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					Working Draft - Accreditation Themes, Objectives, and Indicators                                                                                 August 9, 2010

Theme                                          Educate: undergraduate and graduate students

OBJECTIVE                                                                    INDICATORS
  1. Academic programs meet disciplinary standards for learning              Recommendations to continue without change, continue with change, or discontinue
     outcomes.                                                               from most recent internal program review process including student learning
                                                                             outcomes. For those programs with specialized accreditation, the recommendations,
                                                                             commendations and concerns of the most recent review will be included.
                                                                             Scores or pass rates on programmatic state or national exams (FE exam, ETS Major
                                                                             Field Tests (mathematics, computer science, accounting, business administration,
                                                                             economics) AAS competency tests, Social Work Areas Concentration Test,
                                                                             Chemistry diagnostic Test, Federal Aviation Association Exam and Airman’s Exam,
                                                                             National Center for Construction Education and Research Assessment, Dental
                                                                             Assistant National Board Exam, National Western Examining Board Exam (Dental
                                                                             Hygiene), State of Alaska Emergency Medical Technician I and II Certification
                                                                             Exams, Law Enforcement Academy Exam, Certified Medical Assistant Exam, and
                                                                             Occupational Health Safety Technologist Exam, Praxis I and II exams (education)
   2. Degree-seeking students persist in their programs and graduate         First-time degree seeking student first year retention rates by degree type are equal
                                                                             to or higher than 2000-01 (break down report by preparation level; ACT<18, 18-22,
                                                                             23+ and AK Scholars)
                                                                             Graduation rates by degree type are equal to or higher than 2000-01 – use national
                                                                             standards for time periods (4,6,8 & 10 for baccalaureate, 2,3,4, & 6 for associates,
                                                                             2,3,&4 for masters, 4, 6, 8, 10 years PhD)
                                                                             Percentage of UAF students graduating elsewhere by degree type from National
                                                                             Clearing House
                                                                             Percentage of UAF graduates responding satisfied or very satisfied with their overall
                                                                             academic experience (or overall education or intellectual growth) on the UA
                                                                             graduate survey. See page 7 at the following URL:
                                                                             http://www.alaska.edu/studentservices/Student/careerservices/2009_grad_survey.pdf
                                                                             Academically underprepared undergraduate degree-seeking students become
                                                                             qualified for successful entry and completion of collegiate level coursework as
                                                                             measured by the percentage of degree seeking students with ACT score <23 who
                                                                             complete DEVM 105 and students with ACT score <18 who complete ENGL 070
                                                                             during first year of enrollment.
   3. Associate of Arts and Baccalaureate graduates have the foundation      Direct evidence of student learning: Results from implementation of ETS
      of skills and knowledge that prepares them for further study, future   Proficiency Profile as part of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’
      employment, and to meet the demands of life in the 21st century.       Voluntary System of Accountability used to assess value added in the areas of
                                                                             reading, writing, critical thinking and mathematics. Additional subscores in
                                                                             humanities, social sciences and natural sciences provide instructional feedback
                                                                             mechanisms for improving teaching and learning.
                                                                             Indirect evidence of student learning: National Survey of Student Engagement &
Working Draft - Accreditation Themes, Objectives, and Indicators                                                                           August 9, 2010

                                                                         Community College Survey of Student Engagement responses on broad education,
                                                                         writing, speaking, thinking, quantitative problems, learning on your own
                                                                         Percentage of graduates completing further programs at UAF or another institution
                                                                         in 4 years using National Clearing House.

                                                                         Percentage of UAF graduates indicating additional graduate or professional study
                                                                         when asked “Which of the following is currently your primary activity?” in the UA
                                                                         graduate survey.
   4. Master’s and Ph.D. students master a subject area and/or advance   Employment placement of recent master’s and Ph.D. graduates reported in annual
      knowledge                                                          unit plans
                                                                         Percentage of masters graduates pursuing Ph.D. program reported in annual unit
                                                                         plans.
   5. Engage baccalaureate students in broader educational experiences   Percentage of UAF students indicating they participated in at least one student
      through extracurricular and co-curricular activities               activity while they were attending UA as recorded in the UA graduation survey. See
                                                                         page 11 at the following URL:
                                                                         http://www.alaska.edu/studentservices/Student/careerservices/2009_grad_survey.pdf

