PROGRAM REVIEW

The Program Review process guides the development of academic programs on a continuous basis. 


A comprehensive assessment of a program’s effectiveness and success by examining its strengths, challenges, and opportunities for improvement at regularly scheduled intervals.  


An improvement-oriented process that guides the future direction, needs, investments, and resource priorities for the programs with a focus on support, improvement and growth.  



What Defines a Program

HLC & Federal Definition of an Educational Program

A legally authorized postsecondary program of organized instruction or study that: Leads to an academic, professional, or vocational degree, or certificate, or other recognized educational credential, or is a comprehensive transition and postsecondary program, as described in 34 CFR part 668, subpart O; and may, in lieu of credit hours or clock hours as a measure of student learning, utilize direct assessment of student learning, or recognize the direct assessment of student learning by others, if such assessment is consistent with the accreditation of the institution or program utilizing the results of the assessment and with the provisions of 34 CFR § 668.10.

From the Glossary of HLC Terminology 

Find what educational programs CGCC offers on the Fields of Interest website.

HLC defines a program as having: 

At Chandler-Gilbert Community College, programs are defined as a discipline or a grouping of interrelated disciplines that share common learning outcomes and courses that contribute to the achievement of a credential, degree, or certificate.


Program Review Purpose

The overarching goal is to improve student experience and learning. 



Program Review Process

Use of Results

Program-Level Use of Results

Use of Results Beyond the Program


Program Review Schedule