MIDDLE STATES SELF-STUDY STANDARDS AND FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS FIRST-YEAR GENERAL STANDARD FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS DIVERSITY SCIENCES EXPERIENCE COMPLIANCE *1 Mission, Goals & Objectives clearly defined mission, goals, & objectives that X X X X guide faculty, admin, staff & governing bodies in making deicions related to planning, resource allocation, program & curriculum development, and definition of program outcomes; X X X X include support of scholarly & crative activity, at levels and of the kinds appropriate to the institution's purposes and character X X X? X are developed through collaborative participation by those who facilitate or are otherwise responsible for institutional improvement & developments X X X X are formal approved, publicized and widely known by the institution's members X X X X mission, goals and objectives that relate to external as well as internal contexts and constituencies ? X institutional goals and objectives that are consistent with mission X X X X goals and objectives that focus on student learning, other outcomes, and institutional improvement X X X X Planning, Resource Allocation, and *2 Institional Renewal clearly stated goals and objectives, both institution-wide and for individual operational units, used for planning and resource allocation at the institutional unit levels X X X X planning and improvement processes that are clearly communicated, provide for constituent participation, and incorporate the use of assessment results X X X X objectives for improvement that are clearly stated, reflect conclusions drawn from assessment results, and are linked to mission and goal achievement, both institution-wide and for individual units X X X X 8/13/2010 1 MIDDLE STATES SELF-STUDY STANDARDS AND FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS FIRST-YEAR GENERAL STANDARD FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS DIVERSITY SCIENCES EXPERIENCE COMPLIANCE well defined decision-making processes and authority that facilitates planning and renewal X X X X the assignment of responsibility for improvements and assurance of accountability X X X X a record of institutional and unit improvement efforts X X X X periodic assessment of the effectiveness of planning, resource allocation, and institutional renewal processes X 3 Institutional Resources strategies to measure and assess the level of, and efficient utilization of, institutional resources required to support the institution's mission and goals X rational and consistent policies and procedures in place to determine allocatin of assets X an allocation approach that ensures adequate faculty, staff, and administration to support the institution's mission and outcomes expectations X X X X a budget process aligned with the institution's mission, goals, and strategic plan that provides for an annual budget and multi-year budget projecions for at least three-years, both institution-wide and among departments; utilizes planning and assessment documents' and addresses resource acquisition and allocation for the institution and any subsidiary, affiliated, or contracted educational organizations as well as for institutional systems as appropriate X a comprehensive facilities or infrastructure master plan and facilities/infrastructure life-cycle management plan, as appropriate to mission, and evidence of implementation; 8/13/2010 2 MIDDLE STATES SELF-STUDY STANDARDS AND FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS FIRST-YEAR GENERAL STANDARD FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS DIVERSITY SCIENCES EXPERIENCE COMPLIANCE recognition in the comprehensive plan that facilities, such as learning resources fundamental to all educational and research programs and libraries, are adequately supported and staffed to accomplish the institution's objectives for student learning, both on campuses and at a distance X X an educational and other equipment acquisition and replacement process and plan, including provision for current and future technology, as appropriate to the educational programs and support services, and evidence of implementation X X X adequate institutional controls to deal with financial, administrative and auxiliary operations, and rational and consistent policies and procedures in place to determine allocation of assets X an annual independent audit (institutional or system-wide), confirming financial responsibility, with evidence of follow-up on any concerns cited in the audit's accompanying management letter X periodic assessment of the effective and efficient use of institutional resources X 4 Leadership and Governance a well-defined system of collegial governance including written policies outlining governance responsibilities of administration and faculty and readily available to the campus community X written governing documents, such as a constitution, by-laws, enabling legislation, charter or other similar documents that: X delineate the governance structure and provide for collegial governance, the structure's composition, duties and responsibilities. In proprietary, corporate and similar types of institutions, a separate document may establish the duties and responsibilities of the governing body as well as the selection process X 8/13/2010 3 MIDDLE STATES SELF-STUDY STANDARDS AND FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS FIRST-YEAR GENERAL STANDARD FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS DIVERSITY SCIENCES EXPERIENCE COMPLIANCE assign authority and accountability for policy development and decision making, including a process for the involvement of appropriate institutional constituencies in policy development and decision making X provide for the selection process for governing body members X appropriate opportunity for student input regarding decisions that affect them X a