Instructional Program Review
Purpose of Program Review
In accordance with Title 5 regulations and accreditation standards, Cañada College’s instructional programs are regularly reviewed in order to improve the quality of instruction, student learning outcomes, and institutional effectiveness. Program Review contributes to annual and long range planning and budgeting at the department, division and college. Program Review also informs allocation of personnel, equipment, technology, facilities, reassigned time, research and professional development resources. To ensure the effective utilization of college resources, priority is given to requests that align with institutional strategic plans and that provide supporting evidence and justification in the Program Review.
Overview Of Process
Each program conducts a "Program Review Self Study" consisting of (Part A) an Instructional Program Plan and (Part B) Resource Requests on a biennial basis – once every two years – using data provided by the Office of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness, student learning outcomes, and other measures of program performance and student success. (Part B) Resource Requests can be submitted on an annual basis. Deans support the programs and provide feedback on the self study. The Instruction Planning Council (IPC) evaluates the Instructional Program Plan and provides feedback for improvement of the report and the program. The Program Review Self Study and IPC feedback are provided to the Planning and Budgeting Council (PBC) for use in resource allocation decisions. Program Review Self Studies are shared with the public by posting on the college website. The executive summary from each Program Review Self Study is presented to the Board of Trustees by the College President. Every six years, each program makes a college-wide presentation based on the Program Review Self Study to share the program’s strengths, challenges and opportunities.
Program Review Self Studies prior to 2012-13 are archived on the Sharepoint Archive of Instructional Annual Plans/Program Reviews.
Schedule and Forms
Schedule for Program Review Self Study - identifies which programs are up for review each year
Timeline and Process - identifies deadlines and describes review processes
2013-2014 Data Packets (for use in completing 2014-15 annual plans/program reviews)
2012-2013 Data Packets (for use in completing 2013-14 annual plans/program reviews)