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Academic Affairs Continuous Improvement

Academic Program Review

The academic program review cycle provides a mechanism for faculty and administration to evaluate the effectiveness of their academic programs on a continuous basis. The intent is for the University to evaluate a program’s strengths and weaknesses within the contexts of emerging directions in the discipline and the mission of CSU Channel Islands. This process was initiated by Academic Senate Policy 06-13 guides this directive, and guided by the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs - Continuous Improvement and the Academic Affairs Continuous Improvement Committee. 

The following link provides more detailed information on the process Program Review Guidelines (PDF, 567KB).  The information below provides a brief description of the process, key deadlines, the calendar for upcoming reviews, and links to past reviews.

 CI Program Review Process (Year One)

  • AVPAA – Continuous Improvement reviews procedures with programs slated to begin the review process
  • Program forms its self-study committee
  • Program collects and assembles data for self-study
  • Program collects names of prospective external reviewers
  • Program begins self-study report
  • Program drafts and finalizes self-study report
  • Program submits self-study to the AVPAA – Continuous Improvement by May 31st
  • Program submits names of potential external reviewers to the AVPAA – Continuous Improvement for AVPAA and Provost approval by May 31st

CI Program Review Process (Year Two)

  • Self-study Team visits campus
  • Self-study Team submits written report one month after visit
  • Continuous Improvement Committee reviews the program’s self-study, external review report and recommendations, and provides input and recommendations to the AVPAA – Continuous Improvement
  • AVPAA and Provost review the program’s self-study, external review report and recommendations, and provide input and recommendations to the AVPAA – Continuous Improvement
  • Program and AVPAA meet to identify priorities and action plan (MOU) for program improvement
  • Program submits their final action plan (MOU) for program improvement to the AVPAA – Continuous Improvement by June 30th

Academic Affairs Program Review Schedule

Undergraduate Programs
Degree(s) 
Last Review
Current Action-Plan
Next Review Starts Fall
Art
BA
2008
ART (AP)
2014
Communication
BA
 
 
2014*
Early Childhood Education
BA
 
 
2014*
English
BA
2008
ENGL (AP)
2014
Liberal Studies
BA
2008
LS (AP)
2014
Mathematics
BS
2008
MATH (AP)
2014
Applied Physics
BS
 
 
2015*
Biology
BA/BS
2009
BIOL (AP)
2015
Business
BS
2009
BUS (AP)
2015
Chicano Studies
BA
 
 
2015*
Computer Science
BS
2009
COMP (AP)
2015
Environmental Science &  Resource Management
BS
2009
ESRM (AP)
2015
History
BA
2010
HIST (AP)
2015
Psychology
BA
2010
PSY (AP)
2015
Chemistry
BA/BS
2011
 
2016
Spanish
BA
2011
SPAN (AP)
2016
Anthropology
BA
 
 
2017*
Economics
BA
2012
 
2017
Information Technology
BS
2012
 
2017
Political Science
BA
2012
 
2017
Sociology
BA
2012
 
2017
Nursing
BS
 
 
2018*
Performing Arts
BA
 
 
2018*
Graduate Programs        
Mathematics MS 2010**   2014
Biotechnology MS 2010**   2015
Business MBA 2010**   2015
Computer Science MS 2010**   2015
Education MA 2010**   2016

*New programs 

**Underwent the CSU Pilot Program Review Process, next review will be under the CI Program Review Process.

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