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HLC Re-accreditation Update

HLC Re-accreditation Update

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HLC Re-accreditation Update

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  1. HLC Re-accreditation Update General Faculty Meeting January 15, 2014

  2. Overview • Changes in the re-accreditation process since 2007 • Current progress • Campus resources

  3. Program to Evaluate and Advance Quality (PEAQ) (2007-2012) • Annual Institutional Updates monitoring financial and non-financial indicators • On-site Comprehensive Evaluation every 10 years • Self-study • 200+ page report • Resource room

  4. Open Pathway(phase-in started January, 2013) • Quality Assurance separatedfrom institutional Quality Initiative for improvement • New timelines • Revised Criteria for Accreditation

  5. Open Pathway • Quality Assurance verifies that we meet threshold standards • Federal Compliance • Assumed Practices • Criteria for Accreditation • Quality Initiative - a new process to demonstrate continuous improvement

  6. Separate Timelines We are here

  7. Quality Assurance • Annual institutional updates and monitoring of financial and non-financial indicators • Two comprehensive reviews in a 10 year cycle • Year 10 (2016-17): on-site peer review • Year 4 of next cycle (2020-21): panel review

  8. No self-study or resource room • Electronic Quality Assurance System (Matthew Roberts) • Assurance Argument (35,000 word limit) submitted in Years 4 and 10 • Claims and evidence of how we meet criteria • Evidence files submitted in years 6 – 9, 1 – 3, 6 – 9…

  9. Take-home message • Accumulating evidence of how we provide a high quality education and continue to improve as an institution must become an annual practice.

  10. Revised Criteria for Accreditation • Mission(2007Mission & Integrity) Chair: Christina Curras • Integrity: Ethical and Responsible Conduct(2007 Preparing for the Future) Chair: James Mueller • Teaching and Learning: Quality, Resources, and Support (2007 Student Learning and Effective Teaching) Chair: Shane Drefcinski • Teaching and Learning: Evaluation and Improvement(2007 Acquisition, Discovery, and Application of Knowledge) Co-Chairs: Colleen McCabe and Laura Bayless • Resources, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness (2007 Engagement and Service) Chair: Matt Roberts

  11. Quality Initiative • An institution-wide project designed to suit our present concerns or aspirations. • Must have scope and significance • Completely separate from Quality Assurance • QI proposal to document implementation and assess the success of the Academic Planning Council’s new program review process

  12. Quality Initiative Timeline

  13. Summary of Open Pathway • Two separate comprehensive reviews in 10 year cycle • New timelines • Quality Initiative Project – report due 2015-16 • Implementation and improvement of APC’s Program Review process • Quality Assurance Argument – site visit in 2016-17 • Revised Criteria • New process of submitting evidence files

  14. Progress Report • Steering Committee started work in 2012 • Approved for Open Pathway in 2013 • QI proposal submitted, waiting for approval • Website launched last semester • General information, timelines • Communication, questions and feedback • Criterion Teams assembled, first meeting 1/14/14

  15. Campus Resources • HLC Steering Committee • Each college has a representative on the Steering Committee: • BILSA – Sharon Klavins • EMS – Christina Curras • LAE – Colleen McCabe • Regular meetings that all are welcome to attend • Website

  16. Questions?