Instructional Program Review

Program Review

Welcome to the Program Review webpage, maintained by the Program Review Committee (PRC). Program Reviews are completed every three years, with Program Review Updates completed during the intervening years. The Program Review process is an integral part of college planning.

Program Review Update Template 2016-17 (Click Here to Download Template)

This template is for use by all instructional and non-instructional programs. It will be completed and reviewed during the Fall 2016 semester.

Please note: Part Two has been removed from the template. If you downloaded an earlier version, you can skip or delete Part Two.

Timeline for 2016-17 Program Review Updates

Date Due Sent To
Aug 12-Oct 10 Programs work on Program Review Updates (PRUs)  
Optional: Programs meet with their dean to prepare for PRU  
Oct 10 PRUs Due Dean and Program Review Committee chair
Oct 12-Nov 13 Deans and PRC members read PPUs and collaborate to write the Dean’s summary.  
Nov 14 Dean's Summaries Program Review Committee chair and division members
Feedback to programs Program Review Committee chair and programs
Nov 16 Summaries discussed at division meetings  
Dec 9 Edited PRUs (if edits were suggested) Dean and Program Review Committee chair
TBA Updated Dean’s summaries Program Review Committee chair


Need help completing the SLO portion of the template?

List of Couses With Completed SLO Assessments on Elumen AY15-16.

Help for instructional programs (SLOs) /Help for non-instructional programs (SAOs)

Or contact the SLO Committe Chair, John Ruys.

Program Review Data - data for Program Review, including the Program-Set Standard, can be found on the Program Review page of the Office of Institutional Research. Contact Rajinder Samra should you have questions about the Program Review data.

Glossary - click here for a glossary of commonly used terms

Please feel free to contact the Program Review Committee Chair Karin Spirn should you have any questions.


Tools for Readers

Program Review Update Reader's Worksheet - Click here to download the worksheet

Dean's Summary Template - Click here to download the template

Suggestion for Revisions Form - Click here here to download the template

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Program Review Committee

The Program Review Committee is a subcommittee of the Las Positas College Academic Senate.


The Program Review Committee promotes an effective and meaningful process with clear links to institutional planning and resource allocation.


The Academic Senate of Las Positas College charges the Program Review Committee to:

  • Create, evaluate, and modify (as needed) the forms and processes for Program Review
  • Mentor program review writers through a peer review process
  • Work collaboratively with administration, appropriate committees, and other College constituencies on the integration of program review into planning and resource allocation processes

Committee Documents

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Program Review Chair

Karin Spirn

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Page last modified: August 25, 2016