                                                                         Number of students living in residence at all campuses relative to capacity
                                                                         National Survey of Student Engagement – enriching educational experiences and
                                                                         supportive campus environment benchmarks are within 0.2 effect size with our
                                                                         selected peers
Working Draft - Accreditation Themes, Objectives, and Indicators                                                                                 August 9, 2010

Theme          Discover: Through Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity including an Emphasis on the North and its Peoples

OBJECTIVE                                                                    INDICATORS
  1. Conduct and disseminate basic and applied research                      *Number of peer-reviewed journal publications, book chapters and books/FTE
                                                                             (as listed in faculty Annual Activities Report section 4.1) by faculty with
                                                                             research, scholarly and creative workloads. Numbers of these publications and
                                                                             the FTE in research, scholarly and creative workloads will be summarized and
                                                                             reported by each college/school/institute/CES/MAP/Library by faculty
                                                                             workload category (0%, 1-33%, 34-67%, 67-100%) in annual unit plans.
                                                                             Research expenditures by year – Table 5.07 UA in Review (PBB)
                                                                             Number of Alaska-related research publications from M&M report
   2. Exhibit, perform and publish creative works                            Number of creative exhibitions, performances and publications (poetry, creative
                                                                             writing) at the state, national and international level (as defined in unit criteria)
                                                                             by invitational solo/invitational group/juried group
                                                                             exhibition/conducting/performance/FTE (as listed in faculty Annual Activities
                                                                             Report section 4.3) by faculty with research, scholarly and creative workloads
                                                                             in the fine and performing arts. Numbers of these creative activities and the
                                                                             FTE in research, scholarly and creative workloads will be summarized and
                                                                             reported by college/school/ by faculty workload category (0%, 1-33%, 34-67%,
                                                                             67-100%) in annual unit plans.
   3. Engage graduate and baccalaureate students in research, scholarship,   Percentage of graduating baccalaureate students who have completed (A,B,C,D,
      and creative activity.                                                 P) 498 or 499 (research/thesis/honors project).
                                                                             Number of independently reviewed undergraduate and graduate student
                                                                             research and creative products (including articles and other publications, and
                                                                             juried shows and performances).
                                                                             Percentage of baccalaureate students responding positively on the NSSE
                                                                             question: “Work on a research project with a faculty member outside of course
                                                                             or program”
   4. Demonstrate leadership in research and artistic expression             Number of peer-reviewed journal publications, book chapters or books with at
                                                                             least 10 citations by current faculty in IARC, GI, IAB, and SFOS
                                                                             Percentage of faculty with national or international board or professional
                                                                             association representation
                                                                             Percentage of fine arts faculty recognized as juror's choice, media, category
                                                                             choice e.g., ceramics-1st place, or honorable mention at a national or
                                                                             international event annually.
Working Draft - Accreditation Themes, Objectives, and Indicators                                                                             August 9, 2010

Theme                                          Prepare: Alaska’s Career, Technical, and Professional Workforce

OBJECTIVE                                                             INDICATORS
  1. Prepare students for jobs in Alaska                              Number of Alaska Department of Labor High demand job area program graduates
                                                                      (Table 2.11 UA in Review) as defined in UA Statewide Table given at
                                                                      http://www.alaska.edu/swbir/performance/metrics/MetricDetail/HDJTable1.pdf
                                                                      (PBB)
                                                                      Percentage of UAF graduates employed as recorded in the UA graduate survey. See last
                                                                      7 pages at the following URL:
                                                                      http://www.alaska.edu/studentservices/Student/careerservices/2009_grad_survey.pdf
                                                                      List of new occupational endorsement, certificate and degree programs, enrollment (in
                                                                      previous 1-4 years) and number of graduates (in previous 5-7 years) designed to meet
                                                                      local employment demands – do not include programs in the HDJA list above.
                                                                      Percentage of UAF graduates satisfied or very satisfied with their preparation for their
                                                                      career as recorded in the UA graduate survey. See last 7 pages at the following URL:
                                                                      http://www.alaska.edu/studentservices/Student/careerservices/2009_grad_survey.pdf
   2. Prepare secondary students for post secondary career pathways   Number of students completing tech prep programs with school districts
                                                                      Number of formal agreements with regional training centers and apprenticeship
                                                                      programs – secondary indicator not primary
   3. Provide Alaskans opportunities to update their job skills       CEU completions
                                                                      500 level completions
                                                                      Occupational endorsement completions
Working Draft - Accreditation Themes, Objectives, and Indicators                                                                            August 9, 2010

