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Program Review


Contact Us

Hilary Goodkind, Dean, PRIE
(650) 574-6565

Arielle Smith
Academic Senate President
(650) 574-6253
Program review is under the purview of Academic Senate. Program Review is a systematic and evidence-based process of self-study, evaluation, planning, and improvement of instructional, student services, learning support centers, and administrative programs.

Program Review requires an institution to assess its own performance. Through careful review, programs will be able to identify strengths, weaknesses, and areas of growth, to assure the quality and achievement of the:

Fall 2020 Resource Requests

Resource Requests, including requests for new faculty positions, can be submitted every Fall semester.

Resource Requests Timeline

  • August 21: Resource Requests form open
  • October 2, 4:30 pm: Due Date
  • There will be no grace period for late submissions
    (late resource requests will not be honored)

Fall 2020 Cycle Resource Request Instructional Data

Please visit the PRIE Research Repository Portal to access all instructional data.


  • Questions about Budget Augmentation, Faculty, Classified Staff, and Student Assistants requests should be directed to Mike Holtzclaw.
  • Questions about Instructional Equipment or Instructional Materials requests should be directed to Robin Lee.
  • Questions about Facilities requests should be directed to Micaela Ochoa.
  • Questions about the form should be directed to Val Tyler.

Fall 2018 Program Review Cycle

All program reviews and resource requests will be due Friday October 26 (the fourth Friday of October). There will be no grace period for late submissions (late resource requests will not be honored).

Program Review Timeline

  • August 1: Online submission form is ready
  • August 15-Sept 1: PR data is available and posted, from PRIE
  • August 14: Flex Workshop: What's New with Program Review: Equity, Assessment and Student Success
  • September 6, 2-4 pm, CAE: PR guidance session: Assessment
  • September 18, 2-4 pm, CAE: PR guidance session: Educational Equity (PowerPoint)
  • September 27, 2-4 pm, CAE: PR guidance session: CTE Reporting (PowerPoint)
  • October 2, 2-4 pm, CAE: PR guidance session: 2-year Plan for Program Review
  • October 16, 2-4 pm, CAE: Resource Requests
  • October 26, 4:30 pm: PR/RR due
  • November 7 and November 21: Programs reviewed by IPC
  • December 19, 2018: Program Review & Resource Request Feedback available (IPC)
  • February 6, 2019: Program Review Trends and Themes discussed at IPC.
  • March 6, 2019: Program review process evaluated at IPC


The following forms are provided as document guides for use in the online application. All program review reports are to be submitted online.

Fillable Program Review Forms

Program Review Roles and Responsibilities

Program Review Role Responsibility
Program review process Driven by Academic Senate, Cabinet, IPC, EEC, and DE
Online program review submission form Marketing
Program review data needs and content Academic Senate/Student Services Council and PRIE collaboration
Program review data generation & distribution PRIE
Program review guidance Academic Senate, SLO Coordinator, SLOAC, EEC, Student Services Council
Resource request submission deadline VPI
Consolidation of resource requests PRIE
Development of themes and trends IPC
Program review feedback IPC/Senate
Resource allocations President, VPI, IAC
Feedback on resource requests President (December to campus)


Program Review data and submissions are available for: Instructional Programs, the College and Instructional DivisionsStudent ServicesAdministrative ServicesLearning Support Centers.
  • Each instructional, Learning Support Center, and student services program has its own page. As applicable, current program data sets are available along with previous program data, submissions, and distance education comparison data 
  • Instructional program data for the college as a whole and for instructional divisions are posted together
  • For information on Educational Equity, visit the Equity website.

Supporting Data

CSM's Office of Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) provides quantitative data for instructional programs and Learning Support Centers.  For definitions of key terms used in data sets, see Glossary of Terms.