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2013 Annual Questionnaire Training

July 16, 2013

Crowne Plaza O’Hare

Rosemont, IL


2013 Annual Questionnaire Training

Introductions

  • Scott Norberg – Deputy Consultant

  • Ken Williams – Data Specialist

  • Bojan Stankovic – Project Associate


What are we covering today?

  • Annual Questionnaire for 2013-2014

    • Background

    • Updates to Annual Questionnaire

    • Changes to Online Help System

  • ABAQuest web-based application

    • Background

    • Functionality

    • Reports

  • Important Deadlines

  • Q&A


2013 Annual Questionnaire

Annual Questionnaire Users Group

  • Beth Barnes - Yale Law School

  • Leslie Friedman – Drexel University

  • Patty Furukawa - University of California, Irvine

  • Teresa Lynn Peterson – University of Tennessee

  • Bethany Pluymers - University of Wisconsin

  • Sharon Strathman - Washington University


2013 Annual Questionnaire


2013 Annual Questionnaire

  • New PDF Instructions

  • Glossary/Definitions

  • FAQ’s

  • New User Best Practices


Introductions

  • Name

  • Title

  • School

  • Level of Experience with Questionnaires


Annual Questionnaire

  • Required of every approved law school, provisionally approved law school, and law schools seeking provisional approval.

  • Requirement of the Department of Education

  • Critical Part of Accreditation Process

  • Facilitates streamlined input for Site Evaluation Questionnaire


Annual Questionnaire

  • Data Reporting

    • ABA/LSAC Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools

      • On-line

      • Hard Copy

    • Take-off reports

    • Section website Legal Education Statistics

    • Ad Hoc data request


Annual Questionnaire

  • Made up for 7 Parts

    • General School Information

    • Admission Information

    • Library & IT Information

    • Scholarships

    • Administrator and Teacher Profiles

    • Fiscal Information

    • Semester Programs


Annual Questionnaire

  • Downloadable editable copies of each part of the Annual Questionnaire can be found on the Questionnaire webpage

    • www.americanbar.org/legaled Then click on Questionnaires

  • Can also find

    • Links to ABAQuest and Foreign Summer Program Questionnaires

    • Upcoming events

    • All Questionnaires with deadlines

    • Dean’s signature pages

    • Training Materials


Updates to Annual Questionnaire

  • Part 1 - General Information – 509 Reporting

  • Part 2 - Admissions Information –

    • LSAT Certification

    • Post Baccalaureate

  • Part 3 – Library & IT – No Change

  • Part 4 – Scholarships – Student Loan Default Rate

  • Part 5 – Profiles – No Change

  • Part 6 – Fiscal – Eliminate Expenditures

  • Part 7 – Foreign Programs – Minor Changes


ABAQuest

  • Background

    • Contains the Annual Questionnaire and the Site Evaluation Questionnaire

    • Previous years data will be loaded into the system in phases

    • While the application will have scheduled, announced maintenance, the application will be accessible 24/7 from any computer with an internet connection


ABAQuest

  • Functionality

    • User Ids and Levels of Access

      • Each school will have an Admin user id and password

        • Has full read/write access to all portions of the questionnaires

        • Only Admin user id can create/update user ids

        • Only Admin user id can submit finalized Annual Questionnaire


ABAQuest

  • Create new User Ids

    • Required fields

      • User id

      • Password

      • Name

      • Email Address

      • Status indicator

        • Active vs. Inactive


ABAQuest

  • Level of Access

    • Write – can edit any data element and can lock/unlock pages

    • Read – can view any page, but cannot edit

    • Default access is full write/read access to all sections of the Annual Questionnaire and Site Evaluation Questionnaire

    • Levels of access can be mixed and matched

    • If no level is selected, there is NO access to that section


ABAQuestionnaire – Part 1 School Information


ABAQuestionnaire – Part 1 School Information

  • Standard 509 requires four categories of disclosure:

    • a) policies on transfer of credit, pursuant to Standard 509(c);

    • b) employment outcomes data, pursuant to Standard 509(d);

    • c) conditional scholarship retention data, pursuant to Standard 509(e); and

    • d) other items of general consumer information, pursuant to Standard 509(b).


