Skip to Main Content

CAR Banner Graphic File

College Area Review

Academic Areas

The Academic Area Review (AAR) which is a part of the College Area Review (CAR) process includes a review of all the academic areas. All academic areas along with their related degrees, certificates, letter of recognition, and courses; as well as special programs and all support centers are reviewed according to a schedule approved by the Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Services and the Senior Vice President for Administrative and Fiscal Services. Programs that are accredited or approved by external agencies are reviewed on a cycle that mirrors their accreditation or approval schedule.

The review process includes an opportunity to examine and evaluate academic areas using multiple measures by reviewing student learning, student persistence and completion, instruction, course content and goals, sequence of courses, support services, resources, and facilities. The CAR process for academic areas and administrative units operates on a five year cycle. Yearly status updates of the individual unit recommendations are required. The process is periodically reviewed and modified by the College Area Review Committee (CARC) based on suggestions and surveys of those involved in the reviews.

Please email  for questions and/or suggestions.

CAR Guidelines for Academic Areas
CAR Manual  CAR Assignment Checklist 
CAR Data Guidelines  CAR End Product Checklist 
CAR Student Survey  CAR Orientation PowerPoint Presentation







 CAR Reports for Academic Areas
CAR Discipline/Program Report  CAR Course Report 
CAR Student Services Report  CAR Recommendations Report
CAR Special Program Report  CAR Action Plans Status Report 








Academic Area Reports (MyMC authentication required)


Montgomery College

Montgomery County, MD


©2015, Montgomery College