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Accreditation countdown. All campus luncheon meeting september 25, 2012. TIMELINE- 7 year cycle. Fall 2011 – Year One Report – Standard 1- Mission and Core Themes Fall 2012 – Comprehensive report – all 5 standards Fall 2013 – (new) Year One Report – Standard 1

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Accreditation countdown

Accreditation countdown

All campus luncheon meeting september 25, 2012


Timeline 7 year cycle
TIMELINE- 7 year cycle

  • Fall 2011 – Year One Report – Standard 1- Mission and Core Themes

  • Fall 2012 – Comprehensive report – all 5 standards

  • Fall 2013 – (new) Year One Report – Standard 1

  • - with progress report on Fall 2012 recommendations

  • Fall 2015 - Year Three Report – Standards 1 and 2

  • Fall 2017 – Year Five Report – Standards 1, 2, and 3

  • Fall 2020 - Comprehensive report – all 5 standards


What kind of recommendations can we expect
What kind of recommendations can we expect?

  • Inconsistencies in report

  • In the data

  • In what we say we do

  • In not meeting the standards completely



Assessment
ASSESSMENT

  • Assessment of Student Learning

  • &

  • Assessment of General Education

  • Outcomes

  • Institutional

  • Assessment


Institutional assessment
Institutional Assessment

  • Environmental Scan

  • Graduate Survey

  • Employee Campus Climate Survey

  • CCSSE

  • Noel Levitz—this winter


Program assessments
PROGRAM Assessments

  • External program Reviews

  • Program Certifications

  • Competitive Awards

  • DASHBOARDS



Nwccu purpose
NWCCU Purpose

  • Assure educational quality

  • Enhance institutional effectiveness

  • Foster continuous improvement


Scope
Scope

  • NWCCU accreditation:

    • Applies to the institution as a whole; not to its individual units or programs

    • Is not partial

    • Is not granted for a fixed period of time


Means
Means

  • Deep institutional self assessment

  • Critical peer evaluation


Self evaluation report guidelines
Self-Evaluation Report Guidelines

  • Chapter One: Mission, Core Themes, and Expectations

  • Eligibility Requirements 2 and 3

  • Standard 1.A Mission

  • Interpretation of Fulfillment of Institution’s Mission

  • Acceptable Extent of Mission Fulfillment – 75%

  • Standard 1.B Core Themes

  • Objectives

  • Indicators of Achievement

  • Rationale for selection of Indicators


  • Chapter Two: Resources and Capacity

  • Eligibility Requirements 4 through 21 (Executive Summary)

  • Standard 2.A Governance

  • Standard 2.B Human Resources

  • Standard 2.C Education Resources

  • Standard 2.D Student Support Resources

  • Standard 2.E Library and Information Resources

  • Standard 2.F Financial Resources

  • Standard 2.G Physical and Technological Infrastructure


  • Chapter Three: Planning and Implementation

  • Standard 3.A Institutional Planning

  • Chart of our governance structure

  • Core Theme Planning

  • Strategic Planning

  • Resource Allocation:

    • Are we allocating resources where we have assessed our effectiveness?


  • Chapter Four: Core Themes. Assessment, and Improvement

  • Eligibility Requirements 22 and 23

  • One Section per Core Theme to Address Standards 3.B Core Theme Planning, 4.A Assessment, and 4.B Improvement as they related to that Core Theme

  • Chapter Five:MissionFulfillment, Adaptation, Sustainability

  • Eligibility Requirement 24

  • Standard 5.A Mission Fulfillment

  • Standard 5.B Adaptation and Sustainability


Accreditation findings areas for improvement based on self determined targets
ACCREDITATION FINDINGS-Areas for Improvement**based on self-determined targets

  • Educational Attainment and Student Success

  • 1.1a: Student Persistence to degree

  • 1.2c: Student performance on SAI measures (particularly Basic Skills & Developmental students)

  • 1.2h: Pass rates of students in Developmental English

  • 1.2i & j: Pass rates of students in Developmental Math pass rates &

  • transfer students that earn QSR credit (may reflect back to persistence rates)


Accreditation findings areas for improvement based on self determined targets1
ACCREDITATION FINDINGS-Areas for Improvement**based on self-determined targets

  • Program Excellence

  • 2.1a Use of SLOs to determine effectiveness of programs for student success

  • (i.e. assessment of student learning)

  • 2.2a Participation in learning labs and tutoring services

  • Access and Diversity

  • 4.1a FTEs and headcount represented by diverse populations

  • 4.1e Number of IBEST programs and student enrollments to increase transition to college level (reflects back to student persistence)

  • 4.2d Financial resources for employee professional development

  • 4.2e Number and percentage of staff performance evaluations completed

  • College Stewardship

  • 5.1f Revenue from individuals, corporations, etc. for the Foundation


So what s going to happen on october 3 5
So what’s going to happen on October 3-5?

