General Session III: The ACCJC Program Review Rubric Marcy Alancraig, Cabrillo College Carlotta Campbell, College of Alameda Lesley Kawaguchi, Santa Monica College
Outcomes for This Session • Use the ACCJC rubric to assess the viability of your program review process. • Develop an action plan to guide and improve the program review process at your college.
Where to begin? • Draw a diagram, chart, or picture of your college’s program review process. • Include all major steps and all areas on campus that go through program review.
Now, • Pair off with someone from another college. • Describe or explain your drawings to each other.
Program Review • ACCJC expectation: Colleges should be at the Sustainable Continuous Quality Improvement level on the rubric. • This includes both Instructional and non-instructional programs and services • So, where are you?
Awareness Level on rubric: • Preliminary dialogue about what data or process should be used • Recognition of existing practices and models that make use of institutional research. • Exploration of program review models by various departments or individuals. • Implentation of pilot programs in a few programs/operational units.
Development Level on Rubric • PR embedded across the institution using qualitative and quantitative data • Dialogue about the results is evident within program. • Leadership groups accept responsibility for PR framework development (Senate, Admin. etc.). • Appropriate resources are allocated . • Development of framework for linking results to planning for improvement. • Development of a framework to align results to resource allocation.
Proficiency Level on rubric: • PR processes in place and implemented regularly. • Results integrated into institutional planning and decision-making. • Framework is established and implemented. • Dialogue about the results evident throughout institution; part of discussion of institutional effectiveness. • Results are consistently linked to planning and resource allocation processes; college can provide specific examples. • Institution evaluates the effectiveness of its PR processes in supporting and improving student achievement and SLOs.
Sustainable Continuous Quality Improvement on Rubric : • PR processes ongoing, systematic and used to assess and improve student learning. • Institution refines its PR processes to improve institutional effectiveness. Results of PR used to continually refine and improve program practices, resulting in improvements in student achievement and learning.
Developing a plan: • Where is your college on rubric? • How do you know? What evidence ? • What needs to be done to reach the Sustainable Continuous Quality Improvement? • Who on campus can help? • What timeline should be set? • What resources will you need to reach SCQI? • How will you know when you have reached it?