ERIC Number: ED400026
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
New Mexico State University at Carlsbad Report, Book One: Focus Visit.
Cowen, Sonia S., Ed.
Prepared as Book One of a focused evaluation report submitted to the North Central Association (NCA), this document describes activities undertaken by New Mexico State University's two-year branch campus at Carlsbad to respond to concerns and suggestions from a 1992 NCA site visit. Following introductory materials on the process used to prepare the evaluation, actions taken to address 21 NCA concerns are described, including concerns related to the failure of the college mission to play an adequate role in planning; an unclear relationship between the state and local boards; a perceived lack of autonomy at the local level, hampering institutional effectiveness; the existence of course syllabi that do not reflect the development levels expected of postsecondary education; unstructured and voluntary faculty responsibilities for academic advisement; the lack of a comprehensive plan to attract students; the need to link program assessment more directly into the planning and budgeting processes; the lack of concrete data collection on entering students' goals and skills; and occupational and transfer program reviews that do not follow standard processes. College responses are then provided for 10 NCA suggestions, including the following: the college mission statement and purposes should be formally reviewed, the college should develop better documentation of teacher effectiveness; a standard form for course syllabi should be considered; more student counseling should be provided; the registration process should be more responsive; and professional development should be enhanced. (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Univ., Carlsbad.