ERIC Number: ED400027
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
New Mexico State University at Carlsbad Report, Book Two: General Institutional Requirements Criteria--College Progress '92-'95.
Cowen, Sonia S., Ed.
Prepared as Book Two of a focused evaluation report submitted to the North Central Association (NCA), this document describes the characteristics and activities of New Mexico State University's two-year branch campus at Carlsbad (NMSU-C) that fulfill the NCA's general institutional requirements and five criteria for accreditation. First, descriptions and supporting data are provided showing NMSU-C's fulfillment of 24 general requirements in the areas of mission, authorization, governance, faculty, educational programs, finances, and the public dissemination of information. Next, narratives are presented describing the college's fulfillment of the following five criteria: (1) a clear and publicly stated institutional purpose consistent with the institutional mission and appropriate to an institution of higher education; (2) the effective organization of human, financial, and physical resources; (3) evidence of the accomplishment of the institution's educational and other purposes; (4) evidence that the institution can continue to accomplish its purposes and strengthen its effectiveness; and (5) demonstration of integrity in institutional practices and relationships. Information on institutional progress since a 1992 NCA report is then presented as of 1995, detailing improvements made in the areas of student services, NMSU-C's library and media center, the bookstore, the operations of NMSU-C's Learning Assistance Center, and community service and continuing education programs. Six initiatives to improve academic administration are then reviewed and changes in academic programs since 1992 are highlighted. NCA Basic Institutional Data forms A through G, providing data for 1992-93 to 1994-95, are attached. (AJL)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), College Planning, Community Colleges, Educational Improvement, Evaluation Criteria, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Mission, Multicampus Colleges, Organizational Objectives, Program Improvement, School Effectiveness, Standards, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Univ., Carlsbad.