Program Review: Developing a Faculty Driven Process

Educational Policies Committee

As a result of its desire to see the quality and educational effectiveness of community colleges maintained, the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (Academic Senate) has had a long-standing commitment to faculty-based program review mechanisms. As public support for funding colleges and universities diminishes and fiscal resources become increasing constrained, planning and effective use of the sparse educational dollars is paramount. Additionally, standards of accreditation, general and categorical accountability, and community educational needs further motivate colleges to strive for sound educational practices that support the integrity of the college and its programs and services.

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