Program review is a college-wide effort, involving hundreds of faculty, staff, and administrators. In addition to all of these participants, there are a few key people who provide leadership and support for the process.
Program Review Committee
The Program Review Committee is a standing committee of the Citrus College Steering Committee. The purpose of the committee is to:
- facilitate development, implementation, and assessment of student learning outcomes (SLOs) and service area outcomes (SAOs) across the campus community
- provide guidance, training, support and oversight on matters related to the four areas of program review:
- Academic Support
- Institutional Support
- Student Services
Program Review Coordinator
The program review coordinator provides guidance to faculty, staff, and administrators to ensure that the program review process is conducted in a timely and professional manner. Along with the student learning outcomes assessment (SLOA) coordinator, the program review coordinator co-chairs the Program Review Committee and reports progress to relevant shared governance committees, including the Steering Committee and the Academic Senate. The program review coordinator participates in the preparation and presentation of resource requests to the Financial Resources Committee and provides information for college reporting such as the annual report to the Accrediting Commission for Junior and Community Colleges. The program review coordinator also serves as co-chair of the Institutional Effectiveness Committee.
The curriculum specialist provides ongoing assistance to the Program Review Committee, the program review coordinator, and the SLOA coordinator. The curriculum specialist also provides administrative support for the technical support functions of program reviews and student learning outcomes assessment, including setting up users and templates, running reports, and answering user questions about the system.
Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Coordinator
The SLOA coordinator works closely with the program review coordinator to ensure that student learning assessment remains a central part of program review. Along with the program review coordinator, the SLOA coordinator co-chairs the Program Review Committee.
Deans and Directors
In many non-instructional programs, deans and directors are responsible for writing the program reviews. However, even in instructional programs where faculty members are the primary authors, these administrators provide support for the process by:
- helping faculty plan realistic goals
- facilitating the resource prioritization process within their divisions and generating information needed to support resource requests to ensure the highest priority items are funded
- reading program reviews from within their divisions to ensure accuracy and professional quality
Vice Presidents of Academic Affairs and Student Services
These two vice presidents meet regularly with the program review coordinator to discuss concerns with the program review process and plan ways of addressing them. In addition, they work with deans and other administrators to ensure there is appropriate college support for the program review process. They also review program review reports from their respective areas and give feedback to authors on making their program reviews clear and professional.
Director of Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness
Institutional research, planning, and effectiveness (IRPE) partners with technology and computer services (TeCS) to create the data packets used by all of the instructional programs in their program reviews. In addition, IRPE provides support for programs needing help in interpreting the data and/or creating additional data reports at the request of individual programs. Along with the program review coordinator, the director of institutional research, planning, and effectiveness serves as co-chair of the Institutional Effectiveness Committee.