The developmental education faculty and staff are currently working toward National Association for Developmental Education (NADE) certification for the developmental education program. The certification application includes five components:
- Program Information: A history of our program, how it is organized within the MSU organizational framework, our mission and goals, and the courses that comprise our program, including course syllabi and other content documentation
- Self-Study of Our Program: A reflective examination of our program, conducted by faculty and staff and following the NADE self-evaluation guide. The examination results will be documented to include areas of strength, areas for improvement, and proposed solutions.
- Action Plan: A description of those actions that will actually be taken to improve the program by enhancing student learning and services provided to students
- Baseline Data: Institutional data giving a snapshot of our operation and the services we provide. This data establishes a baseline for a full cycle of assessment, evaluation, and improvement.
- Comparative Data: A snapshot of data is taken after the action plan changes have been made. Reflection on this data is used to assess the effectiveness of the changes. Apart from the NADE certification process, this data can be used as “baseline” data to initiate another improvement cycle.
For more information about our NADE certification project, contact: