BLINN COLLEGE PROGRAM EVALUATION

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               Program Review
           Educational Support Services




                     Department
                           Campus




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         When complete, please return this document to the
Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness/Program Review.
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                              BLINN COLLEGE PROGRAM REVIEW
                               EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES


Name of Division:

Date Given:

Director/Coordinator/Division Chair:

Vice President(s) over Program Area:

Date Due:


Purpose
Program Review is a part of the institution's overall planning process. It is a critical self-study designed
to systematically evaluate what a program is doing, how well a program is operating, and how a program
can be strengthened. This process focuses on four tenets: the search for the true state of the program area,
the identification of accomplished services in the program area and those needing improvement,
recommendations for implementing improvements, and use of results and follow-up.

Timeline
Educational programs and Educational Support Programs are evaluated in a 5-year cycle available on the
College’s Web site.

The Program Director will be responsible for overseeing the timely and accurate completion of the
Program Review due within 6 weeks from receipt. Upon timely completion of the appropriate forms (S.1,
S.2, S.3, S.4, S.5, and S.7) including recommendations, the Program Director will submit the Program
Review to the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness/Program Review (OIR&E/PR).

The OIR&E/PR will conduct necessary meetings (see Program Review process diagram on the next page)
and return the review to the Program Director, submitting Executive Summaries to Executive Council
and the PRO-Team (Program Review committee).


Identified Programs
Program Areas refer to specific departments/divisions supervised by a particular Director/ Coordinator/
Manager identified by the appropriate Vice Presidents and approved by Executive Council. Supporting
documentation may be attached to this report in the appendices.

Revised 2007
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                                            Blinn College
                                   Program Review Process Diagram

                                         1. OIR&E/PR provides
                                         instrument and data to
                                         Program Director/Division
                                         Chair



                                                                       12a. Recommendations            12b. Recommendations with
    2. Program Director/Division                                       with satisfactory progress      no progress or limited progress
    Chair oversees timely and                                          after one year require no       after one year will receive
    accurate completion of                                             additional reports              extended annual follow-up until
    instrument in 6 weeks                                                                              adequate progress has been
                                                                                                       made (3rd-5th year)




    3. Recommendations written
    in the summary section based               Program Review
    on data and analysis of                     Activities Key                     11. The OIR&E/PR and appropriate
    findings                                                                       administrators and faculty conduct a
                                                                                   review of the status of
                                                Analysis of the                    Recommendations in one year
                                                  program


    4. Director, Program
    Evaluations drafts the                    Documentation and                    10. Identified Recommendations
    Executive Summary                            approval by                       initiated by program provider(s)
                                                representative
                                             program participants
                                               and supervisors
                                                   Identified
                                              recommendations
  5. Two program participants and               are initiated for                  9. The OIR&E/PR presents the
  one non-program member meet                       program                        Executive Summary to Executive
  with the Director, Program Reviews             improvement                       Council and the Program Review
  to review, comment, and sign the                                                 Subcommittee
  Program Review                             Follow-up on use of
                                            results for continuing
                                                   program
                                                improvement

                                                                                   8. The OIR&E/PR presents the
                                                                                   completed and signed Program
6. The Dean overseeing the Program                                                 Review to Program
Area reviews, comments, and signs the                                              Directors/Division Chairs to be
Program Review document                                                            shared with Program Providers




                                            7. The Vice President(s)
                                            overseeing the Program
                                            Area reviews, comments,
                                            and signs the Program
                                            Review




                                               Five Year Cycle
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        BLINN COLLEGE PROGRAM REVIEW
        EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES
              TABLE OF CONTENTS


Form   Section

S.1    Mission, Purposes, Functions, and Goals

S.2    Personnel and Professional Development

S.3    Budget and Expenditures

S.4    Improvements

S.5    Summary

S.6    Review, Comment, and Sign

S.7    Appendix
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                               MISSION OF BLINN COLLEGE


        Blinn College exists for the primary purpose of serving educational needs of the people in its
service area. Blinn College seeks to provide educational experiences and opportunities that will assist the
student in developing intellectual curiosity, and social responsibility and skills and knowledge in support
of a productive life. Underlying these basic goals is a strong commitment to instructional excellence
through philosophical and financial support. The institution will be alert to the changing educational
requirements of the region and endeavors to meet those needs. In order to accomplish the mission, the
college has established the following objectives to provide

1.     Two years of accredited college-level transfer courses in arts and sciences for those seeking
       associate degrees or intending to transfer to senior institutions.

2.     Training to meet the changing needs of business and industry by preparing students in one- and
       two-year occupational courses leading directly to gainful employment.

