Educational Program And Its Effectiveness: 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
- Inventory of degree programs that have been added or deleted in the last five years.
- Number of degrees granted in each program for the last three years.
- Published statements or other written rationale for the general education program
- 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.
- Description 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.