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Advancing Evaluation In Community Colleges: A Mixed Methods Case Study Of Outcomes-Based Assessment Training In Student Affairs, Tammy L. Russell Dec 2016

Advancing Evaluation In Community Colleges: A Mixed Methods Case Study Of Outcomes-Based Assessment Training In Student Affairs, Tammy L. Russell

Dissertations

Many student affairs departments struggle to contribute to an institution’s evidence base of student learning. In part, this results from student affairs personnel not having adequate training in how to assess learning outside the classroom. This is a particular challenge for small community colleges, in which individual units (e.g., admissions or financial aid) may have only one or two employees. Failure to assess co-curricular learning poses challenges to institutions in meeting accreditation standards, placing them at risk for increased scrutiny and loss of state funding under a performance-based system. The purpose of this mixed methods study was to ...


Uno Community Engagement Landscape Analysis (11.2.16), Deborah Smith-Howell, Anthony Starke, Keristiena Shenouda Nov 2016

Uno Community Engagement Landscape Analysis (11.2.16), Deborah Smith-Howell, Anthony Starke, Keristiena Shenouda

Post Portfolio Previsit

The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is a nationally recognized engaged institution that wishes to expand the quantity and quality of its partnerships and outreach through its community engagement activities. Additionally, the University wants to assess, measure and evaluate the outcomes, impacts, and quality of its community engagement. This report presents findings from a landscape analysis which was conducted by the Office of Academic Affairs with the purpose of gaining more knowledge about current activities and practices in order to inform future data collection, analysis and measurement techniques. Additionally, the landscape analysis aims to comprehend how community engagement is ...


Uno Professional Development Opportunities For Staff, Uno Staff Advisory Council Oct 2016

Uno Professional Development Opportunities For Staff, Uno Staff Advisory Council

Employee-Related

Fostering an institutional culture and climate that attracts and develops staff of diverse talents and backgrounds is among UNO’s goals. To help meet this goal, UNO is dedicated to enhancing employee engagement, productivity, skills, and growth through various professional development-related training opportunities and programs.


Metropolitan University Mission Communication Plan 2016-17, University Communications Oct 2016

Metropolitan University Mission Communication Plan 2016-17, University Communications

Post Portfolio Previsit

Communications Plan for Metropolitan University "Internal" Stakeholders (UNO, City/State/Foundation etc.


Investigating The Supplemental Instruction Leader Experience: A Phenomenological Study Of Undergraduate Peer Educators, James Eller Oct 2016

Investigating The Supplemental Instruction Leader Experience: A Phenomenological Study Of Undergraduate Peer Educators, James Eller

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this transcendental phenomenological study was to describe the experiences of undergraduate students who serve as Supplemental Instruction (SI) leaders at a mid-sized, private research university in the Midwestern United States. Using Schlossberg’s transition theory as a theoretical framework, this study attempted to answer the central research question: What is the experience of students who serve as SI leaders at a mid-sized, private research university located in the Midwestern United States? Sub-questions sought to address student expectations moving into the experience, how expectations were met or not met as they moved through the SI leader experience, the ...


Uno Strategic Assessments Inventory 9.16.16, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Sep 2016

Uno Strategic Assessments Inventory 9.16.16, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Decision Support/CQI

Report: Strategic Assessments Inventory


Sequential Learning Analysis Comparison By Additional Location, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Sep 2016

Sequential Learning Analysis Comparison By Additional Location, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Student Learning

CJ 1010 ("Survey of Criminal Justice") Grade Distribution by Credit Type.


Sequential Learning Analysis Comparison By Modality, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Sep 2016

Sequential Learning Analysis Comparison By Modality, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Student Learning

Econ 2200 ("Micro-Economics") Grade Distribution by Credit Type


Student Affairs And Enrollment Management Staffing Comparison From 2012-13 To 2015-16, Uno Student Affairs Sep 2016

Student Affairs And Enrollment Management Staffing Comparison From 2012-13 To 2015-16, Uno Student Affairs

Employee-Related

Staffing Comparison for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management from 2012-13 to 2015-16.


2016 Commission Letter And Final Statement Of Accreditation, Abet-Eac Aug 2016

2016 Commission Letter And Final Statement Of Accreditation, Abet-Eac

ABET Chemical Engineering

No abstract provided.


Uno Guide For The Assessment Of General Education Slos, Academic Affairs Aug 2016

Uno Guide For The Assessment Of General Education Slos, Academic Affairs

Student Learning

The UNO General Education Committee is responsible for assessing the student learning outcomes of courses it endorses as providing general education credit. It conducts regular reviews of student learning outcomes (SLO’s) assessment in each of these courses. Assessments of student learning occur at different levels (e.g., task level, course level, program level). The focus here is on course level assessment with an emphasis on end-of-course student learning outcomes and objectives pertinent to general education. This guide is intended to help reporting units develop an assessment plan for each of their general education courses and organize the relevant information ...


