Firm reviewing academic programs at Kentucky universities

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Officials say academic programs at all of Kentucky’s public universities are being evaluated to see how they align with student demand and employer needs. The new data-driven assessment was announced Monday by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. A statement says the review is aimed at helping schools gauge economic conditions and improve programs so students will find success in a changing marketplace.  The council said consulting and analytics firm Gray Associates will conduct the review on every baccalaureate program at each of the state’s eight public universities.  Schools can use the results to determine if any changes are needed.