To evaluate how well a program functions in relationship to:
(a) the department’s learning outcomes, course objectives and mission statement;
(b) the college mission statement, institutional goals and outcomes; and
(c) the priorities and needs of the community.
To strengthen and integrate planning, decision making, and scheduling.
To encourage program development and improvement.
To improve the use of college resources.
To comply with Title V, accreditation and matriculation requirements.
Provide quality programs through peer review and self-evaluation
Encourage systematic collection and review of student learning assessments and effectiveness measures
Ensure that the program meets its stated mission and addresses the strategic directions of the college
Recognize and celebrate achievements and successes
Identify and address concerns and difficulties
Fulfill institutional and programmatic accreditation requirements
Elements of the Process
Flexibility in defining areas to be assessed
Support provided by Office of Institutional Research
Recommendations based on quantitative and qualitative data
A continuous improvement cycle whereby the recommendations and action plan for one cycle are addressed in the next cycle
Sharing and communication of the program review summary and action plan with others at the college