College Area Review (CAR) is a comprehensive self evaluative process of all academic areas and administrative units. The overarching goal of CAR is 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 the Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness 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, faculty, staff and students. Each fall, an online survey is administered to selected students to solicit their input regarding their course work. CAR operates on a five year cycle, reviewing on an average fifteen academic units per academic year and three administrative units per calendar year. Yearly feedback is solicited from all stakeholders and yearly modifications have improved the process, better adapting to the user’s needs.
We invited you to avail yourself to all the information that will facilitate your participation in the CAR process. Should you have any additional questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org