ERIC Number: ED274398
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Mar-23
Reference Count: 0
Challenges of Conducting a Self-Study Process: Small Two-Year Institutions.
Weeks, Richard G., Jr.
A description is provided of the accreditation self-study process employed by Northwest Community College (NCC), along with a copy of the final self-study report. First, information is presented on how the current college organizational structure was used to conduct the self-study, including explanations of the role of the President's Advisory Committee as the steering committee for the study; and of the college's basic planning and budgeting units, standing committees, and administrators. Problems such as the heavy demands on the time of faculty members and difficulties meeting the schedule for completion of the self-study are discussed, along with the advantages for small colleges of using existing organizational structures rather than creating special self-study committees. Charts illustrating roles and responsibilities are also included. The bulk of the document consists of the self-study report which includes information on NCC's mission and goals, programs of instruction, students and student services, faculty, instructional support services, financial resources, physical facilities, community resources, and institutional dynamics. The report's numerous appendices include follow-up information on NCC graduates, and findings from a transfer comparison study, occupational student follow-up, and a student needs survey. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Northwest Community Coll., Powell, WY.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (91st, Chicago, IL, March 23-26, 1986).