What is PCAR?

The Presidential Commission on Academic Renewal (PCAR) is working with faculty colleagues, students, staff and external scholars to review our undergraduate, graduate and professional programs and make recommendations to President Ribeau for strategic adjustments.

Howard University has played a unique role in the definition and building of our nation, especially as it relates to the democratization of the public space, human rights, and expanded concepts of humanity, pluralism, and diversity in higher education. At each stage of the development of our nation and the African American community, Howard renewed and restructured itself to address, at the highest level of excellence and quality, the changing needs of our nation and the African American and under-represented community.

Contemporary opportunities and challenges require that Howard review its academic programs and organizational structures to ensure that once again, it is able to carry out its historic mission and remain competitive in the higher education community.