Uno Undergraduate Retention Data By Student Groups, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Aug 2016

Uno Undergraduate Retention Data By Student Groups, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Student Support

UNO Undergraduate New Student Groups and Retention Rates


Uno Guide For The Assessment Of Program Slos 2016-17, Academic Affairs Aug 2016

Uno Guide For The Assessment Of Program Slos 2016-17, Academic Affairs

Student Learning

The UNO Academic Assessment Committee is responsible for guiding the process of campus-wide academic assessment of student learning, and to that end, it conducts regular reviews of student learning outcome (SLO) assessment in each degree granted. Assessments of student learning occur at different levels (e.g., task level, course level, program level). The focus here is on program level assessment with an emphasis on end-of-program student learning outcomes and objectives. This guide is intended to assist academic units with developing an assessment plan for each degree program and organizing the relevant information into an assessment report.


Building Quality In Teaching And Teacher Education, Nan Bahr, Suzanne Mellor Jul 2016

Building Quality In Teaching And Teacher Education, Nan Bahr, Suzanne Mellor

Suzanne Mellor

AER 61 discusses the contemporary influences on initial teacher education, with particular attention to the notion of quality teaching, and the role of teacher education and teacher educators in the development of quality teachers. Section 1 introduces the key concept of ‘quality’ and explores the notion of quality in teaching. Section 2 reviews the context of education in Australia with discussion of the organisation and management of the educational systems, with particular attention to the different roles Federal and State/Territory governments play. Section 3 considers teaching as a profession by examining the nature of teachers’ work, working contexts and ...


External Confirmation Of Adherence To Standards: As Applicable To Academic Programmes As To Business And Industry, Aaron W. Hughey, Monica G. Burke Jul 2016

External Confirmation Of Adherence To Standards: As Applicable To Academic Programmes As To Business And Industry, Aaron W. Hughey, Monica G. Burke

Aaron W. Hughey

The development of, and adherence to, performance standards is imperative for success in today’s competitive global market. This is as true for academic programmes in higher education as it is for the manufacturing and service sectors. Just like their counterparts in business and industry, it is important that graduate career preparation programmes are subject to an external validation process that can substantiate whether or not they are indeed following applicable standards. In this paper the authors discuss the current status of accreditation for graduate programmes designed to prepare tomorrow’s leaders in the student services profession and argue for ...


Building Quality In Teaching And Teacher Education, Nan Bahr, Suzanne Mellor Jul 2016

Building Quality In Teaching And Teacher Education, Nan Bahr, Suzanne Mellor

Australian Education Review

AER 61 discusses the contemporary influences on initial teacher education, with particular attention to the notion of quality teaching, and the role of teacher education and teacher educators in the development of quality teachers. Section 1 introduces the key concept of ‘quality’ and explores the notion of quality in teaching. Section 2 reviews the context of education in Australia with discussion of the organisation and management of the educational systems, with particular attention to the different roles Federal and State/Territory governments play. Section 3 considers teaching as a profession by examining the nature of teachers’ work, working contexts and ...


Comparison Of Nebraska Accreditation Options And Effect On Student Achievement: A Mixed Methods Study, Tami Sue Eshleman Jul 2016

Comparison Of Nebraska Accreditation Options And Effect On Student Achievement: A Mixed Methods Study, Tami Sue Eshleman

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

The purpose of this study is to determine if and how each of the two accreditation options in Nebraska may influence student achievement outcomes. A mixed-methods study was developed. Phase I quantitative analysis determined whether a significant difference existed in the ACT composite scores and the NeSA reading and math assessments in schools accredited by either the Nebraska Frameworks or AdvancED. The analysis revealed that NeSA math was influenced by accreditation choice. Based on the quantitative results, school superintendents were identified for Phase II qualitative methods to survey and interview to share (a) attributes that contributed to their academic success ...


Navigating The Waters Of Accreditation: Best Practices, Challenges, And Lessons Learned From One Institution, Tracey Covington Hasbun, Amanda M. Rudolph Jun 2016

Navigating The Waters Of Accreditation: Best Practices, Challenges, And Lessons Learned From One Institution, Tracey Covington Hasbun, Amanda M. Rudolph

Faculty Publications

In higher education, as many as 50% of educator preparation programs (EPPs) look to a national accreditation agency as one way to provide evidence of the rigor and quality of their programs. Although a large number of EPPs find value in the self-study and external review that come with the national accreditation process, the process itself can be daunting and time-consuming. Many look to the literature or to the accreditation experiences provided by other institutions as a means to assist their own accreditation journey. The purpose of this article is to discuss one regional, comprehensive EPP’s experiences with national ...


