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Serving a Changing Region: Advancing as a Learning-Centered University . Educational Effectiveness Review (EER) September 14 – 16, 2011. What is the Educational Effectiveness Review and Why Should We Care? . A three-step process on our part plus a one-step WASC Commission action

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serving a changing region advancing as a learning centered university

Serving a Changing Region: Advancing as a Learning-Centered University

Educational Effectiveness Review (EER)

September 14 – 16, 2011

what is the educational effectiveness review and why should we care
What is the Educational Effectiveness Review and Why Should We Care?

A three-step process on our part plus a one-step WASC Commission action

  • Institutional Proposal (Accepted December 2007)
  • CPR (submitted November 2009), Campus Visit Feb. 3-5, 2010
  • Commission letter with recommendations received July 2010.
  • EER (submitted June 22, 2011), Campus Visit Sept. 14, 15 and 16, 2011.

Final Step: WASC Commission will issue their accreditation recommendation in February 2012.

who are the members of the wasc visiting team
Who are the members of the WASC visiting team?
  • Mary Kay Tetreault: chair
  • Mark Pavelchak: assistant chair and report writer
  • Mary KittlesonKirlin: team member and Sacramento State faculty
  • Jillian Kinzie: team member and data/institutional research specialist
  • Diane Harvey: our WASC liaison
csun themes
CSUN THEMES

EER report addresses themes in this order:

Theme 3: Learning as an Institution

Theme 2: Faculty and Staff Support for University Success

Theme 1: Student Success through Engagement in Learning

What we learned as an institution(Theme 3) powered the changes described in Themes 1 and 2.

theme 3 learning as an institution
Theme 3: Learning as an Institution

The report describes three major initiatives undertaken by CSUN since 2000.

1) Graduation Rates Task Force

2) General Education Task Force

3) Envision 2035 (Campus Master Plan)

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Theme 3: Learning as an Institution

Key findings about what matters most in a successful change process:

1)identify clear objective(s) and timeline

2)select the “right” leaders

3)engage all stakeholders

4)gain support of administration

5)communicate widely through accepted channels

6)set up efficient structure

theme 2 faculty and staff support for university success
Theme 2: Faculty and Staff Support for University Success

Two-way street:

 University supports faculty and staff success

 Faculty and staff support student success

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Theme 2: Faculty and Staff Support for University Success

Highlights:

  • HERI data reveals faculty who are happy in their jobs, are active scholars and are engaged in the community
  • Long-term investment in staff development has resulted in commitment and engagement
  • Support for faculty and staff leads to measureable success of CSUN students
theme 1 student success through engagement in learning
Theme 1: Student Success through Engagement in Learning

Key Points:

1)Rise in graduation rates since 2000

2)Rise in graduation rates since 2000

3)Rise in graduation rates since 2000

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Theme 1: Student Success through Engagement in Learning

Other key points:

1)Improved advising

2)New GE

3)Academic First Year Experiences

4)Assessment (University, college, department, co-curricular)

5)Policy changes (high unit seniors, financial aid, etc.)

in preparation for the wasc visit you should
In preparation for the WASC visit you should:

1)Read at least one section of the EER report,available at http://www.csun.edu/~instrsch/wasc/index.html

2)Go to the IR website and look at your program data

3)Read the last program reviewfor your department/unit.

4)Be able to talk about assessment in your area, especially your use of results (making change, closing the loop)

5)Ask your faculty and key staff to do the same.

And, after you do all of the above:

Attend the Faculty Open Forum Th, 9/15, 1:15-2.

the visit
The Visit

There is a special confidential email account:wascf11csun@yahoo.com

Anyone can send information, opinion and messages. No one at CSUN EVER sees these emails.

mary kay tetreault
Mary Kay Tetreault

Provost Emerita, Portland State University

Interested in Institutional Planning, Faculty, Academic Culture, Support for scholarship, creative activity, service, diversity

Previous: Portland State University, Provost, 1999-2004

Cal State, Fullerton, VP for Academic Affairs, 1993-1998

CSUN, Interim Dean of COE

Cal State, Fullerton, Dean and Professor, 1987-1993

jillian kinzie
Jillian Kinzie

Associate Director, Center for Postsecondary Research & NSSE Institute

coordinates the NSSE Institute project activities.

PhD is from Indiana University in higher education with a minor in women's studies.

Coordinated the master's program in higher education and student affairs from 2000-2002.

mark pavelchak
Mark Pavelchak

Director of Institutional Title Research, CSULA

Interested in Student Success, Institutional Planning, Enrollment management, admissions, marketing, co-curricular learning, civic engagement, learning support, General Education

PhD University of Pittsburgh 1985 Social/personality Psychology

Previous: USC, Academic Information Officer, Office of the Vice President, Admissions & Planning, to June 2011

Director of Student Outcomes Research,1999 to 2005

mary kittleson kirlin
Mary KittlesonKirlin

Associate Professor, Department of Public Policy and Administration, CSU Sacramento.

Interested in Institutional Planning, Governance, Faculty Leadership, Co-curricular learning, civic engagement, learning support,

Faculty Roles/Rewards

Previous: Assistant Professor Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis 1998-2003

Chief of Staff, CA State Superintendent of Schools 1994-1998