Working Principles

  • Keep student access, success, and achievement as the focus of our efforts 
  • Promote awareness of diversity, equity and inclusive practices 
  • Celebrate commendable programs, and faculty and staff efforts 
  • Provide training and support throughout the program review cycle 
  • Create a welcoming and transparent culture 
  • Assure that recommendations are evidence-based 
  • Reinforce the idea of continuous quality improvement 
  • Promote campus-wide dialog 
  • Work hard, be kind, and have fun!


The primary goals of Shasta College Program Review Committee shall be the following:

  • To maintain oversight of the College’s program review processes.
  • To provide support to faculty throughout the program review cycle.
  • To uphold academic program quality standards and requirements articulated in the College mission, Education Code, Section 78016, Title 5 § 55003, and relevant ACCJC Standards. 

Purpose and Responsibilities

The purpose of the Program Review Committee (PRC), is to help ensure instructional quality. We do this by:

  • Providing training and support for Peer Writing Teams and Peer Review Teams who analyze and assess the academic programs within Guided Pathways Interest Areas.
  • Communicating broadly and celebrating effective practices at least once per year.
  • Making recommendations regarding the disposition of programs as follows:
    • continue without qualification
    • continue with qualification
    • discontinue

The PRC shall oversee the processes for Program Review including:

  • Guidelines for faculty and staff involvement and responsibilities
  • Documentation design and development 
  • Training and training materials
  • Committee responsibilities and operations
  • Program Review documentation timelines  
  • Program Review completion cycles
  • Regular reports to the Academic Senate

Committee Membership

The Program Review Committee shall have 15 voting members (i.e., 12 faculty members (may be full- or part-time), 1 Extended Education, 2 students) and 5 non-voting members as listed:

  • Faculty Co-Chair (non-voting, at-large) unless needed for tie-breaker or quorum: Crystal Hilton
  • The Administrative Co-Chair, Academic Dean (non-voting, appointed by VPI) unless needed for tie-breaker: Stacey Bartlett
  • Dean (non-voting, from CTE or GE, whichever is NOT Co-Chair): Zack Zweigle
  • Two student representatives (voting, one GE and one CTE):  Vacant and Vacant
  • Researcher (non-voting): Cassie Leal
  • Member from Office of Instruction (non-voting): Courtney Vigna
  • One Academic Counselor (voting, at-large): Rob McCandless
  • One Academic Senate Representative (voting, at-large): Carie Palmer
  • One Representative from EWD (non-voting): Sara Holmes
  • One Representative from Extended Ed (voting): Sandy Lucero
  • One faculty from each Interest Area (voting, 10 total) 
    • Earth & Environment: Roger Gerard
    • Science, Technology, Engineering, Math: Morgan Hannaford
    • Industrial Technology: Dan Bryant
    • Business & Hospitality: Tom Martin
    • Language & Literature: Paul Calkins
    • Education: Kate Ashbey
    • Visual & Performing Arts: Anthony Eckhardt
    • People, Culture & Society: Vacant
    • Public Safety: Aaron Maready
    • Health & Wellness: Nancy Skaggs

2023/24 Current Programs Under Review

  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Agriculture
  • Computer Science
  • Human Development
  • Water Resources
  • Fire Academy
  • Wildland Fire
  • English
  • Geography

2024/25 Programs Being Reviewed

  • History
  • Sociology
  • Theatre Arts
  • Accounting
  • Horticulture
  • Emergency Services
  • Kinesiology
  • Healthcare Cert. Programs
  • Engineering
  • Geology
  • Oceanography