ERIC Number: ED224514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep-1
Educating to Serve. A Self Study of Ohio Valley College.
Aebi, Charles J.
This self-study accreditation report assesses the achievement of the objectives of Ohio Valley College (OVC), an independent liberal arts college with a strong emphasis on promoting Christian spiritual values. After chapter 1 provides descriptive and historical data about the school and its accreditation, chapter 2 defines the educational task and objectives of OVC. Chapter 3 offers a profile of the OVC student body, a review of spiritual-emphasis activities on and off campus, a description of extracurricular activities, and a discussion of campus residential life. After chapter 4 provides an overview of OVC's instructional program and faculty characteristics, chapter 5 describes the organization and management of the school in terms of the board of trustees, administrative and organizational relationships, and committee and student input. Chapter 6 is devoted to OVC's supporting resources, such as plant and equipment, library, supporting constituency, and financial resources. Chapter 7 presents the results of the 1981 alumni survey, looking at graduates' academic and employment success, spiritual dedication and values, and support of OVC. In chapter 8, data are presented showing student achievement and community service outcomes. Chapters 9 and 10 provide evidence of the college's ability to accomplish its objectives in the future, assessing its strengths and weaknesses and providing enrollment, personnel, and financial projections. Self-study forms are appended. (AYC)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Church Related Colleges, College Administration, College Faculty, College Graduates, College Students, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Evaluation, Organizational Objectives, Private Colleges, Questionnaires, Religious Education, Self Evaluation (Groups)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio Valley Coll., Parkersburg, WV.
Note: Submitted to the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.