Fall 2015 Program Review


Find Completed Program Reviews HERE

For prior years, see all archives.


Resource Prioritization

Integrated resource prioritization for 2016-2017 was based on ~100 program reviews completed Fall 2015.

Prioritization for the following categorically funded areas were completed:  (a) Basic Skills, (b) Instructional Supplies eligible for Lottery Funding, and (c) Student Equity (from Student Equity Report - 2015-2016). In addition, decisions for Perkins Allocation were made based on an application process emphasizing program review. Some professional development requests were prioritized through categorical funds.

Unrestricted (U-fund) rankings include requests for equipment (instructional), supplies (instructional), facilities, technology, and classified staffing.  The Chancellor has approved the following Faculty Position Allocation Committee (FPAC) recommendations.


Summary Reports

Completed program reviews also inform other college processes such as longer-range planning (e.g., technology, facilities, staffing, etc).  Summary reports are compiled as needed to inform College processes.  A collegewide synthesis is currently being developed based on reading sessions held during Oct. 18 FLEX Day.


Long-Term Process

3-Year Components:

  1. Unit Description—typically a carryover from previous review
  2. Data Trends – for instruction units these include enrollment, success rates, and SLO assessment evaluated by gender, ethnicity and other characteristics
  3. Unit progress and evaluation of past goals, especially resource requests
  4. Unit planning objectives for next 3 years
  5. Curriculum Currency, Assessment Currency, and Allocation Requests -- also part of Annual Plan

3-Year Cycle:

  • Year 1: Fall 2015 -- Write comprehensive Program Review with full unit and review with supervisor before submitting 
  • Year 2: Fall 2016 -- Evaluate previous year’s Program Reviews including writing summarization reports and engaging in college-wide discussion
  • Year 3: Fall 2017 -- Move Program Review discussions up through participatory governance to inform college-wide improvements and plans; Evaluate process to inform process improvements for next 3-year cycle