Theme                   Connect: Alaska Native, Rural, and Urban Communities through Contemporary and Traditional Knowledge

OBJECTIVE                                                                    INDICATORS
1. Partner with Alaska communities on issues of mutual interest              Number of formalized (current and active MOA/MOU) partnerships with CES,
                                                                             MAP, Library, and CRCD. Do not include those related to tech-prep or
                                                                             apprenticeship programs as those are included under Prepare.
                                                                             List of partners providing funding (including in-kind?) and their contributions
                                                                             Number of peer-reviewed journal publications, book chapters, books, and
                                                                             creative products identified in annual unit plans indicating the project was
                                                                             collaborative with Alaska Native or rural groups and/or incorporated
                                                                             traditional knowledge
2. Provide higher education access for Alaska Native and Rural populations   Alaska Native and rural student enrollments by campus
                                                                             Number of Alaska Native and rural (based on high school district) student
                                                                             graduates by certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master and PhD.
                                                                             Headcount and student credit hour completions for distance and technology
                                                                             delivered courses (break down by location - rural (where they are now) vs
                                                                             urban)
3.Engage students in learning about Alaska Native language and culture and   Numbers of graduates in Alaska Native Studies B.A., Alaska Native
rural development                                                            Languages (Yup'ik B.A. and Inupiaq B.A.), Indigenous Ph.D., Native
                                                                             Language Education A.A.S, Cert., Rural Development B.A., M.A., Rural
                                                                             Human Services Cert., Tribal Management A.A.S., Cert., Yup'ik Language
                                                                             and Culture B.A., Yup'ik Proficiency A.A.S., Cert.
                                                                             Headcount and student credit hour completion for DANRD, ANS, ANL, AK
                                                                             Native Art, AK Native Dance
Working Draft - Accreditation Themes, Objectives, and Indicators                                                                              August 9, 2010

Theme                          Engage: Alaskans via Lifelong Learning, Outreach, and Community and Economic Development

OBJECTIVE                                              INDICATORS
  1. Engage Alaskans in lifelong learning               Non-credit metric – Table 1.24a in UA in Review (PBB)
                                                       List of non-credit and non-CEU workshops and numbers of participants in continuing education activities
                                                       for those not entered into Banner (does not include youth programs – see below)
                                                       Headcount of general interest students (non degree seeking students minus certain groups
                                                       Credits completions in RECR
   2. Disseminate research based knowledge in a        Number of UA Press publications purchased annually
      usable form and engage the public in defining    Number of CES/ Sea Grant (includes MAP) publications distributed (accessed online and sold) annually
      priorities                                       Number of in-person and phone inquires/consultations provided by Sea Grant (includes MAP) and CES
                                                       annually
                                                       Dana suggests deleting this to reduce the total number of indicators we have to report
                                                       Number of subscriptions to Aurora, Agroborealis and Frontiers
   3. Promote positive youth development               Participant numbers for the following indicator programs:
                                                             4-H (unduplicated)
                                                             Summer Music and Visual Arts Academies
                                                             Alaska Summer Research Academy
                                                             Rural Alaska Honors Institute
                                                             TRIO youth programs (Talent Search, Upward Bound)
   4. Demonstrate leadership and partnership in the    Number of public /private partnerships between UAF and private companies
       growth and diversification of local and State   Number of ongoing economic development activities? Measurable impact?
       economies.                                      Number of new businesses created with UAF research results and/or by UAF alumni
   Indicators suggested by Bob Schefchik.
   5. Engage the community in cultural, athletic       Attendance at the following indicator events/venues/users annually:
       and intellectual activities                          Summer Arts Festival Participation Numbers j
                                                            Annual Athletic Events Attendance
                                                            Annual Museum Attendance
                                                            Annual Symphony Attendance
                                                            Annual Theatre Attendance
                                                            Number of registered public users at the Library
                                                            KUAC membership

				
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