This essay addresses the issue of how to review university programs by a) stressing the importance of asking key questions, b) characterizing these programs as complex human activity systems for which simple solutions are often not possible, and c) proposing an approach to accomplish program improvement.

We focus primarily upon programs offered by universities and colleges that modify educational and research programs on a regular basis in response to changes in our society, e.g. the "professional groups'' such as agriculture, forestry, engineering, and business.



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