Instructional Program Review

Program Review

Welcome to the Program Review webpage, maintained by the Program Review Committee (PRC). Program Reviews are completed every year. The Program Review process is an integral part of college planning.

Click Here to View and Comment on Division Summary Drafts

Program Review 2017 Template

Program Review Template 2017 (Click Here to Download Template)

This template is for use by all instructional and non-instructional programs. It will be completed and reviewed during the Fall 2017 semester.

Timeline for 2017-18 Program Review Process

Date Due Sent To
May 1-Oct 16 Programs work on Program Review Updates (PRUs)  
Optional: Programs meet with their dean to prepare for PRU  
Oct 16 PRUs Due

Dean and Program Review Committee chair

Oct 18-Nov 27 Deans and PRC members read PPUs and collaborate to write the Division Summary.  
Nov 27 Division Summaries Posted online for division feedback
Feedback to programs Program Review Committee chair and programs
Dec 8 Edited PRUs (if edits were suggested) Dean and Program Review Committee chair
Jan 22 Updated Division Summaries Program Review Committee chair


Tools for Writers

Discipline Data Packets, Student-Services Data Packets and Program-Set Standards can be found on the website for the Office of Institutional Research and Planning.

SAO results and Program-Level SLO results can be found on the Student Learning Outcomes site.

For questions about SLOs/SAOs, contact the SLO Committe Chair, Ann Hight.

For help with Section 2 (Curriculum Review), contact the Curriculum Committee Chair, Craig Kutil.

For help with Section 3 (CTE Updates), contact the CTE Project Manager, Vicki Shipman.

Glossary of commonly used terms

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

College Day Activity

Please contact the Program Review Committee Chair Karin Spirn with any questions.


Tools for Readers

Program Review Update Reader's Worksheet - Click here to download the worksheet

Division Summary Template - Click here to download the template

Suggestion for Revisions Form - Click here here to download the template

List of readers F17 - Click here to download the list

Directions for readers F17 - Click here to download the directions

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Program Review Committee

The Program Review Committee is a subcommittee of the Las Positas College Academic Senate.


The Program Review Committee promotes an effective and meaningful process with clear links to institutional planning and resource allocation.


The Academic Senate of Las Positas College charges the Program Review Committee to:

  • Create, evaluate, and modify (as needed) the forms and processes for Program Review
  • Mentor program review writers through a peer review process
  • Work collaboratively with administration, appropriate committees, and other College constituencies on the integration of program review into planning and resource allocation processes

Committee Documents

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Program Review Chair

Karin Spirn

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Page last modified: November 28, 2017