Program Review is an annual process that includes the assessment of student learning.  Every year, programs and disciplines receive data to assist with the completion of the ICCB 5-year Program Review or a Waubonsee Annual Update Report. In addition, faculty complete a Plan/Report for Learning Improvement aligned with this process.  All reports are due December 1st.  

Program Review Process


Program review and the assessment of students learning provide disciplines and programs the opportunity to collaborate, assess, and improve their impact. These activities support quality in our courses and programs.


Fall Semester

We complete:

1. our PLANS for the academic year (Plan for Learning Improvement).


2. our REPORTS from the previous academic year(s) (Report for Learning Improvement & ICCB Program Review or Waubonsee Annual Update).


Spring Semester

We implement:

1. improvements identified in our Learning Improvement REPORTS.

2. our goals identified in our ICCB Program Review REPORT or Waubonsee Annual Update.



Data Provided to Faculty
  • Program Comparison¬†Reports¬†
  • Course Reports¬†
  • Equity Reports¬†
  • Occupational Outlook for CTE programs
  • Program Cost Summary (Provided during ICCB Review year)
  • Analyze data provided
  • Analyze course assessment data
  • Create a Learning Improvement Plan for the current year. ¬†¬†
  • Complete ICCB 5-Year Program Review Report or¬†the Waubonsee¬†Annual Update.¬†
  • Complete a Learning Improvement Report from the previous year's plan.
  • Submit completed Learning Improvement Plans, Reports and Program Review or Annual Update in AEFIS
  • ¬†Due December 1st
  • Implement curricular improvements and goals articulated in reports submitted Dec. 1st.
  • Continue with data collection according to 5-year Assessment Schedule.¬†Schedule can be revised as needed.¬†¬†

ICCB Program Review Submissions

Waubonsee Community College participates in an annual update/program review process which is designed to be a collaborative process to support the mission of the College and to provide opportunities for divisions and programs to assess, share and improve its impact. The review is an opportunity to evaluate programs. The process supports quality in each area.



Instructions to access these documents and videos can be found on the AEFIS page.

ICCB Program Review Instructions

Waubonsee Annual Update Instructions


ICCB Program Review Manual

Waubonsee Master Program Review Schedule 

Program Classification System (PCS) Codes

PCS codes are used to identify the type and intent of curricula and courses. This information is used for State, Federal and local tracking purposes.  

The first digit of the PCS code refers to the major programs or a postsecondary institution.  The second number in the code is used to specify subprograms.

PCS Code Descriptions

Current PCS and CIP Codes
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Codes

The Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) provides a taxonomic scheme that supports the accurate tracking and reporting of fields of study and program completions activity.  It was developed by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).