PROGRAM REVIEW COMMITTEE (PRC)

CHARGE

Program Review is the process by which instructional and non-instructional programs systematically assess themselves to ensure currency, relevance, appropriateness, and achievement of stated goals and outcomes related to student learning and institutional effectiveness.

The Foothill College Program Review Committee (PRC) is responsible for evaluating (comprehensive) program reviews. The PRC also evaluates mandated remediation plans as they arise, to determine whether they represent a viable plan for improvement towards achieving program and college goals.

ROLE

The Program Review Committee (PRC) evaluates all regularly scheduled comprehensive program reviews in the Winter term. In addition, the PRC assesses all programs that have been identified for an out-of-cycle comprehensive review and any program remediation plans (as described below). Using program review data, the PRC categorizes each program as GREEN, YELLOW or RED. The PRC then presents a summary of their evaluations and recommendations to PaRC in the Spring term.

PRC recommendations to the Planning & Resource Council (PaRC) will include:

1. COLOR CATEGORIZATION

  • GREEN signifies the program is recommended to continue in the regular program review cycle.
  • YELLOW signifies that trend analysis indicates the program is not meeting targets and/or indicators identified within the program review document, or that the program review document is incomplete.
  • RED signifies that trend analysis indicates a notable and persistent decline in viability, an abrupt change to one or more of the targets and/or indicators, or that a program previously categorized as YELLOW has not successfull implemented its remediation plan.

2. AREAS OF COMMENDATION AND/OR CONCERN

3. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FOLLOW-UP BY THE PROGRAM

  • Continuing or resuming the regularly scheduled 3-year comprehensive program review cycle.
  • An out-of-cycle comprehensive program review with remediation plan.
  • Annual program review with remediation plan.

4. THE NATURE AND TIMING OF THE REMEDIATION PLAN (if one is recommended)

  • When it is due (e.g. end of June of the current year, the next Fall term, etc.)
  • Who will initially review the plan (e.g. submitted to the supervising administrator by the end of June with PRC reviewing an update in the Fall term, or submitted to PRC in the Fall term)
  • Whether the remediation plan should explicitly identify goals, benchmarks and timelines for improving areas of concern, or whether it should focus on a follow-up response to sections in need of clarification/re-writing.

Any program receiving a YELLOW or RED will have the opportunity to respond to this rating at PaRC. PaRC may accept some or all of the recommendations and/or request further information and clarification from the PRC. PaRC may then recommend program remediation, suspension or discontinuance to the College President. The College President will either accept PaRC's recommendation(s), or explain his/her reason for not accepting PaRC's recommendation(s). Following the PaRC recommendations on next steps, the approved program review summary is sent to the Operations and Planning Committee (OPC) for inclusion in their resource allocation process.

The rubric used by the PRC for evaluation of the comprehensive program review documents can be found HERE.

The list of completed and scheduled comprehensive program reviews (2012-2018) can be found HERE.

MEMBERSHIP

The Program Review Committee (PRC) consists of 9-12 members appointed through the Academic Senate, Classified Senate, and the President's Office (3- 4 from each), and a student advisory member. Constituent groups are strongly encouraged to appoint members representative of all four Core Missions (Basic Skills, Transfer, Workforce, Student Equity), as well as a wide range of college programs, inlcuding but not limited to: student services, cross-divisional support services (e.g. the Library), and instruction. Senate Presidents will confer with each other to ensure that membership is balanced and representative. "Expert" resources will be consulted as needed, such as the SLO Coordinator(s), CCC Faculty Co-Chair, Articulation Officer, Director of Facilities, and Chief Financial Officer.

Committee Tri-Chairs: Craig Gawlick (Classified), Cara Miyasaki (Faculty), Paul Starer (Administrator)

Classified Staff Representatives: Jazmine Garcia, VACANT

Faculty Representatives: Kathryn Maurer, Bruce McLeod

Administrator Representatives: Kevin Harral, Oxana Pantchenko

Ex-Officio Support: Justin Schultz, Elaine Kuo, Lisa Ly

MEETING MINUTES & DOCUMENTS

Please click HERE for PRC meeting minutes and relevant documents (as discussed).

Please click HERE for a three-year summary of upcoming Program Reviews (2016-17 through 2018-19).

COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM REVIEWS - PRC FEEDBACK & RECOMMENDATIONS

INSTRUCTIONAL UNITS
Division
Program / Department
2013-2014
2014-2015
2015-2016
2016-2017
BHS
Biology
-
-
-
BHS
Dental Assisting
-
-
-
BHS
Dental Hygiene
-
-
-
BHS
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
-
-
-
BHS
Environmental Horticulture & Design
-
-
-
BHS
Emergency Medical Service
-
-
-
BHS
Pharmacy Technology
-
-
-
BHS
Primary Care Associate
-
-
Not Reviewed
BHS
Radiologic Technology
-
-
-
BHS
Respiratory Therapy
-
-
-
BHS
Veterinary Technology
-
-
BSS
Accounting
-
-
-
BSS
Anthropology
-
-
BSS
Business
-
-
-
BSS
Child Development
-
-
BSS
Economics
-
-
-
BSS
General Studies - Social Science
-
-
-
BSS
Geography
-
-
-
BSS
Geospatial Technology
-
-
-
BSS
History
-
-
BSS
Humanities
-
-
BSS
Philosophy
-
-
-
BSS
Political Science
-
-
BSS
Psychology
-
-
-
BSS
Sociology
-
-
BSS
Women's Studies
-
-
-
FAC
Art
-
-
FAC
Art History
-
-
-
FAC
Communication Studies
-
-
FAC
Graphic & Interactive Design
-
-
-
FAC
Music Technology
-
-
-
FAC
Music - General
-
-
FAC
Photography & Digital Imaging
-
-
FAC
Theatre Arts
-
-
KA
Kinesiology
-
-
-
KA
Athletic Injury Care
-
-
KA
Physical Education
-
-
LA
English
-
-
-
LA
ESLL
-
-
LA
Japanese
-
-
LA
Spanish
Red *
-
PSME
Computer Science
-
-
-
PSME
Chemistry
-
-
-
PSME
General Studies - Science
-
-
PSME
Engineering & Physics
-
-
-
PSME
Nanotechnology
-
-
-
PSME
Mathematics
-
-

STUDENT SERVICES UNITS
Division
Program / Department
2013-2014
2014-2015
2015-2016
2016-2017
SS
Counseling
-
-
SS
Admissions & Records
-
-
-
SS
Testing & Assessment
-
-
SS
EOPS
-
-
-
SS
Evaluations
-
-
SS
Puente
-
-
-
SS
Transfer Center
-
-
SS
Library
-
-
-
SS
The Learning Center
-
Not Reviewed
-
-
SS
Financial Aid
-
-
-
SS
Health Services
-
-
ON HOLD ^
SS
Psychological Services
-
-
-
SS
Student Activities
-
-
SS
Disability Resource Center
-
-
SS
Veterans Resource Center
Not Reviewed
-
-
SS
Athletics (Student Services)
-
-
-
SS
Pass The Torch
-
-

ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS
Division
Program / Department
2013-2014
2014-2015
2015-2016
2016-2017
AU
Office of the President
-
-
N/A ^
AU
Apprenticeship
-
-
-
AU
Business & Education Partnerships
-
-
-
AU
VP - Student Services
-
-
-
AU
VP - Instruction & Institutional Research
-
-
-
AU
VP - Finance & Administrative Services
-
-
-
AU
Dean - Sunnyvale Center
-
-
-
AU
Dean - International Student Programs
-
-
AU
Dean - Biological & Health Sciences
-
-
-
AU
Dean - Business & Social Sciences
-
-
-
AU
Dean - Fine Arts& Communications
-
-
AU
Dean - Kinesiology & Athletics
-
-
AU
Dean - Language Arts & LRC
-
-
-
AU
Dean - PSME
-
-
-
AU
Dean - Student Affairs& Judicial Affairs
-
N/A ^
Red *
AU
Krause Center for Innovation
-
AU
Foothill Online Learning
-
-
-
AU
Marketing, Public Relations & Outreach
-
-
-
AU
Academic Senate
-
-
-
AU
Classified Senate
-
-
N/A *^

* Out-Of-Cycle Review or Remediation

^ Comprehensive Review Postponed due to Transitional Changes (Staffing & Leadership)