Program Review is a mandated process that is integral to institutional planning. The
Academic Senate Joint Program Review Committee is responsible for the process, which
falls under the purview of the 10+1 areas of faculty responsibility. All institutional
programs and departments are required to engage in meaningful program review, and
according to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC),
the program review processes at all institutions are expected to be at the Sustainable
Continuous Quality Improvement Level for both instructional and non-instructional
programs and services.
From 2021-2023, Program Review was paused to allow the Program Review Committee time
to work on a major revamp of the entire Program Review process. It had been over a
decade since the last revamp. The Committee hopes that the revamped process will be
an improved opportunity for programs' self-reflection and self-evaluation, as well
as better support institutional planning.
Comprehensive Program Review (CPR) and Progress Update (PU) Program Review
Program Review provides a structure for programs to document systematic engagement
in self-evaluation, leading to program improvements. All programs are required to
submit a CPR self-study every six years, as well as PU reports every two years. These
reports document programs' ongoing self-evaluation and improvements.