governing body capable of reflecting constituent and public interest and of an appropriate size to fulfill all its responsibilities, and which includes members with sufficient expertise to assure that the body's fiduciary responsibilities can be fulfilled X a governing body not chaired by the chief executive officer X a governing body that certifies to the Commission that the institution is in compliance with the eligibility requirements, accreditation standards and policies of the Commission; describes itself in identical terms to all its accrediting agencies; communicates any changes in i s accredited status; and agrees to disclose information required by the Commission to carry out its accrediting responsibilities, including levels of governing body compensation, if any X a conflict of interest policy for the governing body (and fiduciary body members, if such a body exists), which addresses matters such as remuneration, contractual relationships, employment, family, financial or other interests that could pose conflicts of interest, and that assures that those interests are disclosed and that they do not interfere with the impartiality of governing body members or outweigh the greater duty to secure and ensure the academic and fiscal integrity of the institution X 8/13/2010 4 MIDDLE STATES SELF-STUDY STANDARDS AND FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS FIRST-YEAR GENERAL STANDARD FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS DIVERSITY SCIENCES EXPERIENCE COMPLIANCE a governing body that assists in generating resources needed to sustain and improve the institution X a process for orienting new members and providing continuing updates for current members of the governing body on the institution's mission, organization, and academic programs and objectives X a procedure in place for the periodic objective assessment of the governing body in meeting stated governing body objectives X a CEO, appointed by the governing board, with primary responsibliity to the instituiton X periodic assessment of the effectiveness of institutional leadership and governance X 5 Administration a chief executive whose primary responsibility is to lead the institution toward the achievement of its goals and with responsibility for administration of the institution X a chief executive with the combination of academic background, professional training, and/or other qualities appropriate to the institution's mission X administrative leaders with appropriate skills, degrees and training to carry out their responsibilities and functions X qualified staffing appropriate to the goals, type, size, and complexityof the institution X adequate information and decision-making systems to support the work of administrative leaders X clear documentation of the lines of organization and authority X perioidic assessment of the effectiveness of administrative structures and services X 8/13/2010 5 MIDDLE STATES SELF-STUDY STANDARDS AND FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS FIRST-YEAR GENERAL STANDARD FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS DIVERSITY SCIENCES EXPERIENCE COMPLIANCE X 6 Integrity fair and impartial processes, published and widely available, to address student grievances, such as alleged violations of institutional policies. The institution assures that student grievances are addressed promplty, appropriately, and equitably X fair and impartial practices in the hiring, evaluation and dismissal ofemployees X sound ethical practices and respect for individuals through its teaching, scholarship/research, service, and administrative practice, including the avoidance of conflict of interest or the appearance of such conflict in all its activities and among all its constituents X equitable and appropriately consistent treatment of constituencies, as evident in such areas as student discipline, student evaluatoin, grievance procedures, faculty promotion, tenure, retention and compensation, administrative review, curricular improvement, and institutional governance and management X a climate of academic inquiry and engagement supported by widely disseminated policies regarding academic and intellectual freedom X an institutional commitment to principles of protecting intellectural property rights X a climate that fosters respect among students, faculty, staff, and administration for a range of backgrounds, ideas, and perspectives X honesty and truthfulness in public relations announcements, advertisements, and recruiting and admissions materials X reasonable, continuing student access to paper or electronic catalogs X 8/13/2010 6 MIDDLE STATES SELF-STUDY STANDARDS AND FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS FIRST-YEAR GENERAL STANDARD FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS DIVERSITY SCIENCES EXPERIENCE COMPLIANCE when catalogs are available only electronically, the institution archives copies of the catalogs as sections or policies are updated X availability of factual information about the institution, such as the Middle States Commission on Higher Education annual data reporting, the self-study or periodic review report, the team report, and the Commission's action, accurately reported and made publicly available to the institution's community X institutional information provided in a manner that ensures student and public access, such as print, electronic, or video presentation X fulfillment of all applicable standards and reporting and other requirements of the Commission X periodic assessment of the integrity evidenced in institutional policies, processes, practices, and the manner in which these are implemented X 7 Institutional Assessment a written assessment plan and process that meet the following criteria X a foundation in the institution's mission, goals, and objectives X a periodic assessment of institutional effectiveness that