Bonnie Paller, Director, Office of Academic Assessment and Program Review
Eli Bartle, Coordinator, Program Review
Roxi Diaz, Graduate Assistant, Office of Academic Assessment and Program Review
At California State University Northridge, the major purpose of program review is to ensure the highest quality educational programs. In order to accomplish this purpose, the program review process should foster departmental self reflection and creative problem solving about curriculum, faculty, and students through the effective use of internal and external resources. Program review should integrate assessment of student learning into plans to promote positive and forward-looking change in academic programs.
Typically occurring every five years, the program review cycle is marked by important milestones. The (1) launch phase of program review continues until the (2) program self-study is completed and approved by the college. The (3) external reviewer visit is followed by the completion of the external reviewers’ report. The (4) MOU is drafted and circulated. The program review cycle is complete when the (5) MOU is signed and filed. (For a more detailed description of the cycle and process, please see the Program Review documents on the Forms, Guides, Resources page.)
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