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: ____Journalism/Speech___________________ Program Review Authors: _____Kerry Meyer____________________________ 1. 2. 3. 4. Summary and Recommendations: 1. Program strengths: Quality of Faculty member running department with inadequate faculty support 2. Program challenges/obstacles: Continued need for another full-time position to adequately cover sections; Can’t support Journalism program without increased faculty; No dedicated room 3. Commendations: Faculty member running department with inadequate faculty support; Successful class rates for BSI students 4. Program Budget/Funding Sources: Continued need for another full-time position to adequately cover sections; No budget for equipment maintenance and repairs Line item budget for speech for supplies (DVD,s etc.) 5. Program Goals/Plans: Assess need for journalism program Additional Comments: Recommendations: Hire a second full-time faculty member Line item budget for speech for supplies *Deferred maintenance is a problem campus-wide 6. Program Outcomes Assessment (PLOs/SLOs): Assessment process is established and done well. 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: Remedial readers do very well in speech as opposed to other classes; Issues Across all Disciplines: Facilities and technology is deficient; Maintenance is deficient; Regular funding for software for all programs Staffing and faculty budget is deficient; Deferred maintenance is a problem campus-wide Lack of replacement of lost faculty; finding qualified faculty to teach Challenge that IT doesn’t support Mac Computers; most science, math and arts use Mac computers Need for transcript evaluator and document imaging system will support all disciplines. Need for a college-wide process to gather and assess information from students directly, both those who graduate and those who leave for other reasons, or from transfer institutions and employers. Entry and Exit surveys to increase student success, retention and persistence; General: Is there a budget set aside for bulb replacement for projectors, both campus and district wide? 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.