addresses the total range of educational offerings, services, and processes, including planning, resource allocation, and institutional renewal processes; institutional resources; leadership and governance; administration; institutional integrity; and student learning outcomes X support and collaboration of faculty and administration X systematic and thorough use of multiple qualitative and/or quantitative measures, which maximize the use of existing data and information X evaluative approaches that yield results that are useful in institutional planning, resource allocation, and renewal X 8/13/2010 7 MIDDLE STATES SELF-STUDY STANDARDS AND FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS FIRST-YEAR GENERAL STANDARD FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS DIVERSITY SCIENCES EXPERIENCE COMPLIANCE realistic goals and a timetable, supported by appropriate investment of institutional resources X X X X periodic evaluation of the effectiveness and comprehensiveness of the institution's assessment plan X use of assessment results to improve and gain efficiencies in administrative services and processes, including activities specific to the institution's mission (e.g. service, outreach, research) X a written institutional (strategic) plan that reflects consideration of data from assessment X *8 Student Admissions admissions policies, developed and implemented, that support and reflect the mission of the institution X X X X admissions policies and criteria available to assist the prospective student in making informed decisions X X X X accurate and comprehensive information regarding academic programs, including any required placement or diagnostic testing X information on student learning outcomes available to prospective students ? accurate and comprehensive information, and advice where appropriate, regarding financial aid, scholarships, grants, loans, and refunds X published and implemented policies and procedures regarding transfer credit and credit for extra-institutional college level learning X X ongoing assessment of student success, including but not necessarily limited to retention, that evaluates the match between the attributes of admitted students and the institution's mission and programs X X X X 8/13/2010 8 MIDDLE STATES SELF-STUDY STANDARDS AND FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS FIRST-YEAR GENERAL STANDARD FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS DIVERSITY SCIENCES EXPERIENCE COMPLIANCE *9 Student Support Services a program of student support services appropriate to student strengths and needs, reflective of institutional mission, consistent with student learning expectations, and available regardless of place or method of delivery X X X X qualified professionals to supervise and provide the student support services and programs X X X procedures to address the varied spectrum of student academic and other needs, in a manner that is equitable, supportive, and sensitive, through direct service or referral X X X appropriate student advisement procedures and processes X X X X if offered, athletic programs that are regulated by the same academic fiscal, and administrative principles, norms and procedures that govern other institutional programs ? X reasonable procedures, widely disseminated, for equitably addressing student complaints or grievances X records of student complaints or grievances X policies and procedures, developed and implemented for safe and secure maintenance of student records X published and implemented policies for the release of student information X ongoing assessment of student support services and the utilization of assessment results for improvement X *10 Faculty 8/13/2010 9 MIDDLE STATES SELF-STUDY STANDARDS AND FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS FIRST-YEAR GENERAL STANDARD FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS DIVERSITY SCIENCES EXPERIENCE COMPLIANCE faculty and other professionals appropriately prepared and qualified for the positions they hold, with roles and responsibilities clearly defined, and sufficiently numerous to fulfill those roles appropriately X X X X educational curricula designed, maintained, and updated by faculty and other professionals who are academically prepared and qualified X X X X faculty and other professionals, including teaching assistants, who demonstrate excellence in teaching and other activities, and who demonstrate continued professional growth X X X X demonstrated institutional support for the advancement and development of faculty X X X X recognition of appropriate linkages among scholarship, teaching, student learning, research, and service X X X X published and implemented standards and procedures for all faculty and other professionals, for actions such as appointment, promotion, tenure, grievance, discipline and dismissal, based on principles of fairness with due regard for the rights of all persons X 8/13/2010 10 MIDDLE STATES SELF-STUDY STANDARDS AND FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS FIRST-YEAR GENERAL STANDARD FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS DIVERSITY SCIENCES EXPERIENCE COMPLIANCE carefully articulated, equitable, and implemented procedures and criteria for review of all individuals who have responsibility for the educational program of the institution X criteria for the appointment, supervision, and review of teaching effectiveness for part-time, adjunct, and other faculty consistent with those for full-time faculty X adherence to principles of academic freedom, within the context of institutional mission X *11 Educational Offerings educational offerings congruent with its mission, which include appropriate areas of academic study of sufficient content, breadth and length, and conducted at levels of rigor appropriate to the programs or degrees offered X X X X formal undergraduate, graduate, and/or