General Requirements and Undergraduate Program
- Instruments and procedures used to measure educational program effectiveness.
- Inventory of documents that demonstrate the appraisal of educational program outcomes. The documents are to be available on campus for examination by the evaluation committee. Examples may include:
- annual goals and assessment of success in their accomplishment;
- studies of alumni and former students;
- studies regarding effectiveness of programs and their graduates;
- test comparisons that reveal beginning and ending competencies;
- surveys of student satisfaction.
- Statement of degree objectives for each degree program.
- Description of curriculum development bodies and advisory groups, with rules of procedure and recent minutes.
- Complete departmental or program self-studies prepared for part of this self-study.
- Evaluation forms and summary reports of student evaluations of faculty and courses.
- Self-study and evaluation committee reports from external reviews and the most recent professional accreditation visits and documentation of resulting actions.
- Criteria and procedures for admission and retention of students, maintenance of student records, and awarding of credit, including credit for prior experiential learning.
- Policies regarding transfer of credit, including articulation agreements with other institutions.
- Policies regarding remedial work.
- Descriptions of the materials and forms used in the academic advisement process.
- Grade distribution studies.
- Policies governing public service.
- Compilation of entering freshman student ability measures.
- Samples of course examinations and other instruments used to assess student achievement or competency and, when possible, available work products determined to be of different levels of quality.
- Funds devoted to research, if applicable, for each of the past three years; principal sources of such funds.
- Copy of the Graduate Catalog.
- The information specified below is to be summarized separately, or, if it is contained in the Graduate Catalog, identified by page number(s):
- all graduate degrees offered;
- general graduate admissions requirements for master's degrees including the use of standardized tests, and special requirements by schools, departments, or degree programs if substantially different;
- general graduate admissions requirements for doctoral degrees including the use of standardized tests, and special requirements by schools, departments, or degree programs if substantially different;
- general graduation requirements for advanced degrees and special requirements schools, departments, or degree programs if substantially different; and
- graduate faculty by schools or program.
- studies of graduates or former students;
- studies that indicate the degree of success with graduates obtaining employment fields relevant to their graduate education; surveys of student satisfaction;
- review of internal program;
- surveys of employer satisfaction; and
- results of national ranking data.
- Policy on the acceptance of graduate credit, including transfer credit.
- Policy on the granting of credit for internships, field experience, or clinical practice.
Continuing Education and Special Learning Activities
- Organizational charts which show the relationship of continuing education to various academic units of the institution, including the internal organization of the continuing education unit.
- Summary listing of off-campus programs, directors, sites, and enrollments.
- Policy and procedures for institutional approval of off-campus and special programs and courses.
- Catalogs, brochures, announcements, and class schedules for special programs.
- Policies regarding the award of credit based on prior experiential learning, including distribution of credits, by term, for the past two years.
- Policies that address all elements of 2.A.10 regarding award of credit.
- List of all courses and programs taught by nontraditional instructional formats for the past three years, Indicating the course, type and duration of instruction, number of credits, enrollment, and location.
- Budgetary information and financial arrangements relating to continuing education and special learning activities.
- Studies demonstrating comparability of outcomes for courses or programs offered under concentrated or accelerated time frames, or other nontraditional instructional formats.
- Policies regarding admission, transfer of prior earned credit, credit by examination (e.g. College Level Examination Program [CLEP]), credit for prior experiential learning, credit by evaluation and residency requirements as they apply to external degrees, degree-completion programs, or special degrees.
- Sample transcript with explanation of codes showing designations for credit for prior experiential learning and non-degree credit.
- Contractual agreements with other institutions or travel agencies.
- Criteria and procedures for admission of students and awarding of credit; procedures for maintenance of student records.
- Catalogs, brochures, and announcements for continuing education courses and programs, and special learning activities.
- Criteria and procedures for registration of students and awarding of units; procedures for keeping student records.
- Procedures for involving appropriate institutional personnel in program approval and development.