Academic Program Review, Planning and Development


Goals of Program Review

At Johnson County Community College, Academic Program Review, Planning and Development allows program faculty and staff to lead a purposeful and continuous cycle of improvement through two related processes: Comprehensive Academic Program Review and Annual Planning and Development. Both the comprehensive and annual processes are integral parts of an overall institutional evaluation, planning and development process with the following goals to:

  • Ensure that academic programs remain focused on student success and serving the needs of the community;
  • Increase coherence of academic program development and innovation;
  • Enhance the quality of academic programs by assessing program strengths and challenges;
  • Align academic program needs and campus priorities with the planning and budget process; and
  • Ensure that program priorities are consistent with the college's mission and strategic plan.

Resources for Program Review

Resources for completing both the Annual and Comprehensive Program Review are included in the “Also in This Section” on the right column of the website.  These include a Handbook, Schedule, What is Required, Role of the Program Review Committee, and Common Documents that will be needed to complete the review.  Additional in the “What is Required” section you will find video links that cover a wide range of helpful feedback from faculty and deans. 

Link Information for Xitracs

Xitracs login tutorial

For program managers (deans, chairs, coordinators):

For faculty members who have been given authorization by their program manager. Once inside the portal, click on the CAS signon at the bottom of the screen. This will permit you to use your JCCC username and password to enter Xitracs and view your program.

Xitracs editing tutorial

For additional training needs or questions about the process, departments may contact the Office of Assessment, Evaluation and Institutional Outcomes.