Governor Bruce Rauner
Chair Dr. Lazaro Lopez
Executive Director Dr. Karen Hunter Anderson

Illinois Community College Board

Program Review

The Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) coordinates a statewide system for the review of instructional programs. The Program Review Manual 2017-2021 provides guidelines and describes reporting methods for statewide review of instructional programs by community colleges.

The Statewide Program Review System recognizes that individual colleges have the primary responsibility to evaluate instructional programs, to make decisions about improvement and continuation, assure that program review results are considered in campus planning and budget development, and to report results to the Illinois Community College Board. The purpose of program review submissions at the statewide level is to support campus-level planning and decision-making related to:

  • Assuring the continuing need and improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of instructional programs;
  • Assessing, improving, and updating programs on a regular basis;
  • Discontinuing programs when there is no longer sufficient demand, quality cannot be maintained at an acceptable level, or they are no longer cost effective; and to
  • Identify best practices, exemplary innovations, and program issues that need to be addressed at the state-level by the ICCB.

The Program Review Manual and review instruments for the 2017-2021 cycle have been significantly modified. The Manual is provided below. Additionally, each review instrument is available as a separate document for your convenience.

2017-2021 Statewide Program Review Manual

Program Review FAQ

Program Review Webinar Recording (12.12.17)
    – Program Review Webinar Presentation (12.12.17)