Purpose of Program Review
The purpose of Program Review is to provide a venue through which the college can evaluate its programs in relationship to the College Mission and its Strategic Goals and priorities. The program review process promotes a self-reflective evaluation of programs in a manner in which faculty can identify programmatic successes within their disciplines, identify areas in need of improvement and establish departmental goals for enhanced programmatic and student success.
The values of program review:
- Strengthening of programs through faculty led self-evaluation and goal setting;
- Fostering inter-departmental cooperation and communication;
- Stimulating dialog on student success and programmatic improvements;
- Evaluating each programs unique contribution to the College’s Mission and Strategic Goals;
- Promotion of long-term planning focused on the use of data;
- Ensuring that curriculum and offerings meet student needs and promote student progression;
- Providing a venue to justify programmatic augmentation and to connect program needs to resource allocations.
- Enhance transparency about college programs to the broader community.
The value of self-evaluation is enhanced with the broad inclusion of individuals contributing to your department or unit. Each department or unit was asked to make all efforts to include all faculty, staff and administration. The following Program Review Self-Evaluation Forms represent the starting point in a comprehensive evaluation process that utilizes the college's core planning committees and culminates in recommendations that will assist the college in improving student learning and ensure that budget decisions are tied to programmatic need and the college mission.