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ERIC Number: ED452759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 51
Abstractor: N/A
Designs for Excellence: Handbook for Institutional Self-Study. Seventh Edition.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Philadelphia, PA.
This self-study handbook focuses on: (1) "Self-Study and Peer Review" (including the role of "Characteristics of Excellence in Higher Education," the Middle States Commission on Higher Education's statement of standards for accreditation); (2) "Models and Approaches to Self-Study" (the comprehensive model, the comprehensive with special emphasis model, the selected topics model, and the alternative self-study model); (3) "Planning and Organizing for Self-Study" (the self-study environment, early planning for self-study, the steering committee, planning questions, and contacts with Commission staff); (4) "Linking the Design and Self-Study to Commission Standards and External Requirements" (the starting point; students; faculty; administration and staff; governing board; the educational program; library and learning resources; financial resources, facilities, equipment, and other resources; catalogs, publications, and promotional materials; and other external requirements); (5) "Preparing and Submitting the Design" (elements of a self-study design and submitting the design); and (6) "Off-Campus Sites, Distance Learning, and Other Alternative Offerings" (branch campuses, additional locations, other instructional sites, distance education programs, study abroad, and non-degree programs). (SM)
Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Tel: 215-662-5606; Fax: 215-662-5501; Web site: http:/
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Philadelphia, PA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A