All undergraduate and graduate degree-granting programs at the University are subject to regular review. This process is managed by the dean and associate dean of the Graduate School for three purposes: first, informing long-range planning on the stability and viability of programs; second, providing educational units (typically departments) with the opportunity to engage in self-study and program enhancement; and third, to provide data to state agencies for the purposes of accountability. Each program is reviewed on a seven-year cycle. The review is conducted by internal and external review committee members and is reviewed and approved by the Graduate Council. Recommendations that can be achieved within the resources of the University are incorporated into an action plan for improvement.