The primary purpose of Program Review at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) is to systematically improve the educational service, program, curriculum and teaching and learning. To achieve this purpose, the Program Review process has been designed to evaluate the program or service and the student's learning of the Program Learning Outcomes. Strengths and areas for improvement are identified in order to determine current needs and plan for the future direction of the program. This program review process integrates internal evaluation needs, including formative program development and strategic planning for academic programs with the requirements for external accrediting bodies, such as the Higher Learning Commission. To ensure the sustained quality of academic programs and curriculum, Program Review is conducted every four years for each program.