In the fall of 2011 the departments comprising student services completed their third round of triennial program reviews; the current program review cycle covers the years of 2009-2012. Program reviews allow departments/units to evaluate progress on goals and program effectiveness and inform future decision making as well as providing an overview of the progress achieved in their respective areas.
The program review template includes a description of services, summary of progress since the last program review, as well as providing quantitative and qualitative data. This data is described, analyzed, and findings discussed for each department/unit. The program review template is broken down into eight sections: (1) Signature Page, (2) Executive Summary, (3) Program Description (includes vision & mission statement, overview of services-functions and source of funding), (4) Organizational Chart, (5) Summary of Progress (key accomplishments and challenges), (6) Student Learning Outcome Data, (7) Data Analysis Section and (8) Future Direction & Anticipated Challenges (including funding, personnel, facilities & technology). The program review template also includes two appendices: (A) RSCCD Board Goals with Department Goals and (B) copies of Department Planning Portfolios (DPPs).