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Accreditation And Assessment: What You Need To Know!, Frederick Burrack Apr 2022

Accreditation And Assessment: What You Need To Know!, Frederick Burrack

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

For many academic leaders, preparing for and successfully addressing accreditation expectations can be challenging. In this interactive session, a panel of representatives from multiple disciplines will provide advice and answer questions on how to prepare for and address accreditation expectations. Panel participants will be selected from assessment directors and program directors with successful experience in a variety of accreditation situations. Session participants will be invited to ask questions specific to their academic situations enabling the panel to provide insights toward a successful accreditation experience.


Eyes Wide Shut: Using Accreditation Regulation To Address The “Pass-The-Harasser” Problem In Higher Education, Susan Saab Fortney, Theresa Morris Jul 2021

Eyes Wide Shut: Using Accreditation Regulation To Address The “Pass-The-Harasser” Problem In Higher Education, Susan Saab Fortney, Theresa Morris

Faculty Scholarship

The #MeToo Movement cast a spotlight on sexual harassment in various sectors, including higher education. Studies reveal alarming percentages of students reporting that they have been sexually harassed by faculty and administrators. Despite annually devoting hundreds of millions of dollars to addressing sexual harassment and misconduct, nationwide university officials largely take an ostrich approach when hiring faculty and administrators with little or no scrutiny related to their past misconduct. Critics use the term “pass the harasser” or more pejoratively, “pass the trash” to capture the role that institutions play in allowing individuals to change institutions without the new employer learning …


Institutional Accreditation: Making The Process More Efficient, Effective, And Meaningful To Colleges And Universities, Cynthia J. Requa May 2021

Institutional Accreditation: Making The Process More Efficient, Effective, And Meaningful To Colleges And Universities, Cynthia J. Requa

Ed.D. Dissertations in Practice

Institutional accreditation is a voluntary, peer-review process that is overseen through the seven institutional accreditors governed by the U.S. Department of Education. The purpose of accreditation is to ensure institutional quality standards are being met by colleges and universities. The purpose of this study was to identify how the accreditation process could be improved with foci on efficiency, effectiveness, and more meaningful impact to the institutions. Drawing on Heifetz et al.’s (2009) theory of adaptive leadership, Kotter’s (2012) accelerators and the integrated planning principles of Stephens (2017) and Immordino et al., (2016), this study employed grounded theory to discover the …


Attitudes And Actions Of Genetic Counseling Program Directors Regarding Standards For Accreditation Of Genetic Counseling Training Programs, Ben Newsum May 2021

Attitudes And Actions Of Genetic Counseling Program Directors Regarding Standards For Accreditation Of Genetic Counseling Training Programs, Ben Newsum

Human Genetics Theses

Academic accreditation is a common feature of higher education, with a moderate body of literature. Previous studies largely focus on factors that are crucial to the implementation or acceptance of standards. This study explored how education standards of genetic counseling are perceived and interacted with by program directors. We performed semi-structured interviews with current program directors, assistant directors, and associate directors to gain insight into their perspectives on current accreditation standards and the standards’ revision process. Interview transcripts were analyzed via thematic analysis to identify common themes related to program directors’ perceptions of the standards and accreditation as a whole. …


Factors Affecting Successful Quality Assurance Implementation In Vietnamese Higher Education: A Qualitative Study, Loc Thi My Nguyen, Trung Tran, Thuan Van Pham, Tien-Trung Nguyen, Hien Thi Thu Le, Thao Thi Phuong Trinh, Thanh Thi Nghiem Feb 2021

Factors Affecting Successful Quality Assurance Implementation In Vietnamese Higher Education: A Qualitative Study, Loc Thi My Nguyen, Trung Tran, Thuan Van Pham, Tien-Trung Nguyen, Hien Thi Thu Le, Thao Thi Phuong Trinh, Thanh Thi Nghiem

The Qualitative Report

Quality assurance and accreditation was officially introduced into the higher education system in Vietnam over ten years ago. It is evident that quality assurance has resulted in positive impacts on university management, teaching, learning and research activities. This paper aims to explore factors that aid the successful implementation of higher education quality assurance and accreditation in Vietnam. Through semi-structured interviews with 32 participants, this study identified a number of factors that contributed to quality assurance processes, including awareness of the importance of quality assurance, better institutional manager leadership, support of university lecturers, staff, and students, and the vital responsibility of …


Responding To The College Completion Crisis In New Mexico: A Case Study Of The University Of New Mexico, Kalith Smith May 2019

Responding To The College Completion Crisis In New Mexico: A Case Study Of The University Of New Mexico, Kalith Smith

Department of Educational Administration: Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research

New Mexico’s funding of higher education has facilitated student access to college and helped the state rank fourth nationally in college attendance rates. However, the state ranks 47th in the country in college completion rates. A majority of students who enter college in New Mexico do not complete their degrees, a situation which deprives the state of the highly skilled workforce that is necessary to attract and retain business and industry. While low-cost or free college has increased attendance rates, the low college completion rate has incited an economic crisis for the state. The state’s flagship institution, the University …


Impementing Self-Study Review Feedback, Margaret A. Thomas-Evans, Denise Bullock Mar 2019

Impementing Self-Study Review Feedback, Margaret A. Thomas-Evans, Denise Bullock

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Department Chairs who are writing a self-study or program review will benefit from this session on implementing self-study review feedback and learn how to leverage feedback to argue for new hires, additional resources for projects, and support for worthwhile initiatives.


