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.
- 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.
- Review the online training videos for helpful information on completing the PRP
- Access PRP Data and use as a part of your review
- Access Assessment Reports
(Instructions on running reports)
- Gather Labor Market Information
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.
- All Non-Instructional areas (including Divisions) will complete the Non-Instructional PRP as a part of our new institutional process. Information is on this page: https://www2.palomar.edu/pages/irp/non-instructional-prps/
- For IPC members, I’ve also attached an IPC Comprehensive PRP and peer review list for 2019-2020 for # 6 above.
- Instructional Comprehensive and Annual Form: For those that did not complete a PRP last year, and need to start with a blank form.
For all others you should receive a link with a pre-populated form.
- Divisions and non-instructional support areas information: https://www2.palomar.edu/pages/irp/non-instructional-prps/
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)
|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