ERIC Number: ED466266
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May
Reference Count: N/A
Southwestern College--Achieving Institutional Mission: Universal Program Review.
Piland, William E.; Graham, Martha A.; Hess, Shelly L.; Ford, Michael B.
This is a report on the universal program review developed and administered by Southwestern College (SWC) (California) to help achieve its institutional mission and meet accreditation standards. The program review was designed by the Achieving Institutional Mission (AIM) committee, which consisted of SWC faculty and administrative staff members. The committee established five goals for the universal program review: (1) to be supported by every segment of the college; (2) to be linked to the college budget plans; (3) to establish common and fair criteria for assessing every college program; (4) to establish specific criteria to recognize the unique and distinct roles of every program; and (5) to establish a review schedule that would evaluate every academic program, student service, and administrative unit over a five-year period. The review process began in fall 1999 and completed two cycles. Overall, the review is designed to improve college programs and services, to support student learning, to improve student goal attainment, and provide evidence of institutional effectiveness for accreditation. The program review also acknowledges college accomplishments and helps note areas of strength and areas in need of improvement. Appendices provide a seven-year program review cycle chart, a budget process flowchart, and a list of all SWC academic programs, student service departments, and administrative units. (MKF)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Basic Skills, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Educational Assessment, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Institutional Mission, Outcomes of Education, Student Needs, Transfer Programs, Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwestern Coll., Chula Vista, CA.