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Program Planning and Assessment (Program Review)

Program review is a systematic process of data collection, analysis, and interpretation for effective planning and accreditation review. Program review ought to be a “360-degree” review or a review from all angles over time, of the effectiveness of an “educational program”.  Fundamentally, program reviews requires an institution to ask important questions about itself and to perform analysis about its own performance. The review of the quality of effectiveness of Hartnell College programs is an ongoing professional responsibility and should be both meaningful and practical. A complete program review cycle involves distinct conceptual steps: a precise and accurate description of things as they exist, evaluation of whether those things are sufficient or appropriate or “good enough” to satisfy the institution’s pursuit of excellence, planning for needed improvement, implementation of those plans, and evaluation of the effectiveness of the actions taken in achieving the desired results.