Plan It! Do It! Check It! Adjust It!

Why conduct programs reviews?  Program review is one method to check out how academic programs and operational units meet identified outcomes and provide student services.  Instructional, academic, and operational programs review indicator data that measures student learning and operational outcomes. Based on data analysis of each indicator and a review of operational activities, projects are identified that adjust what we do and then incorporated into the planning and budgeting processes.

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All documents due no later than November 30, 2018.  Earlier deadlines apply for academic program review - specific sections of the document.  Annual review of data for 2017-18 and with program review years of 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18.

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Updated 10/3/2018, 9/26/2018, 8/1/2018 and 6/15/2018 adjust academic programs and supervision areas; 6/5/2018 for Fall 2018 Review Cycle

Updated 1/29/2018 for programs completing prior year reviews and timing of review

Prior Updates: reflect changes in schedule, departments, programs and reporting cycles.  For specific changes, contact ir@socc.edu

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Program/Discipline level student learning outcomes are listed in the catalog with each degree/certificate.  The General Student Learning Outcomes (GSLOs) are listed in the first section of the catalog, and the course outcomes are listed on the course outlines and course syllabi. Current listings are also posted on the website.

Catalog - Current List of Degrees and Certificates A-Z

Catalog Archives

Program Review Schedule

Program Review Timeline

Online Reports - Tableau On Campus Access Only

Updated 9/26/2018 adjust review dates and reporting areas.

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Program Review utilizes the online software starting in 2018-19 (mid-October availability).  Use the word template to get started early or if you prefer to create the draft and then copy and paste into the software.

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2015-2016 Program Reviews
2014-2015 Program Reviews
2013-14 Pilot Academic Program Reviews

The academic programs completing reviews for 2013-14 assisted in the development of the pilot document and the documents provided here represent the first academic program "pilot" documents completed following the new process and using the new data points and reports.

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Assessment and Reporting Software Links located on the main Resource Center Page - scroll down to the end of the page and click on the appropriate ink

There are currently no learning tool placements in this portlet.

Operational Unit Outcome Definition

Operational Unit Outcome:  A culminating activity, product, or performance that can be measured. The results or evidence of students’ experiences associated with the services provided by an operational unit. Answers the question: “What will the students GAIN or EXPECT from the experience/service provided?”

Indicator Definition

Indicator: The particular characteristic, dimension, or element you will be measuring to monitor in outcomes attainment. An indicator is a regularly produced measure that described a specified condition or result that the college can gather information on, examine and report on, and use regularly and systematically as a tool for planning, assessment and decision making.

All indicators start with the wording:  "Measured by the ....."

Answers the question: “How is the outcome measured in order to determine achievement of the outcome?”

Success Indicator: The indicators identified by the institution to illustrate achievement of the core theme objective and ultimately the mission.

Threshold Definition

Levels established to act as evidence of whether an indicator is achieved. Answers the question: “What is the target expectation level?”

Templates and Documents
2014-2015 Program Reviews and Draft Examples
2013-2014 Program Reviews

Documents may contain linked files that are only accessible from on-campus as program reviews were conducted within TracDat.  For additional information contact ir@socc.edu.

2012-2013 Program Reviews

Documents may contain linked files that are only accessible from on-campus as program reviews were conducted within TracDat.  For additional information contact ir@socc.edu.