Is the labor market demand strong and growing for graduates of your program (or potential new program)?
How satisfied is your college with your program’s enrollment numbers compared to other college programs?
How satisfied is your college with your program’s graduation rate compared to other college programs?
How satisfied is your college with your program’s placement rate compared to other college programs?
How satisfied is your college with your program’s placement rate compared to similar programs at other colleges in your service area?
Is lack of enrollment jeopardizing the continuation of your program?
How often do you conduct a low-enrollment program review?
How often does the business team meet?
Does the business team include representation from small, medium, and large employers?
(“Small” typically refers to businesses with less than $10 million in annual revenue.
“Medium” typically refers to businesses with annual revenue between $10 million and $100 million.
“Large” typically refers to businesses with over $100 million in annual revenue.) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle-market_company
Does the business team membership include a mix of technicians, technical managers, and high-level technical strategists?
Are the business team members knowledgable of the full range of skills addressed by your program? (Are all the types of businesses employing your graduates represented on the team?)
Do you use a structured, formal process annually with your business team to prioritize the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA) they want graduates to have 12–36 months into the future?
How many companies are represented on your business team?
How many companies are typically represented at the meetings?
How many individuals typically attend the meetings?
Do you regularly ask your business team to forecast technology trends?
Do you ask your business team to forecast labor market demand for your graduates at least annually?
Outside of business team meetings, how many companies are actively involved in providing additional support such as mentoring students, donating equipment, providing adjunct instructors, and providing professional development for faculty?
How often do you invite new business members to join your business team?
Do business team members actively recruit new members for the team?
How often does your business team evaluate itself and use that information to strengthen the team?
Do you have goals for strengthening relationships with your business team members?
Who is engaged in setting the goals?
Are the goals SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, timebound)?
Are specific individuals tasked with the improvement activities?