ERIC Number: ED476564
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
A Collection of Papers on Self-Study and Institutional Improvement, 2003. Volume 4: The Self-Study Process for Commission Evaluation. 2003 Edition.
Van Kollenburg, Susan E., Ed.
Papers in this collection were prepared for the annual meeting of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. This volume contains papers related to the self-study process for Commission evaluation. Papers in chapters 1, "Self-Study and Commission Evaluation: Coordinating the Self-Study," are: (1) "Initiating the Self-Study Process: Practical Suggestions" (Marilyn Nelson Carroll); (2) "On Herding Ducks: Ways To Keep a Big Project Going without Being the Gunslinger" (J. Thomas Howald); (3) "Initiating the Self-Study Process: Planning for Success" (Thomas Botzman and Carol Canavan); (4) "Self-Study in a Small, Single-Purpose Institution" (Kay Luft); (5) "'The Importance of Being Earnest" and "The Color Purple": Purpose and Structure in the Self-Study Process" (Michael L. Banks, Jacqueline Gray, and Karen Jones); (6) "Only 120 Days Remain, the Clock Is Ticking" (Dunn T. Faires); (7) "Preparing Trustees, Faculty, Staff, and Students for the Team Visit" (David McFadden and Mary Lahman); and (8) "The Eight Weeks Prior to the Higher Learning Commission Visit" (Kelly K. Brinkman and William L. Ramsey). Chapter 2, "Self-Study and Commission Evaluation: Practical Advice," contains: (9) "Deciding How To Approach the Self-Study: Three Campuses, Three Choices" (Gil Atnip, Marilyn Vasquez, and Susan Kahn); (10) "Utilizing Online Course Software To Prepare a Higher Learning Commission Self-Study" (Donna L. Askins); (11) "What Did and Did Not Work during the Self-Study Process" (Terri Wenzlaff); (12) "Sustaining Communication and Involvement throughout the Self-Study" (Paula M. Glover and Kristin B. Wilson); (13) "Obtaining Complete Campus Participation: A Strategy for Self-Study" (James C. Foster); (14) "Engaging in Accreditation: Using Staff Development To Achieve Total Participation" (Randall Van Wagoner and Sharon Cole Hoffman); (15) "Preparing for the Visit While Focusing on Institutional Improvement" (Sherril Hoel and Peggy Simpson); (16) "Continuity, Coordination, and Change: Planning, Assessment, and Higher Learning Commission/NCATE Reviews" (Elizabeth H. Davis and Suzanne Jessup); (17) "Data, Data, Data! How To Collect What You Need" (David Cook and Carol Nelson); (18) "An Employee Satisfaction Survey Designed for Accreditation Self-Study" (Mary Ellen Wacker and Robert E. Dunker); (19) "The Ingredients for Preparing a High-Quality Self-Study Report" (Donald Bennion and Michael Harris); (20) "Lessons Learned from Years of Reviewing Self-Study Reports: Advice on Writing and Editing the Self-Study" (Norma C. Noonan and Kathryn Heltne Swanson); and (21) "Strategies for Developing a Comprehensive Resource Book" (Shanna Legleiter, Jackie Elliot, and Cathie Oshiro). Chapter 3, "From the Eligibility Process through Initial Affiliation," contains: (22) "From PIF to Initial Accreditation: A Case Study" (Laurie Pemberton and Gil Linne). Many chapters contain references. (SLD)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Strategic Planning
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Chicago, IL. Higher Learning Commission.