The goal of Comprehensive Program Review (CPR) at South Georgia State College (SGSC) is to document that all academic programs offered at SGSC productively contribute to the mission of the college. SGSC’s Comprehensive Program Review will examine the viability, productivity and quality of programs at SGSC through an examination and identification of the strengths and weaknesses of the program, the connectivity of the program to the mission of the college, the outcomes assessment taking place within the program, the cost effectiveness of the program, and the long-term viability of the program. Comprehensive Program Review is a response to the University System of Georgia’s (USG) Program Review Task Force Final Report (September 2008). Comprehensive Program Review at SGSC is consistent with the Board of Regents Policy Manual (3.6.3 Comprehensive Academic Program Review).
Academic units participating in comprehensive program review will generate a self-study report addressing program productivity, quality, and viability. The internal review will be led by the appropriate academic dean/division chair or the Vice President for Academic Affairs, with support from the faculty who teach within the program. Program self-studies must demonstrate the program’s effectiveness in educating its students, must document that the program has adequate resources (faculty, space, etc.)to fulfill its mission, and articulate how the program fulfills specific needs for students and community.
Commonly used CPR data will be produced and distributed by SGSC’s Office of Institutional effectiveness to assist units with the self-study process.
At SGSC, CPR will be completed for the following programs: General Education (Associate of Arts/Science in Core Curriculum), the Associate of Science in Nursing, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the Bachelor of Science in Management, and the Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences.
Each program will be evaluated within a seven-year time frame (with the exception of General Education and career associate degrees which is reviewed every five years), unless the program is triggered for review by the USG, in which case the schedule may be amended.
Self-Studies and Reviews for National Program Accreditation
Accreditation materials may be used to support the program review process; however, these materials are not a substitution for the program review process.