Academic Program Review (APR)

COCC conducts periodic reviews of credit academic disciplines in order to:

  • Give academic disciplines an opportunity to conduct a self-study of topics related to the enhancement of student learning including documenting what is working, what can be improved, and specific plans for implementing improvements.
  • Provide a forum for each discipline's findings to be communicated to COCC Instructional administration in order to celebrate successes and jointly explore ways to address recommended improvements.
  • Inform the college community about a program or discipline.
  • Collect information that will contribute to institutional planning, assessment and improvement.

COCC Academic Program Review (APR) is supported and coordinated by the Office of the Vice President for Instruction. COCC initiated APR in 2016-17 with five academic disciplines and is moving to full implementation in 2017-18.



Important Information and Dates:

2017-18 Discipline Reviews:
Computer & Information Systems

HHP-Outdoor Leadership

HHP-Exercise Science


Addictions Studies/Human Services

Criminal Justice



APR Preparation Workshop: Sept. 21, 8:30-10:00am

APR Data 101 Workshop: Oct 13, 1:00-2:00pm

Reports due to VPI Office: April 2, 2018

Presentations to College Community: (see schedule)



Updated: 11/20/2017 Owner: VPI Office