The purpose of a program review process is to provide a comprehensive evaluation of individual departments within Student Services on a five-year cycle. Program review is a reflective process that allows departments to describe and assess their functions and services and to identify areas that are performing well and areas that need improvement. It includes an external site visit and review that provides outside perspectives and recommendations. Program review also assist in the department's strategic planning and goal setting. Program review complements Northwest Commission on College and Universities' (NWCCU) new accreditation standards, emphasizing the importance of implementing frameworks for continuous improvement through self-reflection and synthesis of data.
Goals of Program Review
To ensure that each department is providing high-quality, effective programs and services.
To continually strive to improve SLCC Student Services programs and services.
To demonstrate department alignment with the division and institutional mission statements through an evidence-based process.
To create recommendations and action plans and identify important initiatives to be used in strategic planning for the department, Student Services and the institution as a whole.
Each department will go through the program review process on a five-year cycle. The following departments are conducting program reviews in 2014 - 2015:
- Office of the Registrar and Academic Records (Part 2)
- Financial Aid - NASFA Review (Part 1)
- Career Services and Student Employment
- Health and Wellness Services