The Program Review and Evaluation Process [PREP] is an institution-wide systematic, ongoing process of departmental self-study, evaluation, planning, and improvement. It is utilized for making recommendations about the effectiveness of the program and to improve student learning. It is a means of ensuring that the Colleges' instructional and non-instructional programs are effective and responsive to the College's mission within the limitations of available resources. It is also a means for all instructional and non-instructional departments to meet the continuous quality improvement process as part of the Higher Learning Commission standards for program improvement.
The results of program review will be incorporated into the strategic planning process. PREP will also support the Higher Learning Commission's accreditation standards through the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) for continuing accreditation as well as the standards for other accrediting bodies.