Program Planning

SJSU Faculty and Staff: Access our Institutional Effectiveness Resources site for Program Planning, including procedures, extension requests, and schedules. 

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Program review and planning, as required by both the CSU and WASC Senior College and University Commission, assures integrity and accountability of our programs, and promotes continuous institutional improvement.

At SJSU, program planning is a future-oriented process based on assessment. All programs map their learning outcomes to the University Learning Goals (ULGs). Programs use assessment information to develop seven-year action plans guiding decisions in a variety of areas such as curriculum revision and development, scholarship, resource management, faculty and staff hiring, student recruitment and retention, and interaction with the community.

Program Planning is required for all SJSU programs every seven years, or the semester after professional external accreditation reviews, if the cycle is seven years or fewer (University Policy S17-11 [pdf]). The process is guided by the Program Planning Guidelines. It is typically completed at the department level, but is occasionally done on a program, school, or college level depending on unique circumstances. All programs in the unit must be included in the program plan, including baccalaureate degrees, minors, graduate degrees, certificates, and credential programs. Leadership for the program plan belongs to the department chair, but the entire program faculty are responsible for its development.

Program Planning Records  

For a complete archive of Program Planning materials, including department self-studies, external reviewer reports, or Action Plans, log into Nuventive. If you are an SJSU employee and need access, submit the Nuventive Request Form

Credit Hour Audits

The Academic Scheduling and Space Management unit submits Class Meeting Time Reports to the college administration each term. College credit hour tracking reports are available upon request.