Program Review that Matters!


Thursday, May 16, 2019 
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Hawai’i Pacific University, Honolulu, HI




In order to maximize the impact and value of a process that is sometimes “required”, how can institutions focus on the elements of Program Review that truly matter?  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 focus on enhancing the value and use of Program Review and provide simple structures for alignment with institutional priorities. Participants will learn about other institutions’ good practices and emerging trends within higher education.

Workshop Outcomes

  • Describe the fundamental components of the Program Review process
  • Articulate ‘questions that matter’ to make your Program Review process more meaningful
  • Acquire simple tools/resources for streamlining and strengthening the process in alignment with institutional goals
  • Explore emergent trends and good practices at other institutions
  • Build a peer network for future program review support and guidance

Intended Audience
This workshop is designed for faculty, administrators, and staff campus leaders who are engaged in or want to learn more about philosophies, practices, and trends in Program Review for both academic and student affairs.

Workshop Facilitators 

Cyd Jenefsky, PhD, is Vice Provost for Strategy and Educational Effectiveness at the University of the Pacific where she oversees academic strategic planning, academic portfolio development, evaluation of academic quality, and institutional accreditation. She consults widely with universities to assist with strategic planning and organizational development to adapt to the changing landscape of higher education. As both faculty and an academic leader, she has served as a change agent in higher education for more than 30 years. Her many years of work with WSCUC ranges from serving on review teams and committees to facilitating educational workshops and co-authoring resources for institutions and review teams.

Kevin Grant is the Director of Student Affairs Assessment & Research at California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. In this role, he leads and consults across the division towards strategic alignment and effective assessment practices. This role provides a critical vantage point straddling the curricular divide with one foot in Student Affairs and the other in the Academic Affairs. Kevin is a sought-after speaker, consultant and strengths-based coach with research interests in efficiency, strategic structures and civility. He serves NASPA as the Region VI representative for the Assessment, Evaluation and Research Knowledge Community and is regularly involved in the accreditation work of WSCUC. As a proud alumnus of the WSCUC Assessment Leadership Academy, he is honored to continue supporting and serving the assessment community.

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: $325/per team member.  After the registration deadline, if space is available, the late registration fee will be $375 /per team member.

Discount for Combined Registration: The Assessment 201 workshop will be offered on May 17, 2019 at Hawai’i Pacific University. The special rate for a combined registration for Program Review and the Assessment 201 workshops is $550 until 5/2/2019. After the registration deadline, if space is available, the late registration fee will be $650/per team member.


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.

Event Details

Date: May 16, 2019 - 8:30am - 4:30pm

Fee: Free