  • 8 evaluators + NWCCU Representative, Dr. Pam Goad—9 visitors

  • Meetings with people and groups—

    • Curriculum Committee

    • Virtual College,

    • Articulation & Transfer Task Force, Advising Task Force,

    • Financial Aid, Enrollment Services,

    • Library personnel

    • Business Office

    • Small Business Accelerator, Workforce

    • Service Learning

    • Board Chair and vice chair

    • Industry Advisory Committee members, etc.


Thursday, OCTOBER 4

Wednesday, OCTOBER 3


OPEN SESSIONS: Faculty: 2:00-3:00 Wed., Oct.3 – 1104Staff: 10:00-11:00 Thurs., Oct. 4 - 9208StuDENTS: 1:00 – 2:00 Thurs., Oct. 4 - 9208


So what will they ask
So what will they ask?

Resources

Mission Fulfillment


  • Staff Meeting

  • This college has a reputation of being a place employees want to stay for the long term. Why do you think employees stay here a long time?

  • What opportunities do you have to get involved in college governance and professional development?

  • How well are the all college In-service sessions working?

  • What is your understanding of Mission Fulfillment for the college?

  • What do you know about the Institutional Assessment Plan?

  • Can someone explain the link between Strategic Plan and the Mission-fulfillment Assessment? What are some examples of “institutional improvements” you have seen occur as a result of planning & assessment ?

  • Describe your involvement and input into the core themes?

  • What do you think are the biggest challenges for the college in the next 3-5 years?


  • Student Meeting

  • How many of you attended the new student orientation? In what ways do you feel it helped you?

  • How involved are students in college governance?

  • How would you describe the financial aid services and resources at SCC?

  • How well does the college maintain sufficient and/or provide access to library and information resources?

  • Sufficiency of technology resources?

  • What can you tell us about the student learning outcomes?

  • What is your understanding of how students give their input into the Faculty Evaluation process? How well do you think it is going?

  • Academic Freedom policies are explained within College Policy and the collective bargaining agreement. What is the atmosphere on your campus regarding students being free to examine and test all knowledge appropriate to their discipline or area of major study?

  • Do you feel students have a good understanding of their rights and responsibilities and the student code of conduct?

  • Other comments?


  • Faculty Meeting

  • How do you integrate information literacy into the curriculum?

  • How involved are faculty in curriculum development?

  • What can you tell us about the student learning outcomes?

  • What is your understanding of the Faculty Evaluation process for tenure-track faculty, tenured faculty, and adjunct faculty? How well do you think it is being accomplished?

  • How involved are faculty in college governance?

  • What is your understanding of Mission Fulfillment the college?

  • Academic Freedom policies are explained within College Policy and the collective bargaining agreement. What is the atmosphere on your campus regarding faculty being free to examine and test all knowledge appropriate to their discipline or area of major study?

  • How has faculty been involved in the selection of new faculty?

  • How well does the college maintain sufficient and/or provide access to library and information resources?

  • How satisfied are faculty with the technology resources?

  • Overall, how involved are adjunct faculty in the activities we have been discussing? How many today are adjunct faculty?

  • Other comments?


So what will they ask1
So what will they ask?

  • How do the core themes relate to the work you do? 1.B.2

  • How often do you review and revise your policies and procedures? (Std.2)

  • How does the College involve faculty, staff and students in governance? (2.A..1)

  • How do we communicate academic policies to students ? (2.A.12)

  • Describe regular college evaluation procedures? (2.B.1)

  • How do you ensure the use of the library and information resources? (2.C.6)


Possible questions
Possible questions?

  • Continuing Education and non-credit programs

  • Student support services, student advising

  • Co-curricular programs, auxiliary services

  • Physical and technological Infrastructure

  • Financial resources and ethics


Possible questions1
Possible questions?

  • Mission fulfillment:

  • Engagement in regular, systematic, participatory self-reflective, evidence-based assessment of its accomplishments

  • Using assessment results to make determinations of quality, effectiveness

  • Communicates its conclusions to appropriate constituencies and the public


So what do i do to prepare
So what do I do to prepare?

Read the report on the accreditation website!

  • Read the report

  • Wear your name badges

  • Answer honestly

  • Be informed


Accreditation is mirror image
Accreditation is Mirror Image

  • Helps us see ourselves as objectively as possible



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