3.     Two year technical-vocational programs leading to a degree or certification of proficiency that
       will enable the student to enter industry or business with a marketable skill.

4.     A developmental program for inadequately prepared students, offering a variety of courses
       designed to assist such students in achieving success in college-level courses.

5.     Counseling and guidance services to assist students in achieving their educational and career
       goals and to provide them with information pertaining to careers and employment opportunities.

6.     Assistance to new and established businesses in the college's service area, including updating and
       upgrading employee skills.

7.     Continuing education for the adult citizens of the community in credit or noncredit courses to
       improve their technical, professional, cultural and social skills, and knowledge.

8.     An early admissions program for qualified high school juniors and seniors.

9.     Adult literacy and other basic skills programs for adults.

10.    Educational programs through museum exhibits and activities that focus on the historical and
       cultural heritage of Texas.
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Mission, Purposes, Functions, and Goals

1. State the broad purpose(s) of this program area.




2. Indicate the specific principle functions, activities, or types of services performed by this program
   area. Be clear about how functions, activities or types of service support the purpose or published
   mission of the institution.




3. How are the present methods of operation/delivery appropriate for meeting the program area's
   purpose(s), function(s), and goal(s)?




4.   Indicate implemented innovations in service within the last five years:

      Date      Innovation




5. What annual departmental goals did these innovations relate to or satisfy?




6. Were there any innovations implemented that were not anticipated by the annual goal statements?

        (Check one)      No       Yes        If yes, explain:



7. Attach the program area's goal statements and related subsequent status reports on goals for the last
   five years in the Appendix.
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8. What other departments are contacted when changes and updates are made in your program area?




9. Name other departments your program area works with in order to achieve its functions. How is this
   accomplished?




10. Does the current organizational chart reflect the actual functions and reporting of the program area?
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Personnel and Professional Development

   1. Supply the information requested below for all full-time and part-time personnel.

        Professional/Technical          Status                            Date Job Description
                                                      Highest Degree
              Positions                (FT/PT)                               Last Updated




                                        Status                            Date Job Description
           Support Positions                          Highest Degree
                                       (FT/PT)                               Last Updated




   2. Do job descriptions adequately report the functions of the position? If no, explain.




   3. Is the number of staff adequate to support the program area? If no, explain.




   4. Does the program area provide professional development opportunities (in-house professional
      development) for staff? Be specific.




   5. In what professional development opportunities has staff in this program area participated outside
      of Blinn College? (e.g. conferences, courses, workshops, professional organization meetings,
      professional organization officers, etc.)




   6. Are there areas of unmet professional development needs among staff in this program area? If so,
      list those areas of need.
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Budget and Expenditures

   1. Indicate program area's budget for the last five years:
(Source: Blinn College Accounting)

         Categories            FY 2007         FY 2006          FY 2005   FY 2004   FY 2003
  Salaries/Wages
  Operating Expenses
     Total


2. Program area expenditures for the last five years:
(Source: Blinn College Accounting)


         Categories            FY 2007         FY 2006          FY 2005   FY 2004   FY 2003
  Salaries/Wages
  Operating Expenses
     Total




3. Explain future enhancements currently limited by the budget.
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Improvements

   1.    How has overall delivery of services from this program area been evaluated by users? (Attach
        appropriate reports or surveys in the Appendix.)




   2. How has the program area used, or will use, these surveys/evaluations for improvement? What
      changes have been or will be made as a result?
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Summary

1. List and comment on major accomplishments of the program area. Be specific.




2. In order of priority, list and comment on areas of service needing improvement. Be specific.




Recommendations

3. In order of priority, list recommendations the program area must initiate for program improvement.
   Be specific.




(Note: The OIR&E/PR will review the status of Recommendations in one year.)
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1. Review and Comments by Two Program Providers and One Non-Program Member

This section is addressed with the Director, OIR&E/PR, in a meeting of two program providers and one
non-program member.

Comments:




Note: While the Program Director oversees the completion of this instrument, this section is intended to
give stakeholders an opportunity to review, comment, and sign the Program Review.

a.) Program Provider Name          (Please Print )


   Program Provider Signature                                                           Date

b.) Program Provider Name          (Please Print )


   Program Provider Signature                                                           Date

c.) Non-Program Member Name        (Please Print)


   Non-Pgm Member Signature                                                             Date
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2. Review and Comments by the Dean

The Dean overseeing the Program Area addresses this section in response to the Program Review.

Comments:




Dean’s Signature ________________________________________________Date_____________
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3. Review and Comments by the Vice President(s)

The Vice President(s) overseeing the Program Area address this section in response to the Program
Review.

Comments:




Vice President’s Signature_________________________________________Date_____________


Comments:
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                                      APPENDICES

List items in the appendix: