Program Review and Assessment

The Program Review & Assessment Office works with degree programs and academic support-units in Academic Affairs to develop meaningful outcomes and assessment strategies that will be incorporated into periodic program review. Both assessment and program review are requirements for CSULB, the CSU system, and the WSCUC region.


About Program Assessment

The Assessment office helps departments and academic programs ensure students graduate with highly valued degrees by:

  • Supporting the scholarship of learning on campus;
  • Assisting individuals working on learning objectives at the course level;
  • Providing feedback to departments and programs about methods for assessing student learning at the program level (please see Video Tutorial below) and ensuring alignment with GE and institutional-level outcomes as well as WSCUC Core Competencies;
  • Working with departments and programs to develop viable assessment plans;
  • Working with the offices of Student Assessment and Institutional Research to assist the university in its core commitment to assess student success;
  • Providing information about assessment activities such as conferences, websites, and e-learning opportunities.

About Program Review

The Program Review office helps departments, academic programs, and academic support programs ensure students graduate with highly valued degrees by:

  • Assisting departments and programs as they complete the self-study for program review (please see Video Tutorial below);
  • Working with departments and the Vice Provost of Academic Programs to determine a suitable external reviewer for program review;
  • Supporting UPRC members in the drafting of program-review reports and recommendations to departments and programs.

More information on the program-review process may be found at the Institutional and Program Assessment Council (IPAC) link.

Please visit this page for current Program Review documents.

The final action of the Program Assessment and Review Process is an MOU between the Department, College and University.

Assessment Tutorial Videos

Note: the video links below were created by the previous Program Review & Assessment Coordinator. Please contact David Sheridan with any questions.

Program Review Tutorial Videos

  • Preparing for Program Review (Youtube)

  • Please note that the link for program review resources on the final slide of the tutorial has been updated to: