Program Review at Victor Valley College
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 student enrollment data and outcomes assessment data (SLO, PLO, and ILO) to produce the Program Review, Allocation, and Institutional Strategies for Excellence (PRAISE) report and update progress regularly. 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. This Handbook describes the instructional program review process for Victor Valley College and outlines the process to be used for instructional programs.
Program Review Cycle 2020 - 2024 (4 Year Cycle)
Comprehensive Year: 2020-2021
Update Year: 2021-2022
Update Year: 2022-2023
Close the Loop Year: 2023-2024 (2023FA)
Program Review and Campus Planning Process
Program Review Cycle
Year 1: Comprehensive Program Review (CPR): Thorough analysis of the program, its student enrollment and outcomes assessment data, its climate/environment, and its new program plans, goals and resource needs based on the previous cycle of performance.
Years 2 and 3: Annual Program Update (APU): Provides any relevant updates on the program direction, program plans, enrollment and outcomes assessment data, and resource allocations and needs.
Year 4: Close the Loop Year (CTL): A self-study and update year where departments can follow-up and reflect on the program plans, resource requests, and strategies of the past cycle.