Faculty And Employee Assistance Program Announcement, 6/27/2016, Uno Human Resources Jun 2016

Faculty And Employee Assistance Program Announcement, 6/27/2016, Uno Human Resources

Employee-Related

FEAP Announcement email


Gen Ed Data Review Meeting Handouts, June 24, 2016, Uno Office Of Academic And Student Affairs Jun 2016

Gen Ed Data Review Meeting Handouts, June 24, 2016, Uno Office Of Academic And Student Affairs

Student Learning

Handouts from the General Education Data Review and Discussion.


Distance Ed Talking Points, June 18, 2016, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness Jun 2016

Distance Ed Talking Points, June 18, 2016, Uno Office Of Institutional Effectiveness

Student Learning

The following data points reinforce UNO’s stance that online education extends the offerings of our physical campus and does not constitute a unique student body or curricula.


Uno-Website-Uno-Student-Code-Of-Conduct 3.B, Nu Board Of Regents Jun 2016

Uno-Website-Uno-Student-Code-Of-Conduct 3.B, Nu Board Of Regents

Student Learning

B. Conduct – Rules and Regulations


Uno-Website-Uno-Student-Code-Of-Conduct Article Iv, Nu Board Of Regents Jun 2016

Uno-Website-Uno-Student-Code-Of-Conduct Article Iv, Nu Board Of Regents

Student Learning

Article IV: Student Code of Conduct Disciplinary Procedures


Letter Of Re-Accreditation And Opportunity For Improvement Notes, Acbsp Jun 2016

Letter Of Re-Accreditation And Opportunity For Improvement Notes, Acbsp

ACBSP 2016

This letter is the formal re-accreditation of our programs. It also identifies specific opportunities for improvement that must be closed by 2020. Progress on these must be demonstrated with the next Quality Assurance Report which is due in the 2017-2018 academic year.


Student Service And Leadership Collaborative Progress Report June 2016, Uno Student Affairs Jun 2016

Student Service And Leadership Collaborative Progress Report June 2016, Uno Student Affairs

Student Support

The second year of the Student Service & Leadership Collaborative (The Collaborative) featured 6 Service Supervisors, 20 Program Managers and 1 Special Projects Manager. The service component was defined by the following six service issue areas: Economic Sufficiency, Educational Support, Environmental Stewardship, International Service, Health and Wellness and Social Justice.


Uno Academic Program Development, Review, And Assessment Processes And Tools Aligned With Aqip Subcategories, Uno Office Of Academic And Student Affairs Jun 2016

Uno Academic Program Development, Review, And Assessment Processes And Tools Aligned With Aqip Subcategories, Uno Office Of Academic And Student Affairs

Student Learning

No abstract provided.


Uno Website-Human Resources-Conflict Of Interest, Nu Board Of Regents Jun 2016

Uno Website-Human Resources-Conflict Of Interest, Nu Board Of Regents

Business/Finance/Operations

This policy applies to all full-time employees of the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO).


Uno Website-Human Resources-Drug Free Workplace Policy, Uno Human Resources Jun 2016

Uno Website-Human Resources-Drug Free Workplace Policy, Uno Human Resources

Business/Finance/Operations

This policy applies to all employees, faculty, staff, and students of the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO).


A Metaevaluation Of The Commission On Fire Accreditation International Accreditation Process, Stacy A. French Jun 2016

A Metaevaluation Of The Commission On Fire Accreditation International Accreditation Process, Stacy A. French

Dissertations

Fire and emergency services throughout the country are being required by local governmental authorities to provide efficient and effective services. In 1996, the International City-County Management Association (ICMA) and the International Association of Fire Chief (IAFC) executed a master trust agreement that established the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) to award accreditation to those fire and emergency services that demonstrated efficiency and effectiveness in the services provided. As of this study, no documented research had been published that challenged the current CFAI Accreditation process to ensure the highest level of accountability and usefulness for both the public and fire ...


Uno Website-Office Of Equity Access And Diversity-Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Statement, Uno Office Of Equity, Access And Diversity May 2016

Uno Website-Office Of Equity Access And Diversity-Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Statement, Uno Office Of Equity, Access And Diversity

Business/Finance/Operations

The University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) declares and affirms a policy of equal education and employment opportunities, affirmative action in employment, and nondiscrimination in providing services to the public.