ERIC Number: ED436993
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Report to New England Association of Schools & Colleges, Inc.
Keene State Coll., NH.
This report was submitted by Keene State College in response to the New England Association of Schools and Colleges' request for an update on Keene State College's progress in a number of areas. The college reports that it is pursuing both large-scale and focused planning activities using information that assesses institutional effectiveness. Assessment of learning outcomes is occurring or being planned in curricular and co-curricular areas. The college has increased the number of tenure-track faculty and developed processes that ensure that new faculty members are placed in disciplines with enrollment and programmatic needs. The school is also providing all academic disciplines with a consistent set of reports on programs and faculty workload on an annual basis. It has re-instituted its academic program review cycle, where the Senate Academic Overview Committee reviews all programs on a 7 year basis. A top priority at Keene State College is managing course offerings for students. As part of the school efforts, the academic deans are more closely involved in reviewing course demands, staffing configurations, and enrollment needs. Despite these efforts, there are still complaints from students that they cannot get the courses they want. However, the senior survey, administered to graduating seniors, does not indicate that students perceive course availability to be an impediment. The college plans to become more evidence-driven in its assessment of course availability in order to understand fully student needs and expectations. In addition to monitoring course availability, the school continues to pursue diversity goals. It has made modest gains in recruiting minority students and addressing campus climate and awareness yet has made significant gains in recruiting women faculty to the campus. (AA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Keene State Coll., NH.