Instructional Program Review

Miramar College's Instructional Division ensures that students are achieving their goals of transfer preparation, workforce training and/or career advancement by utilizing a three-year cyclical Program Review process. The College is currently working on the 2021-2024 Program Review Cycle.

To establish core Program Review requirements and to collect and publish Program Review data and reports, the College uses an online platform, Watermark's Taskstream. Use of this program standardizes the Program Review process campus wide and is also used for the development of Program goals, award outcomes, and course student learning outcomes (SLOs). By utilizing this online platform, Programs can readily analyze and distribute SLO assessment data, program student learning outcomes (PSLO) assessment reports and the Programs' comprehensive Program Review reports. 

The Instructional Program Review online modules within Taskstream consists of various aligned sections including: 

A. Standing Requirements

Executive Summary: This optional section is available for Programs that wish to provide an overall summary of their Program Review.

Program Mission Statement: The Program's individualized Mission Statement is submitted in this section. The Programs will review and update their Mission statement at the beginning of each cycle. The Program Mission statement aligns with the College's Mission Statement. 

Program Outcomes Assessment Reports: All Programs publish the Program's Learning Outcomes Assessment reports in this space.

Course SLO Action Plans: At the beginning of each assessment cycle, Programs are required to submit a three-year Course Student Learning Outcome (CSLO) assessment schedule for all courses within the program. The Program Review and Outcomes Assessment Facilitator provides Programs with regular updates on the Program's course assessment progress.

Program Benchmarks: In this section, Programs Review the institutional benchmarks (i.e., institution set standards) and establish Program benchmarks for student retention, success and for Program awards to align with the College's institutional benchmarks.

Program Analysis: Programs are required to provide a comprehensive narrative analysis on the overall health and viability of the Program and complete annual updates to the initial report. Programs use available data to analyze elements impacting the Program such student success, student retention, transfer rates, awards and course data such as enrollment. 

To support the Program Review process, student achievement data including quantitative data for programs is provided by the Office of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness. The data is further disaggregated by various factors including demographic, course delivery mode and award level information. This data is readily available to all faculty, staff and the public via the Program Review Equity Data Dashboard (PREDD). The PREDD data is placed in context with additional internal and external factors that may affect student success and program viability. 

B. Annual Plans

An annual Program Review plan is completed each year to ensure that Programs meet their overall Program Goals over the course of the three year cycle. The Annual process consists of the following:

Action Plan: Annually, Programs establish detailed Action Plans in order to achieve the Program's established goals. Action plans include specific details of the action and how the action will advance the Program's goals. With each Action Plan, Programs will identify resources needed to complete the action in order to achieve the connected Program Goal.

Status Report: At the end of each year, Programs report on the status of the current year's Program Goal: Action Plans. 

2021-2024 Instructional Program Review Lead Directory

Instructional Division Program Review Reports


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