Clarifying The Identity Of Human Services Through A Content Analysis Of Programmatic Accreditation, Nicola A. Meade, Shuntay Z. Tarver, Mark C. Rehfuss Jan 2019

Clarifying The Identity Of Human Services Through A Content Analysis Of Programmatic Accreditation, Nicola A. Meade, Shuntay Z. Tarver, Mark C. Rehfuss

Counseling & Human Services Faculty Publications

Throughout the United States, accrediting bodies serve as voluntary self-regulating entities designed to ensure accountability and quality assurance at the institutions that seek accreditation. To examine the impact of accreditation on the field of human services, a mixed-method content analysis was utilized. The 50 human services programs accredited by the Council for Standards on Human Services Education (CSHSE) as of July of 2018 were examined. Researchers also employed a triangulated approach to understand these programs through an analysis of Carnegie Classifications, regional accreditation agencies, and institutions programmatic websites. Results offer insight into how the CSHSE influences the professional identity of …


The Relationship Between Admission Criteria And Pre-Service Teacher Preparedness For A Small Rural Educator Preparation Provider, Gerald Mihelic, Chancey Bosch, Kim Boyd, Mary Lou Miller Dec 2018

The Relationship Between Admission Criteria And Pre-Service Teacher Preparedness For A Small Rural Educator Preparation Provider, Gerald Mihelic, Chancey Bosch, Kim Boyd, Mary Lou Miller

Administrative Issues Journal

Pre-service teacher preparedness is a measurement of a teacher candidate’s ability to become an effective teacher (Clark, Byrnes, & Sudweeks, 2015). A growing number of Educator Preparation Providers’ (EPPs’) accrediting agencies are insisting that to improve pre-service teacher preparedness, EPPs must increase the rigor of their admission criteria. However, the research is inconclusive regarding whether a relationship exists between admission criteria and pre-service teacher preparedness. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the Educator Preparation Provider’s (EPP’s) current teacher education program admission criteria and pre-service teacher preparedness measurements to determine if the EPP should increase …


The New Normal, Adjuncts And Part-Time Instructors, Jeff Knox, Julie Rabun, Kim Hawkins Mar 2018

The New Normal, Adjuncts And Part-Time Instructors, Jeff Knox, Julie Rabun, Kim Hawkins

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Department chairs are under increasing pressure from administration to replace departing full-time professors with adjuncts. The chair is faced with a challenging environment that includes navigating personalities, workloads, student perception, varied commitment levels, and meeting accreditation standards. Strategies are discussed as participants share ideas to navigate this complicated issue.


Uno Strategic Planning Year End Year Report 2017-2018, Uno Office Of Academic And Student Affairs Jan 2018

Uno Strategic Planning Year End Year Report 2017-2018, Uno Office Of Academic And Student Affairs

Mission/Vision/Leadership

Year-End Report for the University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2017-2018.


Leading A Campus Team To Navigate Through The Comprehensive Evaluation, Andrea L. Lassiter, Lynn D. Akey, Joan Roca Oct 2017

Leading A Campus Team To Navigate Through The Comprehensive Evaluation, Andrea L. Lassiter, Lynn D. Akey, Joan Roca

Lynn D. Akey, Ph.D.

What are some best practices to help your institution prepare for a comprehensive evaluation? This presentation will include discussion of how to gain broad campus community participation by assembling a team to help lead the process. Committee membership, information sharing, meeting topics and timelines will be shared.


Leading A Campus Team To Navigate Through The Comprehensive Evaluation, Andrea L. Lassiter, Lynn D. Akey, Joan Roca Apr 2017

Leading A Campus Team To Navigate Through The Comprehensive Evaluation, Andrea L. Lassiter, Lynn D. Akey, Joan Roca

Academic Affairs Publications

What are some best practices to help your institution prepare for a comprehensive evaluation? This presentation will include discussion of how to gain broad campus community participation by assembling a team to help lead the process. Committee membership, information sharing, meeting topics and timelines will be shared.


Hbcus: Accreditation, Governance And Survival Challenges In An Ever-Increasing Competition For Funding And Students, Jerry Crawford Ii Mar 2017

Hbcus: Accreditation, Governance And Survival Challenges In An Ever-Increasing Competition For Funding And Students, Jerry Crawford Ii

Journal of Research Initiatives

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are facing challenges to their continued existence on several fronts. One is fiscally, as federal funding for education has been cut and the responsibility for paying for higher education has been levied on students and parents. Another challenge is the amount of endowment dollars available to them and lastly, there are questions today as to if HBCUs are still needed in a society that has allowed African-Americans to enroll in Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs). Both of these challenges are contingent on the most critical issue – accreditation. The loss of accreditation of units and …


Uno Strategic Planning Year End Review 2016-2017, Uno Office Of Academic And Student Affairs Jan 2017

Uno Strategic Planning Year End Review 2016-2017, Uno Office Of Academic And Student Affairs

Mission/Vision/Leadership

Year-End Review for the University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2016-2017.


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 …


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.


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


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 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 in an …


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.


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


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).


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).


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.