Program Review

At College of Alameda, Program Review allows faculty and staff to lead a purposeful and continuous cycle of improvement through two related processes: Comprehensive Program Review and Annual Program Updates (APUs). Both the comprehensive program review and APU are integral parts of an overall institutional evaluation, planning and development process with the following goals to:

  • Ensure that program goals are consistent and aligned with the college’s mission and strategic plan;
  • Ensure that academic and student service programs remain focused on student success by assessing equity gaps and discussing ways to close them;
  • Highlighting program strengths and challenges;
  • Provide updates to Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and Service Area Outcomes (SAOs)
  • Emphasizing program needs and priorities via resource requests
CYCLE:  College of Alameda conducts Comprehensive Program Review and Annual Program Updates (APU) every year.  The programs requiring a comprehensive review are listed below.  Those undergoing an annual update are listed to the right.  A copy of the complete 3-year cycle is here:

COA Program Review/APU Cycle.

DEFINITIONS:  A guide to terms and acronyms can be found here:

Definitions

Programs Reviews 2019-20

Instructional

African-American Studies
Anthropology
Chinese
Dance
Dental Assisting
English
English as a Second Language
Geography
German
Health Professions & Occupations
Physics
Psychology
Sociology
Spanish
Vietnamese

Student Services

Admissions & Records

Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG)

Financial Aid

Health Services

NextUp (CAFYES)

One Stop Career Center

Annual Program Updates (APUs) 2019-20

Instructional

Apparel Design and Merchandising
Art
Astronomy
ATLAS Program
Auto Body & Paint
Automotive Technology
Aviation Maintenance Technology
Biology
Business – Accounting
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communication

Computer Information Systems
Cooperative Work Experience Education
Counseling
Economics
Diesel Mechanics
Geology
Health Education
History
Humanities
Kinesiology & Athletics
Learning Resource Center
Learning Resources (LRNRE Courses)
Library Services & Library Information Studies (LIS courses)
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Political Science

Student Services

Articulation
Assessment Services
Outreach
Student Leadership & Development (Student Activities)
Transfer Center
Veterans Services

Non-Instructional

Counseling – non-instructional
DSPS

Special Programs & Grants

CalWORKs
EOPS/CARE

 

Validation Team

2019 Program Review Validation Team Members

Validation Form and Signature Page