WHAT Comprehensive Holistic Review and Long - Term Plan for Programs Focused Review and Update on Goals for Programs Review and Update on Goals for Programs within a Division, and Division Level Goals

Review and Update on Goals for Instructional and Student/ Learning Support Services


Every seven years,
due by Apr 1

Every other year between CPR cycles,
due by Nov 15

Annually, due on Mar 1 Annually, due on Apr 1
WHO Instructional and Student/ Learning Support Service Program Faculty and Staff Instructional and Student/ Learning Support Service Program Faculty and Staff Deans Vice Presidents


What is Program Review?

Program review is a self-evaluation process by which programs assess the extent to which they are meeting their mission, consider the environment in which the program exists, and develop strategies to enhance program effectiveness.


CPR, PRU, ALUR: How do They Relate?

Skyline College uses three different instruments in an ongoing cycle of program review: Comprehensive Program Review (CPR), Program Review Update (PRU), and Administrative Leadership Unit Review (ALUR).


The CPR and PRU are completed by instructional and student service program faculty and staff. CPR is the most comprehensive and involves a thorough analysis of the program and its environment every seven years. It is a three – semester process to accommodate dialogue both within and beyond the program faculty and staff, including the Office of Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE), Institutional Effectiveness Committee (IEC), Curriculum Committee (CC), Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning (CTTL), and dean. PRU is a more focused annual update to the CPR. CPRs and PRUs completed by programs within the division inform the ALUR.


The ALUR is completed by administrative units on two levels. The approach varies based on unit structure but involves a summarized assessment of the unit as a whole by the Dean, and then by the Vice President (VP). The assessment may consolidate information across multiple programs (e.g., departments within an instructional division) or across the functions of the unit as a whole (e.g., PRIE). Drawing from the Annual Resource Requests (ARRs), the ALUR also includes a prioritization of division -level resource requests. The VP then prioritizes resource requests and forwards them for consideration by the relevant committees. The Integrated Planning and Resource Allocation Cycle   illustrates the aforementioned process.


CPRs, PRUs, and ALURs all result in action plans that inform and support resource requests submitted through the ARRs. In combination, all are intended to enhance program, unit, and overall institutional effectiveness.


How do CPR/ PRU/ ALUR inform annual resource requests (ARRs)?  

Resource requests are submitted through a separate process called the Annual Resource Request (ARR) that is linked to program review. Due on the Friday before Thanksgiving in November, ARRs must reference the relevant approved CPR/ PRU that establishes the rationale for the need. If program goals or objectives have changed since the last CPR or PRU and no PRU is required the year of the request, the ARR should include a narrative updating program objectives, along with any supporting data and/or analysis. This information should be included in the next PRU.


Annual Resource Requests (ARRs) are optional: they need not be submitted if a program is not requesting funds or other resources.