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College Area Review


College Area Review (CAR) is a comprehensive evaluative process of all academic areas (credit and non-credit), student affairs, and administrative units. College Area Review consist of academic program review and administrative review and assessment. The overarching goals of CAR are to provide critical college wide information for strategic planning, assist in establishing priorities for resource allocation, and measure overall institutional effectiveness. College Area Review is assigned to the Office of Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs who supports all assessment activities at the College, including the College Area Review process and the Outcomes Assessment process.

Montgomery College started the current system of the review of academic areas during the 2002-2003 academic year.  In 2007, administrative units were included in the review process. The process involves all College stakeholders; administrators, vice presidents, unit managers, unit directors, deans, chairs, faculty, staff and students. CAR operates on a five-year cycle, reviewing on an average fifteen academic areas per academic year and three administrative units per calendar year. Routinely, feedback is solicited from College stakeholders and yearly modifications have improved the process.

We invite you to avail yourself to all the information regarding the CAR process. The CAR process is managed by the CAR Coordinator and reports to the Director of Assessment within the office of Academic Affairs. Should you have any additional questions, please contact us at or 240-567-5343.

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