ERIC Number: ED438861
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Kirkwood Community College Self-Study.
Kirkwood Community Coll., Cedar Rapids, IA.
This self-study, conducted as part of the Kirkwood Community College's accreditation process, begins with responses to the concerns of the 1989 North Central Association (NCA) consultant-evaluators' report (which expressed concern about the adequacy of the Kirkwood fund balance, the level of support for institutional research, and the library's capacity to keep up with enrollment growth) and to the 24 NCA General Institutional Requirements. The five central chapters of this report focus on each of the five NCA criteria for accreditation: (1) mission and purposes; (2) resources; (3) accomplishment of purposes; (4) advancement; and (5) institutional integrity. In summary, this 1999 Kirkwood Community College Self-Study has demonstrated that the college satisfies all of the General Institutional Requirements for accreditation and that it fulfills each of the five criteria for re-accreditation: (1) the college has clear and publicly stated goals and purposes; (2) the college has effectively organized human, financial, physical, and technological resources in order to accomplish its purposes; (3) the college is accomplishing its educational and other purposes; (4) the college has provided evidence that it can continue to accomplish its purposes and strengthen its educational effectiveness; and (5) it has demonstrated integrity within the organization, with students, and with external constituents. Appendices include Basic Institutional Data Forms and other resources referred to in the five chapters. (VWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kirkwood Community Coll., Cedar Rapids, IA.