Palomar College Learning For Success

TracDat and SLO Resources

Assessment Resources for Palomar Faculty and Staff

Guidelines for Completing the PRP

What is Academic Program Review?
Academic Program Review is a cyclical process that examines and evaluates an array of data relevant to an academic program in order to strengthen student learning and success. Faculty gather evidence from curriculum review, student learning outcome assessment, and other data. This will include enrollment trends, student success and retention rates, transfer rates, learning support activities, employment data, and other material pertinent to the program. This systematic, self-study process informs and guides faculty to assess currency and goals in order to support program planning and budgeting. Academic Program Review is an integral component of the college’s planning process and therefore significantly contributes to serving the College’s mission and goals. Ultimately, Program Review facilitates the planning and resources necessary for the College to improve its programs and services to students.

Assessment PRP Cycle

STEP II. Evaluation of Program & SLOAC Data

B. SLOACs. Using the Comprehensive SLOAC reports and faculty discussions as a guide,
summarize your planned SLOAC activities for courses and programs for the current
academic year. 


Possible responses to this question: List the courses and programs and the outcome names to be assessed.


Example Sample statement for this section:  During the 2015-2016 academic year, the X program will assess the following discipline courses: 100, 115, 130, and 240. In addition to assessing course SLOs, we will assess the “Teamwork” program learning outcome: Upon completing the program, students will be able to work collaboratively with peers to problem solve and communicate viable solutions.

For the instructions on running the TracDat reports, proceed to the PRP Planning Reports.