ERIC Number: ED382117
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
A Collection of Papers on Self-Study and Institutional Improvement 1995.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Chicago, IL. Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
This 11th publication of Annual Meeting papers presents 68 written materials related to invited speakers' oral presentations. The materials address issues of self-study and institutional improvement by institutions of higher education. Chapter 1, "From Self-Study to Site Visit: Case Studies," shares the experiences of a community college and a state university. Chapter 2, "The Role and Responsibilities of the Self-Study Coordinator," offers accounts by self-study coordinators on their experiences. Chapter 3, "Self-Study and Evaluation: Practical Advice," provides concrete suggestions on creating an effective resource room and using steering committees and technology in the self-study process. Chapter 4, "Coordinating Special Types of Visits," reports the experiences of institutions moving from candidacy to accreditation and undergoing focused visits. The next five chapters address various criteria of the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Chapter 5 includes observations on the challenges of mergers, acquisitions, and other forms of restructuring higher education. Chapter 6 presents papers which offer new perspectives on general education. The papers of Chapter 7 consider challenges in assessing academic achievement. Chapter 8 has papers demonstrating the value of self-study as a tool for institutional planning and improvement. Chapter 9 reports the productive experiences of institutions addressing the criterion of institutional integrity. Chapters 10 and 11 describe creative institutional relationships developed among each other and with other organizations. Chapter 12 reports on institutional experiences in implementing technology and distance education. (DB)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), College Administration, College Planning, Colleges, Educational Improvement, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Institutional Research, Partnerships in Education, Self Evaluation (Groups), Standards
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General
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Authoring Institution: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Chicago, IL. Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.