Program Review

Campus - Fall 2010

Program Review is a process that provides the opportunity for employees at COS to assess and improve student learning and support programs and services.¬† Additionally, it allows the college to determine the impact of its efforts at all levels of the institution on the College’s Mission, Vision, and Institutional Goals.¬†Participating in Program Review promotes dialog around assessment and continuous improvement.¬† It supports the College’s efforts to evaluate educational quality and effectiveness of programs and services, and it provides necessary information that informs planning, budgeting, and institutional decision-making. Through broad participation and dialog within and between the levels of institutional decision-making, Program Review encourages faculty, staff, and administrators to adjust to changing needs, emerging technologies, best practices, and other advances.¬†

Timeline for 2015-2016 Instructional Program Reviews (due Fall 2016)

  • August 10, a.m.: FLEX workshop for inputting and analyzing 2014-2015 assessment data and for creating 2015-2016 assessment plans in CurricUNET
  • August 10, p.m.: FLEX workshop for working on Program Review in CurricUNET
  • September 12: Deadline for completing Program Review (discussed at the August 10 FLEX Workshop)
  • September 13:  The Senate PR Committee will (1) inventory the launched Progam Reviews, (2) assign peer reviewers, (3) compile a preliminary list of resource requests.
  • September 20: Deadline for completing peer review.
  • September 30: Deadline for Academic administrators' review of Program Review reports.
  • October 3: Deadline for Program Review originators to make changes if prompted by peer reviewers or Academic administrator.
  • October 2016: Instruction Council review and prioritization of resource requests
  • November 2016: (1) Board and President review of Program Review reports, (2) earliest budget discussions for 2016-2017, including introduciton of resource requests arising from Program Reviews

Program Review Resources for faculty, staff and administrators