Institutional Planning, Development & Evaluation

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Supporting Materials for Program Review

For information regarding deadlines and scheduled meetings for Program Review, please see the dates posted below and within the Calendar:


October 20:
1:00 - 2:00 pm: HBC 411
Working Group Kick Off Meeting
(PR Working Group Only)

2:00 - 3:30 pm: HBC 411
Orientation Meeting
Program Review Leaders (Self Study Chairs) 

Program Review


Austin Community College’s Program Review process for instructional units provides a framework to guide the reflective evaluation of the content, quality, and effectiveness of program curriculum, an essential part of academic stewardship. Program review enhances and ensures the quality of teaching we provide and learning we expect from our students.

Austin Community College’s Program Review process is based on the principles:

Training & Workshops

We are currently offering professional development opportunities related to institutional planning, program review, and assessment for all units of the District. 

Click the links below to view and enroll in institutional planning training sessions:

  • "One ACCord: Introduction to Institutional Planning at ACC" 
  • TracDat Training
  • Planning for Success: Developing Good Goals, Objectives & Overall Plans




Previous Program Reviews


For a list of current and previous program reviews (where available), please select from the menus below.

Planning Units

For the purpose of comprehensive but capable planning, ACC divides planning units into three sections: Instructional (Educational), Administrative Support, and Educational Support. To learn more about which sections of the college fall under these categories, explore the menus below.

Institutional Planning & Evaluation

The Institutional Planning & Evaluation Department is responsible for overseeing the District-wide processes of institutional planning and program review, ensuring that all units of the College participate and benefit from these processes.   


Currently, there are a total of nine instructional (educational) planning units. Each of these planning units and their disciplines, as divided by cohorts, is available in the chart below.

Program Review Cohorts:

Three-Year Cycle (Instructional Units Only)

Planning units are divided into three cohorts (A,B,C) to facilitate timely planning, organization, and communication throughout the program review process. The chart below divides each cohort into a set of activities (data, update, program review) by assigned year in the three year cycle. The current three-year reporting cycle (2015-18) encompasses all semesters beginning in Fall 2015 and ending after Summer 2018.  Please see Cohort Schedule below.  The Fall 2018 through Summer 2021 will be posted August 2018.