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

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Undergraduate ProgramsDegree(s)Last ReviewCurrent Action-PlanNext Review Starts Fall
ArtBA2008ART (AP)2014
CommunicationBA  2014*
Early Childhood EducationBA  2014*
EnglishBA2008ENGL (AP)2014
Liberal StudiesBA2008LS (AP)2014
MathematicsBS2008MATH (AP)2014
Applied PhysicsBS  2015*
BiologyBA/BS2009BIOL (AP)2015
BusinessBS2009BUS (AP)2015
Chicano StudiesBA  2015*
Computer ScienceBS2009COMP (AP)2015
Environmental Science & Resource ManagementBS2009ESRM (AP)2015
HistoryBA2010HIST (AP)2015
PsychologyBA2010PSY (AP)2015
ChemistryBA/BS2011 2016
SpanishBA2011SPAN (AP)2016
AnthropologyBA  2017*
EconomicsBA2012 ECON (AP)2017
Information TechnologyBS2012 2017
Political ScienceBA2012 POLS (AP)2017
SociologyBA2012 SOC (AP) (MS Word) 2017
NursingBS  2018*
Performing ArtsBA  2018*
Graduate ProgramsDegree(s)Last ReviewCurrent Action-PlanNext Review Starts Fall
MathematicsMS2010** 2014
BiotechnologyMS2010** 2015
BusinessMBA2010** 2015
Computer ScienceMS2010** 2015
EducationMA2010** 2016

*New programs

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