Program review is the process by which individual functions, service/support areas, and departments evaluate systematically their past performance to facilitate continuous improvement, guide resource allocation, and assist faculty, staff, administration and the Board in making decisions about programs. Program review is a required activity spelled out in Accreditation Standards and LRCCD Board policy.

All units will undergo self study during the five years preceding the college’s self study year (in preparation for an accreditation visit). This means that approximately one-fifth of all instructional departments, student service areas and administrative units will complete a "self-study" report each year with no program reviews taking place in year 6 of the cycle.