Academic and Administrative Program Review (Archive)

The work of the Academic and Administrative Program Review (AAPR) concluded with the release of the One Oberlin report. For updates on the implementation of the AAPR recommendations, visit

The AAPR site content is still available here for background on the process.

The Academic and Administrative Program Review (AAPR), launched in the spring of 2018 by President Carmen Twillie Ambar and Oberlin’s Board of Trustees, is an ambitious, comprehensive examination of Oberlin’s programs and activities.

AAPR seeks to address head-on the challenges facing Oberlin and many of the nation’s top-tier liberal arts colleges and conservatories. It provides a venue and an opportunity to build on the strengths of the college and conservatory, refocusing the entire community on what Oberlin distinctively offers to its students and to the world.

The 31-person AAPR steering committee includes faculty, staff, students, trustees, and alumni. In a message to the Oberlin community, the steering committee wrote that it is committed, among other things, to a process that is authentic to Oberlin’s history and distinctive excellence, and broadly inclusive, tapping the full range of Oberlin’s wisdom, creativity and experience.

Working in cooperation with Oberlin’s regular governing bodies, the AAPR steering committee and its six working groups will gather a broad spectrum of data, information, perspectives, and ideas. From these resources, the steering committee will develop recommendations to be submitted to President Ambar for consideration. These recommendations will address current and future financial needs as well as areas for investment that are authentic to Oberlin’s mission and key to Oberlin’s future.

The AAPR Steering Committee welcomes your questions and thoughts via email; please send any feedback to


May 24, 2019
Academic and Administrative Program Review Final Report

May 17, 2019
Submission of Final Report

April 29, 2019
Release of the Draft Final Report

March 29, 2019
Summary of AAPR Work to Date (March, 2019)

November 14, 2018
Update on the Academic and Administrative Program Review (November, 2018)

September 4, 2018
Update on the Academic and Administrative Program Review (September, 2018)

April 25, 2018
Selection of the AAPR Steering Committee

March 21, 2018
Announcement of Board’s Decision to Create AAPR

March 15, 2018
Academic and Administrative Program Review: Next Steps


Frequently Asked Questions

April, 2019
Questions from Student Senate 
FAQ on Employee Costs 

September, 2018
General FAQ