Program Review Policy

The Sonoma State Program Review aims to maintain and strengthen Sonoma State's curriculum through a wide-ranging examination of its ideas and institutions. It is a process essential to long-term planning, resource allocation and other decision making within the university.

Some of the principles guiding this endeavor are the following:

  1. Program review is a process which offers a systematic analysis of the objectives and performance of an academic unit, an analysis based on both quantitative and qualitative evidence.
  2. The review process shall be considered interactive at all levels, with open, professional dialogue among all participants.
  3. Successful program review depends on faculty and academic staff's willingness to engage in a self-study process. The faculty of each department or program will design their own assessment approaches, reflecting the singularity of the discipline, department culture and its students' needs.
  4. Successful program review depends on adequate resources to engage in that review.
  5. Program review will be consistent with Sonoma State's Long-Range Academic Plan, CSU system policies, WASC Standards, and the standards of external accrediting bodies when relevant.