ERIC Number: ED452759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
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)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Distance Education, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Nontraditional Education, Peer Evaluation, Planning, Self Evaluation (Groups)
Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Tel: 215-662-5606; Fax: 215-662-5501; Web site: http:/www.msache.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Philadelphia, PA.