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 CollegeAreaReview@montgomerycollege.edu for questions and/or suggestions.