Program Review | Academic Senate

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.

Program Review Cycle 2020 - 2024

Comprehensive Year: 2020-2021
Update Year: 2021-2022
Update Year: 2022-2023
Close the Loop Year: 2023-2024



  • Training begins September 19th, 2022
  • IPR Reports are due November 7th, 2022
  • Individual appointment times available by request






Program Review Campus Webpage


Program Review Cycle


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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. 


Program Review Committee Documents


Supportive Documents

Contact Information

Instructional Program Review Coordinator

             Regina Brown, 

Program Review Committee Chair

Julia Wendt,