Revision of Academic Program Review Guidelines

Over the past four years, Chico has experimented with more outcome-based program review in an effort to transform institutional decision making, especially regarding student learning and student success.  The revision of the program review guidelines is designed to refocus programs toward becoming more systematic and intentional about gathering data about the right things-performance and effectiveness-and on using the resulting information to continuously improve what the program does.

In the multiphase, multiyear revision process, the results of a previous phase inform the revision of the next phase.  In this way, both process characteristics and review guidelines are systematically tested and continuously improved.

The evolution of program review guidelines may be seen by comparing the guidelines employed in each of the phases: