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Program Review | Academic Senate

Program Definitions | List of Programs and Review Cycle | Meeting Minutes and Approved Documents

Purpose

Program Review (PR) at Victor Valley College is a self assessment by its programs used to promote institutional effectiveness and provide the basis for budget and resource planning and allocation. It is a systematic process for the collection, analysis, and interpretation of Program Review Elements (PREs) to produce the Program Review, Allocation, and Institutional Strategies for Excellence ( PRAISE) report and the Annual Update(s). It is an instrument for identifying areas of change within its programs, and it is conducted to promote the effectiveness and relevance of instruction and the effective use of resources. These assessments are integral to the alignment of the programs’ goals with the mission of the college for college-wide planning. The VVC Program Review Handbook outlines the process to be used for both instructional and non-instructional programs at Victor Valley College.

Definition of an Instructional Program for the Purpose of Program Review

For the purpose of Program Review, an “instructional program” is defined as an organizationally distinct planning and evaluation unit with formally recognized discipline leadership (coordinator, facilitator), which is specified in the Program List, and an identified function, mission, and/or purpose.  A program may consist of a single discipline or a group of related disciplines which share joint leadership and academic purposes.

Definition of an Instructional Program for the Purpose of Assessment

For the purpose of program learning assessment practice and reporting, an “instructional program” is a defined sequence or grouping of courses within a discipline required for the completion of a major, degree, or Chancellor-approved certificate at Victor Valley College.

Definition of Non-Instructional Program

Any department that supports instructional programs as defined by “an instructional program is defined as a discipline and an organized sequence or grouping of courses leading to a defined objective such as a major, degree, certificate, license, the acquisition of selected knowledge or skills, or transfer to another institution of higher education.”

Program Review Cycle 2016-2019

Program ListComing Soon Download the Instructional Program Review Handbook -
PDF
Download the User Manual for Instructional Program Review - PDF

PROGRAM REVIEW - IMPORTANT DATES

ALL THREE ACADEMIC DIVISIONS ARE NOW ON THE SAME COMPREHENSIVE PRAISE CYCLE AND WILL COMPLETE COMPREHENSIVE PRAISE THIS YEAR IN TracDat.

Voluntary Peer Technical Review - due by 10/9/16. Be sure to change your report status for this.

Final Narrative and Planning and Augmentation pieces - due December 1, 2016.

 

Instruction Videos for Program Review

1. Getting Started | Program Review in TracDat®

2. Comprehensive PRAISE Narrative in TracDat®

3. Data Analysis in ActionPoint®

4. Planning & Augmentation in TracDat®

 

Examples of Comprehensive PRAISE Reports from 2013-2015 (no longer completed in Word)

 

Submit Program Review signature page

Comprehensive PRAISE Template Signature Page PDF

The links provided in the three sections below have all been pre-configured so that - once you login - you will be taken directly to the 'Upload Document' page for the specific program named in the link itself.

HASS - Submit Comprehensive PRAISE Signature Page

(1) Click on your program link below, (2) Login to SharePoint, and (3) Submit your 2017-2018 Comprehensive PRAISE Signature Page.

HSPSIT - Submit Comprehensive PRAISE Signature Page

(1) Click on your program link below, (2) Login to SharePoint, and (3) Submit your 2017-2018 Comprehensive PRAISE Signature Page.

STEM - Submit Comprehensive PRAISE Signature Page

(1) Click on your program link below, (2) Login to SharePoint, and (3) Submit your 2017-2018 Comprehensive PRAISE Signature Page.

DSS/INST - Submit Comprehensive PRAISE Signature Page

(1) Click on your program link below, (2) Login to SharePoint, and (3) Submit your 2017-2018 Comprehensive PRAISE Signature Page.

 

Videos

Watch Program Review Workshop Videos

 

Program Review Committee Documents

 

Supportive Documents

Contact Information

Program Review Committee Chair

Jessica Gibbs : program.review@vvc.edu

 

Program Review Area Representatives

List of Program Review Area Representatives

 

 

 

 

Last Updated 9/27/16