Programs at UNLV are reviewed at least every ten years as required by the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Board of Regents handbook. The review of existing programs includes multiple criteria and both quantitative and qualitative dimensions of program effectiveness and peer review.
Criteria to be utilized in the review of existing programs includes quality, need/demand for the program, relation to the institutional mission, cost, relationship to other programs in the NSHE system, student outcomes, and quality and adequacy of resources such as library materials, equipment, space, and nonacademic services.
A program review annual report is created by the institution on the results of completed program evaluations. A summary of that report is sent to the NSHE chancellor's office and presented to the Academic and Student Affairs Committee. Every few years, one UNLV program review is presented in depth to the Board of Regents.