professional programs - leading to a degree or other recognized higher education credential - designed ot foster a coherent student learning experience and to promote synthesis of learning X program goals that are stated in terms of student learning outcomes X X X X periodic evaluation of the effectiveness of any curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular experiences it provides its students and utilization of evaluation results as a basis for improving its student development program and for enabling studnets to understand their own educational progress X X X X learning resources, facilities, instructional equipment, library services, and professional library staff adequate to support the institution's educational programs X X X X 8/13/2010 11 MIDDLE STATES SELF-STUDY STANDARDS AND FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS FIRST-YEAR GENERAL STANDARD FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS DIVERSITY SCIENCES EXPERIENCE COMPLIANCE collaboration between professional library staff and faculty in teaching and fostering information literacy skills relevant to the curriculum X programs that promote student use of information and learning resources X provision of comparable quality of teaching/instruction, academic rogor, and educational effectiveness of its courses and programs regardless of the location or delivery mode X published and implemented policies and procedures regarding transfer credit. The acceptance or denial of transfer credit will not be determined exclusively on the basis of the accreditation of the sending instituiton or the mode of delivery but, rather, will consider course equivalencies, including expected learning outcomes, with those of the receiving institution's curricular and standards. Such criteria will be fair, consistently applied, and publicly communicated X X policies and procedures to assure that the educational expectations, rigor, and student learning within any accelerated programs are comparable to those that characterize more traditional program formats n/a consistent with the institution's educational programs and student cohorts, practices and policies that reflect the needs of adult learners X course syllabi that incorporate expected learning outcomes X X X X assessment of student learning and program outcomes relative to the goals and objectives of the undergraduate programs and the use of the results to improve studet learning and program effectiveness X X X X 8/13/2010 12 MIDDLE STATES SELF-STUDY STANDARDS AND FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS FIRST-YEAR GENERAL STANDARD FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS DIVERSITY SCIENCES EXPERIENCE COMPLIANCE *12 General Education a program of general education of sufficient scope to enahnce students' intellectual growth, and equivalent to at least 15 semester hours for associate degree programs and 30 semester hours for baccalaureate programs (An institution also may demonstrate how an alternative approach fulfills the intent of this fundamental element) X X X X a program of general education where the skills and abilities developed in general education are applied in the major or study in depth X X X X consistent with institutional mission, a program of general education that incorporates study of values, ethics, and diverse perspectives X ? X general education requirements assuring that, upon degree completion, students are proficient in oral and written communication, scientific and quantitative reasoning, technological capabilities appropriate to the discipline, and information literacy, which includes critical analysis and reasoning X general education requirements clearly and accurately described in official publications of the institution X assessment of general education outcomes within the institution's overall plan for assessing student learning, and evidence with such assessment results are utilized for curricular improvement X X X X 8/13/2010 13 MIDDLE STATES SELF-STUDY STANDARDS AND FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS FIRST-YEAR GENERAL STANDARD FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS DIVERSITY SCIENCES EXPERIENCE COMPLIANCE *13 Related Educational Activities systematic procedures for identifying students who are not fully prepared for college level study ? X X X X provision of or referral to relevant courses and support services for admitted underprepared students X X X X remedial or pre-collegiate level courses that do not carry academic degree credit X X X X See pages 41-49 for other types of learning a programs (certificate programs/experiential learning/non-credit offerings/branch campuses, additional locatoins & other instructional sites/distance or distributed/learning/contractual relationships and affiliated providers X *14 Assessment of Student Learning articulated expectations of student learning at various levels (institution, degree/program, course) that are consonant with the institution's mission and with the standards of higher education and of the relevant disciplines X X X X a plan that describes student learning assessment activities being undertaken by the institution, including the specific methods to be used to validate articulated student learning goals/objectives X X X X evidence that student learning assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning X X X X documented use of student learning assessment information as part of institutional assessment X X X X 8/13/2010 14 STANDARD POSSIBLE DOCUMENTATION NOTES *1 Mission, Goals & Objectives Need to show that there has been a consistent articulation of the mission, modifications that fine tune it, Mission Statement and current activity Ref. To Commission on the 90s Need to describe process Vision Statement from 90s Need to show that goals are consistent with mission History of Vision Statement