ERIC Number: ED356712
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
A Collection of Papers on Self-Study and Institutional Improvement, 1993.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Chicago, IL. Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
This publication contains 46 papers on self-study and improvement in institutions of higher education, particularly those institutions associated with the North Central Association of Colleges. The papers are grouped under six topic headings. The two papers in Chapter I, "Seeking Initial Affiliation with the Commission," describe experiences of representatives of institutions moving from candidacy to accreditation. Chapter II offers a significant number of papers on the role and responsibilities of the self-study coordinator from a wide variety of institutions. Chapter III, "Preparing for a Focused Evaluation," includes one institution's approach to an evaluation mandated by the Commission and another's preparation for an evaluation. Chapter IV, "Learning from the Present," includes a diverse array of papers addressing important current concerns, including applying principles of Total Quality Management to the development of institutional statements of vision, mission, and purposes; program planning and review; attrition and retention; general education; academic accountability for student athletes; a social justice model for higher education; developing leadership potential for women leaders; a cultural diversity plan; establishing an all-college senate; and building constructive relationships through bargaining. The papers in Chapter V, "Envisioning the Future," offer insights into programs involving computer conference courses and online education, distance learning by computer, community education through access cable television, and contractually offered courses. Chapter VI, "Using Assessment as the Bridge," includes papers describing innovative assessment strategies from a variety of institutions. (JB)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Colleges, Educational Assessment, Eligibility, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Evaluation, Institutional Mission, Long Range Planning, Program Improvement, Self Evaluation (Groups), Standards, Total Quality Management
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, North Central Association, 159 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60601 ($12).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Authoring Institution: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Chicago, IL. Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.