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PRP Instructions, Form links, and Data

Purpose of Program Review and Planning

The institution assesses progress toward achieving stated goals and makes decisions regarding the improvement of institutional effectiveness in an on-going and systematic cycle of evaluation, integrated planning resource allocation, implementation, and re-evaluation. Evaluation is based on analyses of both quantitative and qualitative data.

There are two types of forms: 1) Instructional, which includes either a set of comprehensive prompts or annual prompts depending upon where the discipline is in the review cycle; and 2) Non-instructional for units such as Divisions and non-instructional support areas.

Resources for Instructional PRPs

To complete a program review, complete the steps below.

  1. Identify if you are completing a comprehensive or annual PRP. Instructional programs will complete either a Comprehensive or Annual PRP. Consult the Instructional Programs List of Comprehensive PRPs for this year to determine if you must complete a comprehensive review. If it is not listed, you will need to complete an Annual PRP. Departments have the option to complete an annual PRP in addition to their discipline PRPs. Non-Instructional areas will complete Non-Instructional PRP.
  2. Review the online training videos for helpful information on completing the PRP
  3. Access PRP Data and use as a part of your review
  4. Access Assessment Reports
    (Instructions on running reports)
  5. Gather Labor Market Information
    1. O*NET OnLine (all instructional programs)
    2. For CTE only:
      1. Centers of Excellence (additional resources beyond supply and demand)
        Password: GetLMI
      2. LaunchBoard
      3.  LaunchBoard Resource Library
      4. Chancellor’s Office Data Mart
      5. San Diego Workforce Partnership
      6. State of CA EDD
      7. Career One Stop

PRP History:

As you might recall, last year we pushed our PRP process into the spring to allow time to work on academic maps.  This year we will  be returning to the regular cycle starting this fall (now).

  • Since we literally just completed PRP’s a few months ago, the following will be provided to you:
  • A link to this year’s PRP’s will be emailed to the Department Chairs with pre-populated information from the spring PRP’s that were submitted.
  • Department Chairs will forward the link to the Department and/or Discipline responsible for completing the PRP.
  • All of the content will need to be updated, but this will save time as some information may have not changed in 3 months.


Non-Instructional Departments and More Information:

  • Departments have the option to complete an Annual PRP in addition to their discipline PRPs. For example, Multicultural Studies may complete an Annual PRP for their department in addition to the required PRP’s for their disciplines – Africana Studies, Chicano Studies and Multicultural Studies.
  • For IPC members, I’ve also attached an IPC Comprehensive  PRP and peer review list for 2019-2020 for # 6 above.


You are able to save your progress on the form so that you can return to it later or share the link with others in order to collaborate.
When everything is complete, make sure to hit Submit!
Warning: be sure to save your form often and you are unable to work on your form simultaneously on different computers. 


2019-20 Timeline information (for all reviews)

Steps Completion Date
  1.  Training videos released
2.  Department Chairs receive information on official PRP launch September 30, 2019
3.  Departments and Disciplines submit PRP’s to Department Chair October 23, 2019
4.  Department Chairs submit PRP’s to Deans October 30, 2019
5.  Deans review PRP’s November 13, 2019
6.  IPC mini-groups review and submit comments November 22, 2019
7.  Departments may make changes per feedback December 6, 2019
8.  VPI reviews PRP’s December 20, 2019


Helpful Resources to Support Program Review

Online Training Videos

How to Build a Mission Statement

Outline for Writing a Mission Statement for a Community College Program

Helpful Example of a SOAR analysis

Strategic and Master Planning