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: Jiatong Li (Classified), PENDING (Faculty), Andrew LaManque (Administrator)

Classified Staff Representatives: Claudia Flores, Craig Gawlick

Faculty Representatives: Cara Miyasaki, Michelle Palma, Sara Cooper

Administrator Representatives: Kevin Harral, Vinita Bali

Ex-Officio Representatives: Elaine Kuo, Justin Schultz

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
-
-
Green
-
BHS
Dental Assisting
-
-
-
BHS
Dental Hygiene
-
-
-
BHS
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
-
-
-
BHS
Environmental Horticulture & Design
-
-
Green
-
BHS
Emergency Medical Service
-
-
Green
-
BHS
Pharmacy Technology
-
-
TBD
BHS
Primary Care Associate
-
-
TBD
BHS
Radiologic Technology
-
-
-
BHS
Respiratory Therapy
-
-
TBD
BHS
Veterinary Technology
-
-
TBD
BSS
Accounting
-
-
Green
-
BSS
Anthropology
-
-
BSS
Business
-
-
-
BSS
Child Development
-
-
TBD
BSS
Economics
-
-
Green
-
BSS
General Studies - Social Science
-
-
-
TBD
BSS
Geography
-
-
-
BSS
Geospatial Technology
-
-
-
BSS
History
-
-
TBD
BSS
Humanities
-
-
TBD
BSS
Philosophy
-
-
-
BSS
Political Science
-
Green *
-
BSS
Psychology
-
-
Green
-
BSS
Sociology
-
-
TBD
BSS
Women's Studies
-
-
Green
-
FAC
Art
-
-
TBD
FAC
Art History
-
-
-
FAC
Communication Studies
-
-
TBD
FAC
Graphic & Interactive Design
-
-
Green
-
FAC
Music Technology
-
-
-
FAC
Music - General
-
Green *
-
FAC
Photography & Digital Imaging
-
-
TBD
FAC
Theatre Arts
-
-
TBD
KA
Adaptive Fitness Therapy
-
-
ON HOLD
ON HOLD
KA
Kinesiology & Athletic Injury Care
-
Red
TBD *
KA
Physical Education
-
-
Yellow
TBD *
LA
English
-
-
Green
-
LA
ESLL
-
-
Yellow
TBD *
LA
Japanese
-
-
TBD
LA
Spanish
Red *
Green *
-
PSME
Computer Science
-
-
Green
-
PSME
Chemistry
-
-
-
PSME
General Studies - Science
-
-
Yellow
TBD *
PSME
Engineering & Physics
-
-
-
PSME
Nanotechnology
-
-
-
PSME
Mathematics
-
-
TBD

STUDENT SERVICES UNITS
Division
Program / Department
2013-2014
2014-2015
2015-2016
2016-2017
SS
Counseling
-
-
SS
Admissions & Records
-
-
Green
-
SS
Testing & Assessment
-
-
SS
EOPS
-
-
Green
-
SS
Evaluations
-
-
TBD
SS
Puente
-
-
-
SS
Transfer Center
-
-
TBD
SS
Library
-
-
-
SS
Media Center
-
Not Reviewed
-
-
SS
The Learning Center
-
Not Reviewed
-
-
SS
Financial Aid
-
-
Green
-
SS
Health Services
-
-
-
SS
Judicial Affairs
-
-
TBD
SS
Psychological Services
-
-
-
SS
Student Activities
-
-
SS
Disability Resource Center
-
-
TBD
SS
Veterans Resource Center
Not Reviewed
-
-
TBD
SS
Athletics (Student Services)
-
-
Green
-
SS
Student Success & Outreach
-
-
N/A ^
TBD *
SS
Pass The Torch
-
Green *
-

ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS
Division
Program / Department
2013-2014
2014-2015
2015-2016
2016-2017
AU
President's Office
-
-
N/A ^
TBD *
AU
Apprenticeship
-
-
Green
-
AU
Business & Education Partnerships
-
-
Yellow
-
AU
VP - Student Services
-
-
-
AU
VP - Instruction & Inst Research
-
-
Green
-
AU
VP - Finance & Admin Services
-
-
Green
-
AU
Dean - Middlefield & Sunnyvale Ctr
-
-
Green
-
AU
Dean - International Programs
-
-
AU
Dean - Biological & Health Sciences
-
-
Green
-
AU
Dean - Business & Social Sciences
-
-
Green
-
AU
Dean - Fine Arts
-
-
Red
TBD *
AU
Dean - Kinesiology
-
-
TBD
AU
Dean - Language Arts & LRC
-
-
-
AU
Dean - PSME
-
-
Green
-
AU
Dean - Student Affairs
-
-
N/A ^
TBD *
AU
Krause Center for Innovation
Green *
-
AU
Foothill Online Learning
-
-
Green
-
AU
Marketing & Public Relations
-
-
Green
-
AU
Academic Senate
-
-
-
AU
Classified Senate
-
-
Yellow
TBD *

* Out-Of-Cycle Review or Remediation

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