The purpose of SWC’s program review process is to review, analyze,
and assess the content, currency, direction, and quality of all programs
and services in order to invest in the unit’s future.
The intent of the program review process is to promote student-centered
educational and service excellence by engaging all college units in
self-examination and self-improvement. The review process is to be
broad-based, accessible, and integrated into other college-wide
processes, such as accreditation, budget, and planning. The information
gathered and analyzed in program review is an integral part of
institutional planning, decision-making, personnel development, program
improvement, and optimal utilization of the college’s budgetary
The IPA Journal: Integrated Planning and Accreditation...Every Day
The IPA Journal is a periodically published newsletter intended to inform the district community regarding processes and planning for program review, student learning outcome assessment, and strategic planning.
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Institutional Program Review Training Materials
Click here for printed and video training materials for completing all program reviews.
Program Review Designators
Are you responsible for a program review and don't know which programs are associated with your discipline? Are you not sure if you're a level 4a or level 4b? Do you know your program designator? If you're scratching your head over some of these questions, the 2014-2015 Program Designator List may have the information you need. If you're still having trouble, contact Randy Beach, Institutional Program Review and Outcomes Coordinator, at email@example.com or ext. 5897.
Institutional Program Review Documents:
Academic Program Review (APR)
Academic Affairs Administrative Program Review (AAPR)
Student Affairs Program Review (SAPR)
Business and Financial Affairs/Human Resources/Superintendent-President Program Review