Focus on student learning IPC Goals Tracking documents Current CEPP Statement IPC Planning documents Prior MSA reports on Planning Marketing Strategies -- Creative Thought Matters Planning, Resource Allocation, and *2 Institional Renewal IPC Activities related to planning, including the Distillation Report, Need to show that planning and budgeting processes the Strategic Plan, and are based on data collected through Assessment Plan evaluation/assessment processes Revised IPPC structure Show consistent self-evaluation efforts Key Indicators Fact Book data Committee reports Peer Analyses Campaign Planning documents Operational Reviews 3 Institutional Resources Audited Statements Physical Plant Inventories and evaluations of needed renovations Facilities Master Plan Renewal Plans Technology plan Description of budget process and link to Plan FPPC processes and description of how IPPC will take over responsibility for this Board priorities Science Planning Group -- equipment renewal proposals Hudson- Mohawk options Endowment management reports (BOT notes) 4 Leadership and Governance BOT Operating Guidelines and Membership Info Point out evidence of student input; role of SGA BOT Planning docs Organizational chart (high level) CFG reports (web) Doc of any reviews of effectiveness? Faculty Handbook Reports from any external reviewers? Committee Structures Final Report from Pres Search Comm Conflict of Interest policy statement New BOT members orientation Evals of Bd appointed Pres Staff members Board Retreat notes 5 Administration Organization Chart Resume for PG Search materials -- PG's statements Budget reports Vitae of Pres Staff members VP Admin Search documents IPC Planning document Program Reviews 6 Integrity May want o include information from Student Advising Handbook and Ethics of Scholarship plus web pages to Grievance processes indicate how we communicate these values to students Student Handbook HR hiring policies Afirmative Action policies HR Personnel Handbooks Faculty Handbook CAFR Operating Code Statements affirming academic freedom Policies re: PR Conflict of Interest policies Page 177 of Catalog On-Line Catalog Web Pages Annual Middle States reports 7 Institutional Assessment Strategic Plan Institutional focus versus student learning IPC Goals Tracking from the 90s Get reports from Ann ending in 2001 Summative data Long-term vision or priorities form Find a point person for each area of President's Staff to each area of President's Staff aid in collecting data Survey results CRI 1999 or 2000; Senior exit interviews/CERP etc. Program Reviews of Admin Areas Pat Oles Planning documents in October 2004 Board Dean of Studies final report Book Assessment Plan sections dealing with non AA offices Retention Report Folds into long-term plan Documents from Advancement Michael Casey/Gerry Schorin *8 Student Admissions Admissions Committee Reports Marketing Plan Admissions BOT Reports Policy statements Catalog material View Books Full packet of Admissions Information Financial Aid materials Retention Report Fin. Aid Reports Sandy Baum's reports Eval of new marketing plan Withdrawn Student Survey Reports *9 Student Support Services Student Affairs Org Chart focus on diversity of student needs Annual Reports from DOS Resumes from Directors in DOS Student Life Plan Res Life Plan Reports to BOT DOS Annual Report 03-04 First Year Student Survey report Senior Survey reports Self reviews done by SA units Catalog Material Student Handbook Student Advising Handbook HEOP/AOP documents Athletic reports Gramm-Leach-Bliley activities FERPA statements Web Pages for: tutoring, Writing Center, LS1 tutors, Disabilities Support, AOP, dept labs, etc CEPP mentoring/advising reports International Student support *10 Faculty % of faculty with terminal degrees Chair Handbook Catalog Listing of Faculty Curr. Comm guidelines Faculty Development web information Annual reports of faculty committees Pedagogy Workshop schedule Faculty Handbook sections on promotion and tenure Senior Staff review procedures Handbook statements on Academic Freedom History of grant awards CAPT reports re: use of alternative evaluation strategies -- student evals, peer evals, appointment processes Faculty Evaluation process *11 Educational Offerings Departmental Assessment Plans General Ed assessment Information Resources IT Plan Library assessment Information Literacy work Transfer Credit policies Course Syllabi review -- sample syllabi on web Curr Comm procedures -- copy of New Course Proposal Form Course Catalog -- identify learning goals as part of major decriptions Program Review process *12 General Education Catalog Statements Advising Handbook CEPP Vision Statement -- 4 C's CEPP Sub Group Reports Ray's Sub Group reports Senior Exit Survey reports Portfolios Capstone courses Assessment Plan First Year Mentoring Pilot(s) LS1 Assessment Writing Assessment LS2 Assessment Student Cultures report? Would NSSE be appropriate here? QR report Info from the library - classes taught - stats from Ruth International Education report *13 Related Educational Activities HEOP Program reports OIP Reports and Proposal UWW Assessment docs Special programs reports in BOT books Summer Programs reports *14 Assessment of Student Learning This appears to replicate everything that comes before it- Articulated student learning goals -Not all departments have done this. I have two folders in which I have collected all the assessment reports from departments, 2002-3 and 2003- Department Assessment Reports 4, including my spreadsheet of methods being used. I do not know where these are kept. Are they within the Graduate follow-ups periodic review reports? Grad school placements Assessment Plan This can address both standards 12 and 14. Surveys Where these appear, they should be in the dept. Portfolio projects reports.
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