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: __Admissions & Records______________________ Program Review Authors: __Kathy Goodlive_________________________________ 1. 2. 3. Summary and Recommendations: 1. Program strengths: Online Registration saves personnel time; Persistence and student success supports the education master plan in coming years. Additional Comments: 2. Program challenges/obstacles: Admissions & Records can’t keep pace with increased student enrollments with current technology. 3. Commendations: A & R handled a 30% enrollment increase with fewer personnel; A & R has stepped up in the last years to achieve goals, but technology and back-up is necessary to continue to both sustainability and compliance. 4. Impressive presentations made by A & R in light of heavy work load 4. Program Budget/Funding Sources: Funding for hardware, software and personnel; 5. Program Goals/Plans: Get the imaging system; goals are aggressive and show that Admissions & Records has stepped up in the last years to achieve goals, but the technology and back-up is necessary to continue both sustainability and compliance. 6. Program Outcomes Assessment (PLOs/SLOs): N/A Recommendations: **Get the imaging system and additional personnel and training; Establish the costs for this system. Really no choice; record retention is required; lack of proper technology affects all departments – financial aid, counseling, advising, EOPS, DSPS, branch campuses and instructional sites, etc. Link PLOs/SLOs to program assessment; Exit survey of students and why they are not returning to CR. Process: PRC will forward completed Executive Summaries to program review authors. Authors will have two weeks to provide feedback and corrections on errors of fact and/interpretation PRC will forward Executive Summaries and authors response (if available) to the appropriate integrated planning committee and the CPC. 7. Student Success/Achievement Basic Skills obstacles/challenges: N/A **Records storage: procuring a document imaging system and transcript evaluator is imperative to remaining compliant with accreditation standards; we have to complete these processes areas of assessment, student success, and retention and need the tools to be able to effectively do so. Process: PRC will forward completed Executive Summaries to program review authors. Authors will have two weeks to provide feedback and corrections on errors of fact and/interpretation PRC will forward Executive Summaries and authors response (if available) to the appropriate integrated planning committee and the CPC.