All College Council Guidelines
for 18/36 Months Program Review
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The All College Council requires follow
up reviews (18 and 36 mos) for all new college programs that have
been approved by the Council. To prepare for these reviews a department
should address the following questions:
To facilitate the participation of the All College Council in the
18 ( ) 36 ( ) month review of a new college program (degree plan),
the following questions should be addressed. The answers to these
questions should indicate and illustrate the progress of the program
since its inception.
- Major Goals
- Explain how your department has been able
to achieve the stated goals for this program.
- In the past 18 or 36 months, have there
been any changes in the original goals of the program? If
so, please note these changes.
- Major Curriculum and Course Analysis
- Since the onset of the program, have the
requirements for the major been changed? If so, what changes
were made, and why?
- What new courses have been added to the
curriculum since the original approval of the program was
- If courses from other departments are included
in the program, describe the success of this relationship.
- How is student learning assessed within
the courses or major?
- Describe any other methods used by the department
in evaluating the program, in general.
- Student Population
- Describe the success of the program as to
the number of students served, majors and non-majors.
- What is the potential for further growth
in student population?
- In the past 18 or 36 months have there been
any comparable programs developed within the Chicago area?
If so, how will they affect your program?
- How successful was the marketing plan developed
for this program?
- Faculty or Personnel
- How did your department meet the projected
faculty needs for this program?
- Can present faculty provide support for
proposed growth? What are the future faculty needs?
- How were the resources utilized to support
the program? (Refer to the original description of resources
required in the initial proposal.)
- What are the future resource needs for the
proposed growth of this program?
- Future Plans and Concerns
- Describe any future plans for this program.
- Discuss your concerns regarding this program.
If you have questions, contact Jan Garfield, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or your Curriculum Committee departmental representative.