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ERIC Number: ED421202
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 8
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When the Self-Study Document Is Complete...A Logical Approach to the Team Resource Room Using the Quick Referencing Form.
Lewis, Carol Swain
Three Rivers Community College (TRCC) in Missouri began its self-study process in January of 1995. Within the next two and a half years, when the comprehensive evaluation visit took place, the steering committee, the coordinator, and the vice president/dean of academic affairs produced a self-study that gained continued accreditation for TRCC and ensured that the college would remain a vital component of the community it serves. This paper documents the self-study process, from its inception, through its organization and refinement, to the completion of the self-study report. A preliminary outline for the TRCC self-study was developed before the first steering committee meeting, and this outline served as the means by which subcommittees were organized. This initial outline also provided a kind of"North Star" that guided the self-study. As the steering committee achieved more sophisticated levels of understanding of the process, and of various aspects of the workings of the institution, the document was refined, reflecting this awareness. Guidelines by the North Central Association on preparing a self-study document proved invaluable to the TRCC project, particularly the Patterns of Evidence, and TRCC developed its own "Quick Reference Forms" that preceded each chapter in the document. (EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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