ABAQuestionnaire – Part 1 School Information

  • Standard 509 requires four categories of disclosure:

    • a) policies on transfer of credit, pursuant to Standard 509(c); (posting the policy itself or in student handbook)

    • b) employment outcomes data, pursuant to Standard 509(d); (posting Employment Summaries as generated in EQ)

    • c) conditional scholarship retention data, pursuant to Standard 509(e); and (posting the council approved form or a statement indicating that conditional scholarships are not offered)

    • d) other items of general consumer information, pursuant to Standard 509(b). (posting Standard 509 Information Report as generated in AQ)

*Salary Information (Interpretation 509-3)


ABAQuestionnaire – Part 1 School Information


ABAQuestionnaire – Part 1 School Information

Criteria:

  • Link from the main Law school page (2-3 clicks to locate all information)

  • There is a dedicated Standard 509 link

  • All the links work and are up to date

  • Everything is labeled clearly

Good Examples::

  • Albany Law School

  • Florida International University

  • Loyola-New Orleans

  • University of Florida

  • University of Hawaii


ABAQuestionnaire – Part 1 School Information


ABAQuest

  • Bar Passage

    Have to enter first-time bar passage data for 2012 Based on Interpretation 301-6


ABAQuest Part 1 Bar Passage

Where a graduate took the bar examination twice in one administration (e.g., twice in February 2012 or twice in July 2012), the graduate shall be reported as having passed the bar if the graduate passed the exam in either or both of the jurisdictions, provided that the school is reporting bar pass results for a jurisdiction in which the graduate passed.  If the graduate failed the bar exam in both jurisdictions, the graduate shall be reported once as not having passed, again provided that the school is reporting bar pass results for a jurisdiction in which the graduate did not pass.  To reiterate, a graduate is counted as one passer even if the graduate passed the exam in both jurisdictions.


ABAQuest Part 1 Bar Passage

* provided that the school is reporting bar pass results for a jurisdiction in which the graduate passed.

** provided that the school is reporting bar pass results for a jurisdiction in which the graduate did not pass


ABAQuest – Part 1 Bar Passage


ABAQuest – Part 1 Bar Passage


ABAQuest – Part 1 Bar Passage


ABAQuest – Part 1 Bar Passage


ABAQuest – Part 1 Bar Passage


ABAQuest – Part 1 Bar Passage


ABAQuest – Part 1 Bar Passage


ABAQuest – Part 2 Admissions


ABAQuest – Part 2 Admissions


ABAQuest – Part 2 Admissions


ABAQuest – Part 2 Admissions


ABAQuest – Part 2 Admissions


ABAQuest – Part 2 Admissions


ABAQuest – Part 3 Library Information


ABAQuest – Part 3 Library Information


ABAQuest – Part 4 Scholarships


ABAQuest – Part 4 Scholarships


ABAQuest – Part 4 Scholarships


ABAQuest – Part 5 Profiles


ABAQuest – Part 5 Profiles


ABAQuest – Part 5 Profiles


ABAQuest – Part 5 Profiles


ABAQuest – Part 6 Fiscal Information


ABAQuest – Part 6 Fiscal Information


ABAQuest – Part 6 Fiscal Information


ABAQuest – Part 6 Fiscal


ABAQuest – Part 6 Fiscal Information


ABAQuest – Part 7 Foreign Programs


ABAQuest – Part 7 Foreign Programs


ABAQuest – Part 7 Foreign Programs


ABAQuest

  • Totals

    • Sub Totals are in RED

    • Grand Totals are inBOLDED RED


ABAQuest

  • Reports

    • Printouts of individual sections within each Part

    • Printouts of individual profiles

    • Faculty Resource Summary Report

    • Administrator Resource Summary Report


Important Deadlines

  • The Annual Questionnaire is due October 31, 2013

  • The on-line version of the Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools will be posted in middle 2Q, 2014


Where can I get help?

  • ABAQuestionnaire Listserve

  • www.americanbar.org/legaled and click on Questionnaire link

  • Contact me at [email protected] or 312.988.6739

  • [email protected] or 312.988.5303


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