Spring 2011 College of the Redwoods Program Review Committee Executive Summary Adopted November 6, 2009 Mission Statement The College of the Redwoods’ Program Review Committee leads and facilitates authentic assessment as it relates to student success and planning at the institution for all subject and service areas. The committee reviews Annual and Comprehensive Program Reviews that provide the strong foundation upon which College of the Redwoods develops, identifies, states and documents quality improvement plans and goals including providing the direction of prioritization of funding, and support needs as organized under the strategic planning objectives. Objective: To provide an evaluative Executive Summary of this program’s review for authors, the Integrated Planning Committees, and the District. Program Review Subject/Service Area: __PE/HE/Dance_________________ Program Review Authors: _ _ ________________________________ Summary and Recommendations: Additional Comments: 1. Program strengths: Enrollment remains steady and substantial 2. Program challenges/obstacles: Inadequate budget Course outlines outdated Evening courses not well attended Many courses removed because of lack of associate faculty because due to a lack of funding (i.e. dance, Pilates, etc. courses that were high enrollment). 3. Commendations & Recommendations: Many students attend for purposes of being well-rounded and Committing district funds for maintenance, repairs and included faculty and staff operating budgets High retention rates 4. Program Budget/Funding Sources: RED FLAG due to lack of funding for supplies, Loss of associate faculty due to lack of funding maintenance and equipment issues Inadequate funding for supplies, printing and repairs Numerous maintenance and equipment issues 5. Program Goals/Plans: 6. Program Outcomes Assessment (PLOs/SLOs): 7. Student Success/Achievement/Basic Skills obstacles/challenges: Reading 360, 350/353 indicates low success rates. No rational given. Success low (possibly due to lack of consistent attendance) PE 40 and 41 are independent study and have very small sample sizes. Del Norte success rate low at 59%. PE 78 dropped. PRC Recommendation: 1) All programs would benefit from a formalized, institution-led follow-up system/tracking of our graduates. 2) Clarification/development of process from grant funded programs/positions to district funding Process: Completed Executive Summary forms will be sent to program review authors. PRC will forward Executive Summaries to the appropriate integrated planning committees.