Program & Academic Reviews Academic Reviews By policy, all academic programs and departments undergo periodic reviews, generally on a 3-year cycle. The reviews are prepared by the lead instructor in the program or department and submitted to their academic dean. Their primary purpose is improvement. Organizational Reviews All departments within the College’s administrative structure undergo periodic organizational reviews. The purposes of the organizational reviews is to ensure that each department fully supports the College’s mission, is appropriately staffed, and is addressing opportunities for improvement.