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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Next Review BeginsProgramDegree(s)                   Last Review        Current Action-Plan    
Fall 2014CommunicationBA N/A 
Early Childhood EducationBA N/A 
EnglishBA2008ENGL (AP)  
Liberal StudiesBA2008LS (AP)
MathematicsBS2008MATH (AP)  
MathematicsMS*2010 
Fall 2015ArtBA2008 ART (AP)
BiologyBA/BS2009BIOL (AP)
BiotechnologyBS2010 
BusinessBS2009BUS (AP)
BusinessMBA*2010 
Computer ScienceBS2009COMP (AP)
Computer ScienceMS*2010 
Environmental Science & Resource ManagementBS2009ESRM (AP)
Fall 2016Applied PhysicsBSN/A 
Chicano StudiesBAN/A 
EducationMA*2010 
Fall 2017AnthropologyBAN/A 
HistoryBA2010HIST (AP)
PsychologyBA2010PSY (AP)
Fall 2018ChemistryBA/BS2011CHEM (AP)
EconomicsBA2011ECON (AP)
Health ScienceBSN/A 
SpanishBA2011SPAN (AP)
Fall 2019Information TechnologyBS2012IT (AP)
Political ScienceBA2012POLS (AP)
Performing ArtsBA2012PA (AP)
SociologyBA2012SOC (AP) 
Fall 2020Educational LeadershipEDD N/A 
NursingBS2013NRS (AP)
 
Next Review Begins Non-Degree Program                                                                     Last ReviewCurrent Action-Plan
Fall 2017Academic AdvisingN/A 
Learning Resource CenterN/A 
Fall 2020General Education  
Library 2013 LIBRARY (AP)
Writing Multiliteracy Center                N/A 

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