Profiles
School of Business and Management Academic Program Reviews
AACSB 2010-2011      Decision Letter

 
Analytics (MSAN)            NEW  
Business Administration (BSBA)
Business Administration (MBA)
  2010-2011
Self Study (AACSB)
Management (BSM) 


  2010-2011
Self Study (AACSB)
Financial Analysis  (MSFA)   2010-2011
Self Study
 (AACSB)
Global Entrepreneurial Management (MGEM)   2010-2011
Self Study (AACSB)
Information Systems (MSIS) 2006-2007
Executive Summary
2006-2007
Self Study
Executive Business Administration (EMBA) 2000-2001
Executive Summary
2002-2003
Self Study 

2010-2011
Self Study (AACSB)
Non-profit Administration (MNA) Executive Summary Self Study
Organization Development (MSOD) 2006-2007
Executive Summary
2006-2007
Self Study

2010-2011
Self Study (AACSB)
Public Administration (MPA) 2004-2005
Executive Summary
2004-2005
Self Study
2011-2012 
Annual Report NASSPA
Risk Management (MSRM)   2010-2011
Self Study (AACSB)

Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum Goals

The University of San Francisco, as a Jesuit, Catholic, urban University with a global perspective, is committed to educating leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world. The University's Core Curriculum embodies the Jesuit, Catholic tradition that views faith, reason, and service to others as complementary resources in the search for truth and full human development. The Core promotes these values through their integration across the curriculum. As it develops its course offerings, the University affirms its commitment to provide our students with learning opportunities that embrace the fullness of the Catholic intellectual tradition.

Learning Goals for the Core Curriculum
  • Students should be able to speak and write effectively.
  • Students should be able to express ideas in an articulate and persuasive way.
  • Students should be able to understand a mathematical problem and design a solution.
  • Students should be exposed to a wide breadth of disciplines, as a foundation for a general liberal arts education.
  • Students should understand the process of seeking truth and disseminating knowledge.
  • Students should understand historical traditions.
  • Students should appreciate and be able to critically evaluate the arts.
  • Students should understand the nature of society and the relationships between individuals and groups.
  • Students should understand the nature of the physical world, the uses of the scientific method, and the implications of technology.
  • Students should comprehend the variations of people's relationship with God and develop respect for the religious beliefs of others.
  • Students should understand the moral dimension of every significant human choice, taking seriously how and who we choose to be in the world.
  • Students should understand and value cultural and ethnic differences in a multicultural society and globalizing world.
  • Students should gain the skills and experiences necessary to link education to service.
  • Students should be exposed to opportunities to work for social justice.
Core Curriculum
Core Assessment Matrix
Ethics Spring 2006 Spring 2007
History Spring 2006 Spring 2007
Literature Spring 2006 Spring 2007
Math Spring 2006 Spring 2007
Philosophy Spring 2006 Spring 2007
Public Speaking Spring 2006 Spring 2007
Rhetoric & Composition Spring 2006 Spring 2007
Science Spring 2006 Spring 2007
Social Sciences Spring 2006 Spring 2007
Theology & Religious Studies Spring 2006 Spring 2007
Visual & Performing Arts Spring 2006 Spring 2007
Cultural Diversity Spring 2006 Spring 2007
Service Learning n/a Spring 2007