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 2020 - 2024

Comprehensive Year: 2020-2021

Update Year: 2021-2022

Update Year: 2022-2023

Close the Loop Year: 2023-2024

 

PROGRAM REVIEW - IMPORTANT DATES and INFORMATION

Next Program Review Term begins Fall 2021

 

WRITTEN TRAINING MATERIALS

Instructional Program Review Handbook

Instructional Program Review User Manual (Comprehensive and Update Years)

 

Training Videos for Fall 2020

Phase 1: Narrative

Phase 2: Data Assessment

Phase 3: Annual Program Planning and Augmentation

 

PDF Materials

Forms:

IPR Signature Sheet 2020 VVC.docx

IPR Signature Sheet 2020 VVC.pdf

 

Worksheets:

PHASE 1 Narrative PRAISE Worksheet.docx

PHASE 2 Data Assessment Worksheet.docx

PHASE 3 Planning & Augmentation Worksheet.docx

 

Instructions with Screen Shots:

Access Previous IPR Reports.pdf

TracDat IPR Login.pptx

Phase 1 Narrative PRAISE IPR.pdf

Phase 2 Data Assessment IPR.pdf

Phase 3 Planning & Augmentation IPR.pdf

Running IPR Reports.pdf

Download Completed IPR Summary.pdf 

 

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 and Campus Planning Process

 

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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

Program Review Committee Chair

Jessica Gibbs :program.review@vvc.edu

 

Program Review Area Representatives

List of Program Review Area Representatives