Using HLC Criteria for Institutional Strategic Planning: A Success Story. Dr. Terry B. Smith Interim President Dr. Steve Wiegenstein Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Dean for Graduate Studies Misty Bush Director of Institutional Compliance . Columbia College.
Dr. Terry B. Smith
Dr. Steve Wiegenstein
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Dean for Graduate Studies
Director of Institutional Compliance
Columbia College was one of the last schools to use the old Criteria, so examples below use the old wording:
Old Core Component 4C Accomplishments
The strategic plan listed accomplishments under each Core Component.
It also identified goals that needed to be accomplished.
“The general education requirement has been in place since 2000, requires a substantial number of credits, and seems to have little that is reflective of the unique purpose of a Columbia College undergraduate education. The self-study suggests that it is time to revise general education and one of the Dean’s goals is to begin that revision process this academic year. The team concurs that this is necessary.”
“Assessment of both general education and the majors needs attention. Columbia College has an assessment plan in place that is being implemented, but there is little evidence of course-level assessment (by the College’s own admission) and little evidence of use of assessment data to make changes in student learning outcomes.”