Program Review: Comprehensive and Sustainable Approaches for Educational Effectiveness

Event Date: 
Thu, 11/16/2017 - 8:30am to 4:30pm


Thursday, November 16, 2017
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Click here for a draft of the program schedule.


 As institutions look for ways to identify and understand student learning, educational effectiveness, and use of resources in their curricular and co-curricular programs, meaningful and valuable program review is essential. This interactive workshop will engage participants with strategies, tools and resources to improve program review processes in academic and student affairs at their institutions. We will examine emergent trends in program review and consider promising practices from a variety of institutions for strengthening the value of program review within institutions, including alignment with institutional priorities. Participants will learn strategies for adapting program review processes for the myriad types of programs including online and discipline-based accredited programs. The workshop will explore the relevance of institutional culture and the nature of the academic and student affairs partnership in curricular and co-curricular program review processes. There will also be opportunity to identify ways to use program review to address requirements in the WSCUC 2013 Handbook of Accreditation, including assessment of learning, student success, and program-level planning for institutional sustainability.

Workshop Learning Outcomes

    • Identify and describe the fundamental components of the program review process
    • Explore emergent trends in academic program review
    • Illustrate the uses of strategies, tools, and resources in improving academic and student affairs review processes
    • Assess organizational culture and type of partnership between student and academic affairs
    • Differentiate different forms of review and develop strategies for tailoring the review process to meet the standards
    • Develop and apply a culturally appropriate review process
    • Align program review results with strategic planning and budget process

      Intended Audience

      This workshop is for faculty and staff campus leaders engaged in program review, learning assesment, strategic planning, budget planning, and accreditation.

      Workshop Facilitators

      Carole L. Huston, Associate Provost and Accreditation Liaison Officer, University of San Diego

      Cyd Jenefsky, Vice Provost for Strategy and Educational Effectiveness, University of the Pacific

      Margaret Leary, Associate Dean of Students,University of San Diego

      Hotel Reservations: We encourage participants to make their hotel reservations as soon as possible. Given the Program Review workshop is being held on a campus, WSCUC has not contracted nor secured a group rate with any particular hotel. There are many websites online that help with finding reasonably priced hotels.

      Registration: Registration fee includes lunch. Beverages and snacks will be available during breaks. Attendees will be on their own for all other meals.  

      Registration fees:  $300/per team member.  After the registration deadline, if space is available, the late registration fee will be $360/per team member.

      Discount for Combined Registration: The Learning Institution: Aligning and Integrating Practices with Student Achievement will be offered on November 15, 2017 at USF. The special rate for a combined registration for Program Review and The Learning Institution is $525 until 11/1/2017. After the registration deadline, if space is available, the late registration fee will be $645 /per team member.

      REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  November 1, 2017



      This educational program has been developed by national and regional experts and is offered as a service to WSCUC member institutions and others who wish to learn about good practices applicable to all institutions. It is entirely optional, and our hope is that member institutions will find it helpful. WSCUC staff will be present to answer questions related specifically to accreditation expectations.