Objective Two

VC Strategic Goal 1: Continuously improve educational programs and services to meet student, community, and workforce development needs. 

VC Objective 2: Revise program review process to integrate SLOs and a more meaningful analysis of data

VCCCD Board Goal 1: Access and Student Success

VC Accreditation Recommendation: In order to fully meet this standard the team recommends that the college must increase its research capacity to serve the programs and fully integrate its research efforts into the program review process. Further Student Learning Outcomes need to become an integral part of the Program Review process, including incorporating the research function, detailed discussions, and appropriate analysis from SLO data research (Accreditation Standard I.B.1, I.B.2., II.B.1, II.B.3.a, II.B.3.c, II.B.4, ER 10 and 19). In order to fully meet this standard the team recommends that the college strengthen the content of its program review process to include a comprehensive and meaningful analysis of data with particular emphasis on student demographics, enrollment, program completion, retention, success, and achievement of student learning outcomes. Improvements to its programs should then be based on these results. (Accreditation Standard I.B.3, II.A.1.c, II.A.2.a-b, II.A.2.e, II.C.2.i, II.B.2., II.B.3-4, II.C.2)

# Action Steps Responsible Party Timeline Progress
2.1 Train department chairs, coordinators, supervisors, and deans on new program review process College Planning Council August 2011 Completed
2.2

Complete program review documents

  • Review and analysis of data
  • Creation of student success and operating outcomes with performance indicators and methods of assessment
  • Creation of initiatives that require/do not require resources
  • Prioritization of initiatives
Programs and departments September – October, 2011  Completed
2.3 Present program review summaries to College Planning Council, including any presentations on program discontinuance Deans, Faculty (re program discontinuance) November 2011 Completed
2.4 Forward requests for resources to appropriate committees for further prioritization VP, Business Services; Dean, Institutional Effectiveness November, 2011 Completed
2.5 Present final results of funded initiatives to College Planning Council Executive Team December, 2011 Completed
2.6 Post all program reviews, presentation data, and initiatives spreadsheets on college website Dean of Institutional Effectiveness December, 2011 Completed
2.7 Evaluate program review process through survey and committee discussions Dean, Institutional Effectiveness January, 2012 Completed
2.8 Write annual program review report, review report with CPC, and post to website Dean of Institutional Effectiveness Summer 2012 Completed
2.9 Evaluate and select software for program review management Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, College Planning Council Late Fall 2011/Early Spring 2012 Completed
2.10 Hold meetings for revision of Program Review process. Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, College Planning Council May 2012 Completed
2.11 Create timeline for 2012-13 Program Review based on input from process committee Dean of Institutional Effectiveness Summer, 2012 Completed
2.12 Revise program review template based on input from process committee Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, VP Business Services Summer 2012 Completed
2.13 Create link to data to be used in Fall Program Review VP Business Services Summer 2012 Completed