ERIC Number: ED471894
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
A Collection of Papers on Self-Study and Institutional Improvement. 1999 Edition.
Van Kollenburg, Susan E., Ed.
This collection contains 88 papers or summaries presented at a 1999 conference on self-study and institutional improvement for institutions of higher education. Papers are grouped into these chapters (with sample topics in parentheses): (1) "Quality Improvement Programs and Their Connection to the Accreditation Process" (self-study; accreditation); (2) "Connecting the Disconnects: Technology and Distance Education" (distance education delivery systems; Web-based and computer technology); (3) "Connecting the Disconnects: International Education" (networks; international education); (4) "Connecting with Other Institutions and Industry" (collaboration; credit transfer); (5) "Connecting the Disconnects: Faculty Development/Changing Roles of Faculty" (mentoring; professional development); (6) "Institutional Integrity" (faculty cultural diversity; online partnerships); (7) "General Education" (general education models and curricula); (8) "Assessment of Student Academic Achievement" (student evaluation); (9) "Program Review" (program evaluation); (10) "Special Challenges: Making Connections in Special Institutional Contexts" (governance; educational change); (11) "Coordinating the Self-Study Process" (accreditation; institutional assessment); (12) "Self-Study and Evaluation: Practical Advice" (evaluation methods); (13) "Preparing for a Focused Visit" (site visits); and (14) "Seeking Initial Affiliation through Initial Accreditation" (preparing for accreditation). Most papers contain references. (SLD)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), College Faculty, Distance Education, Educational Improvement, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Outcomes of Education, Partnerships in Education, Professional Development, Program Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Groups)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Chicago, IL. Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
Note: Prepared for the program of the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education at the Annual Meeting of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (104th, Chicago, IL, April 10-13, 1999). For the 1997 collection, see ED 408 880. For the 2000 collection, se HE 035 308.