ERIC Number: ED186461
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Handbook for Institutional Self-Study.
Commission on Higher Education, Philadelphia, PA. Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Colleges and universities seeking accreditation by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association must conduct a formal self-study, prior to the evaluation visit by a team from member institutions. Typically a year-long process, the self-study should involve students, faculty, administration, governing board, and community. Although usually comprehensive, this evaluation may emphasize certain personnel, teaching methods, research programs, and so on. After a preliminary visit from a Middle States Representative, the institution should define topics for detailed study, establish a steering committee, establish and monitor progress of work groups, and compile their work into a final report which should be sent to each evaluation team member four to six weeks before their visit. A hypothetical comprehensive self-study is outlined according to recommended topics for detailed study: goals and objectives; outcomes; curriculum; admissions policy and counseling services; faculty; instruction; resources (buidlings, equipment, funds); and organization, governance and financial policy. (CP)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), College Administration, College Curriculum, College Faculty, College Instruction, Educational Objectives, Educational Resources, Financial Policy, Higher Education, Observation, Outcomes of Education, Self Evaluation (Groups), Student Characteristics
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Higher Education, Philadelphia, PA. Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.