Southwestern College

This page provides printed and video training materials for completing all program reviews.

Video Lesson Series:

SWC 17-18 Action Steps for Program Review: Getting Started

This video explains general advice for interfacing with the Action Step form, how to find the form, different forms available to you, and getting started. (5:55 minutes)

SWC 17-18 Action Steps for Program Review: Section 1

Program Description. This video explains the first section of the action step form including choosing your designators and other program identification information. (4:09 minutes)

SWC 17-18 Action Steps for Program Review: Section 2

Name, Status, and Description. This section creates a name and description for your action step to facilitate tracking. Action steps should be SMART (Specific, Measurable, Assignable, Realistic, and Timebound. Another support video for SMART action steps is available on the Institutional Program Review Support Materials site. (3:56 minutes)

SWC 17-18 Action Steps for Program Review: Section 3 & 4

Outcomes, Data, and Evidence. Not just data, but analysis of data is crucial to writing program review action steps. This video explains how to input data and analysis into your program review snapshot as well as how to link your action steps to strategic planning proprieties, goals, and objectives. (6:27 minutes)

SWC 17-18 Action Steps for Program Review: Section 5

Resources. This video walks you through the section of the action step form where you may indicate what resources are needed to complete your action step. In addition to this video, you are strongly encouraged to review the Program Review, Budget Development and Prioritization website. (4:33 minutes)

SWC 17-18 Action Steps for Program Review: Submitting Your Program Review

Ready to submit? This video explains how to finalize your program review and submit it. (6:01 minutes)

The Program Review Snapshot for Completed and Discontinued Program Review Action Steps

To "close the loop" on assessment it's important to document if an action step you've undertaken in the past is completed or no longer viable and not being pursued. Use the "2017-2018 Form for Completed or Discontinued Action Steps for Annual Program Review" to document these changes in your program's direction. 

Video Lesson: Action Steps Explained (2015)

This video explains what "action steps" are, how they differ from goals, and how to use the S.M.A.R.T acronym to write effective and measurable action steps in your program review (5:14 minutes)

Additional Resources

Guide for Completing Acton Steps in Annual Program Review (PDF) Updated 8/14/2017

This guide is created to assist as you complete your action steps for your annual program review. 

How To Download Program Reviews from SharePoint (PDF)

Want to look at last year's program review housed in SharePoint? This step-by-step explanation shows you how to download a WORD version of your program review from previous years. 

How To Download Program Reviews from SharePoint (Video)

Want to look at last year's program review housed in SharePoint? This video shows you how to download a WORD version of your program review from previous years (5 minutes)

How To Download SLO/AUO Timelines and Action Plans from SharePoint (PDF)

Completed Student Learning Outcome and Administrative Unit Outcomes Timelines are available in SharePoint. This step-by-step explanation shows you how to download them from SharePoint. 


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