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 2015-16 (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 2015 semester.

Timeline for 2015-16 Program Review Updates

Date Due Sent To
Aug 15-Oct 12 Programs work on Program Review Updates (PRUs)  
Oct 12 PRUs Due Deans and Program Review Committee chair
Oct 12-Nov 13 Deans and PRC members read PPUs and collaborate to write the Dean’s summary.  
Nov 13 Dean's Summaries Program Review Committee chair and division members
Feedback to programs Program Review Committee chair and programs
Nov 18 Summaries discussed at division meetings  
Dec 4 Edited PRUs (if edits were suggested) Deans and Program Review Committee chair
Jan 15 Updated Dean’s summaries Program Review Committee chair


Need help completing the SLO portion of the template?

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

PPU Survey Results - Feedback on the 2014 PPU Process

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: November 06, 2015