Program Review Committee

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 will be responsible for evaluating (comprehensive) program reviews.

Program Review Committee Role:

  • The Program Review Committee (PRC) will evaluate all regularly scheduled comprehensive program reviews. In addition, the PRC will assess all programs that have been identified for an out-of-cycle review during their annual review. Using agreed upon criteria, the PRC will categorize each program as Green, Yellow or Red. The PRC will present a summary of their evaluations and recommendations to PaRC,
  • PaRC may accept the recommendations and/or request further information and clarification from the PRC. PaRC will recommend program remediation, suspension or discontinuance to the President. The President will either accept PaRC’s recommendation, or explain his/her reasons for not accepting PaRC’s recommendation.
  • Following the PaRC recommendations on next steps, the approved Program Review summary is sent to OPC for inclusion in their resource allocation process.
  • Program Review Committee charge from PaRC

The Program Review Committee will consist of nine to twelve members appointed through the Academic, Classified Senates and the President (3 or 4 of each), and a student advisory member. Constituent groups are strongly encouraged to appoint members representative of all three Core Missions, as well as a wide range of college programs, including but not limited to: student services, cross-divisional support services such as 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, CCC faculty co-chair, articulation officer, director of facilities, and Chief Financial Officer.

Tri-Chairs: Cara Miyasaki, Andrew LaManque, Al Guzman

Members: Roland Amit, Craig Gawlick, Dawn Giradelli, Katie Ha, Pat Hyland, Simon Pennington, Teresa Zwack

Ex Officio: Elaine Kuo

Program Review Committee (PRC) - Meeting Minutes

October 2, 2014


Proposed PRC Membership List

October 23, 2014


January 27, 2015


PRC Recommendations for PaRC - Spring 2015

May 7, 2015


June 11, 2015

Comprehensive Program Review Rubrics, 2013-2014

Division Program Rating
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BHS Pharmacy Technology Green


BHS Primary Care Green
BHS Respiratory Therapy Green
BHS Veterinary Technology Green
BSS Anthropology Yellow
BSS Child Development Green
BSS History Green
BSS Sociology Green
CNSL Counseling* Yellow
CNSL Assessment & Testing Yellow
CNSL Evaluations Green
CNSL Transfer Center Green
FAC Art Green
FAC Communication Studies Green
FAC Photography & Digital Imaging Green
FAC Theatre Arts* Green
KA Athletic Injury Care Green
LA Japanese Green
LA Spanish Yellow
LA Humanities Green
PSME Mathematics Green
SA Judicial Affairs Green
SA Student Activities* Yellow
SS Disability Resource Center (DRC) Green
SS International Yellow
AU Dean - Kinesiology Green
AU Krause Center for Innovation (KCI) Yellow

* Out of Cycle review/remediation from 2012-2013