School of St. Catherine Higher Learning Commission 2003 Self-Study

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School of St. Catherine Higher Learning Commission 2003 Self-Study Faculty and Staff Opening Workshop August 29, 2001

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What is NCA? North Central Association Higher Learning Commission

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Higher Learning Commission's General Institutional Requirements Mission Authorization Governance Faculty Educational Program Finances Public Information

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Higher Learning Commission's 5 Criteria for Accreditation Purpose Resources Student Experience Future Integrity

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WHY is this accreditation IMPORTANT?

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What is included in an accreditation procedure? Self-Study Document Site Team Visit Site Team report Commission choice

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October 2000 Appoint Co-Chairs November 2000 Appoint Self-Study Committee December 2000 Self-Study Committee Orientation January 2001 Self-Study Committee Work Session February 2001 Criteria Committees start work March 2001 Submit Self-Study Plan to HLC March-Feb 2002 Self-Study Committee meets month to month to examine advance/issues February 2002 Criteria Committee submits draft report to Self-Study Committee Self-Study Committee considers summary and proposals October 2000 until February 2002

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March 2002 Writer begins preparatory draft June-Aug 2002 Write FINAL draft September 2002 Submit draft to HLC contact Oct-Nov 2002 Write last archive December 2002 -Final record to HLC -Publish "sees" Jan-Feb 2003 Prepare grounds for visit Feb 24-26, 2003 Visit 9 weeks later Site group report Within 2 Weeks CSC reaction August 2003 Commission activity Action letter: Statement of Affiliation Status and Record of Status and Scope March 2002 until August 2003

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Changes in The Higher Learning Commission's desires since CSC's last survey in 1993? 1992 2002 INPUT OUTCOME DESCRIPTION ANALYSIS Faculty/understudy ratio Learning results # books in library Services accessible $'s as contingency Fiscal Mgt arrangements # of understudy services quality of co-curricular programs

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Will there be any uncommon re-accreditation challenges for the College of St. Catherine? Institutional Assessment Integration of two grounds

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Self-Study Process

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Self-Study Committee Mary Margaret Smith, Liaison to Cabinet Brian Bruess, Co-Chair Susan Cochrane, Co-Chair Betty Biernat Joan Demeules Linda Distad Cynthia Egeness Pamela Johnson Cecilia Konchar Farr Kathleen Matuska Ellen Richter-Norgel Debra Sellheim Thomas Thieman Staff Director of Institutional Research & Planning Director of Computing Scott Pakudaitis (IR) Susan Sexton (HR) Vicki Zachar (Admin bolster)

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College of St. Catherine Higher Learning Commission Self-Study Organization Andrea J. Lee, IHM, President and the President's Cabinet Mary Margaret Smith Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty Susan Cochrane, Co-Chair Brian Bruess, Co-Chair Higher Learning Commission Self-Study Team Dean of Professional Studies Dean of Students Student Experience Integrity Purpose Resources Future Joan Demeules Betty Biernat Cecilia Konchar Farr Linda Distad Kathleen Matuska Cindy Egeness Deb Sellheim Ellen Richter-Norgel Pam Johnson Tom Thieman General Institutional Requirements

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Purpose and Goals of our Self-Study

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To mirror that The College of St. Catherine is a dynamic establishment whose mission is to instruct understudies to lead and impact; To record that The College of St. Catherine has a powerful hierarchical structure which utilizes assets effectively; To exhibit that The College of St. Catherine conveys a quality instructive affair, through the procedure of evaluation and responsibility;

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To recognize the courses in which The College of St. Catherine is understudy focused, making the instructive experience significant and particular; To address worries from 1993 site visit, exhibit advance toward the school's vision through execution of a key arrangement, and to secure proceeded with The Higher Learning Commission accreditation for the following ten years.

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Expectations of our Self-Study

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Focus on the whole establishment Include every single constituent gathering Involve proper advisory groups and frameworks Build on existing appraisal forms Discover and recognize qualities, difficulties and open doors for development Evaluate instead of depict In every criteria, pay consideration on: Assessment and Accountability Organizational Effectiveness Student Centeredness

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Higher Learning Commission's 5 Criteria for Accreditation Purposes Resources Student Experience Future Integrity

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Criterion 1 Purposes The foundation has clear and freely expressed purposes steady with its central goal and fitting to an establishment of advanced education

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Criterion 2 Resources The foundation has successfully sorted out the human, monetary, and physical assets important to achieve its motivations.

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Criterion 3 Student Experience The establishment is achieving its instructive and different purposes.

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Criterion 4 Future The establishment can keep on accomplishing its motivations and reinforce its instructive adequacy.

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Criterion 5 Integrity The organization shows honesty in its practices and connections.

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What is YOUR part in our Self-Study Process? Cases of work you're doing Data sources New activities External strengths Feedback and thoughts

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How will we do our work? Correspondence Plan…

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Communication Plan Primary objective is to build up and keep up powerful correspondence with the group. Correspondence will be general, available, significant and focused on Presentations to group, composed overhauls (paper), email and site page web address

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How will we do our work? Utilization of information…

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Data Sources Assessment Plans (vast) Annual Reports from all divisions and offices Minneapolis Employer Survey Department Surveys (Accred. Programs) Plans & Priority Comm-Board Report Teagle Grant Report Grant Reports (Bush, CWC, Grad Office) Alumnae Database Alumnae Survey IPPR Process

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Data Sources con't Last Self-Study Site Team Report Enrollment Management Matrix (EMM) Data Persistence Reports Graduation Rates Accreditation Rpts/Prof. Programs Annual Reports to NCA (Enrollment, and so on.) Compensation Study Technology Data CIRP, NSSE, CSS, and so on, information

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Data Sources con't Math Placement (CARS) Student/Parent Survey Minneapolis Learning Center on ESL "Who Are Our Students" Financial Aid Annual Federal Report Minutes from Faculty Committees (Mpls and SP) 1-year/5-year/10-year Alum Surveys Financial Audits MN Private College Council Local, state and government consistence information

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Existing gatherings & frameworks

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Existing gatherings & frameworks Academic Departments Academic Resources Committee Admissions Alumnae Association Archives Assessment Committee Athletic Department Board of Trustees Business and Financial Affairs staff Budget Committee Bush Grant Committee

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Existing gatherings & frameworks CAGB/WEC/Graduate Student Boards Campus Ministry Campus Resources Centers of Excellence College Council Communications Department Computing Services Construction Committees Continuing Education CORE Committee

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Existing gatherings & frameworks Corporate Partners CSJ's Dept Chairs/Program Directors Enrollment Management Matrix (EMM) Environmental Services Educational Policies Committee External Partners

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Existing gatherings & frameworks Faculty Council Faculty Personnel Committee Full Faculty Health Information (inoculation data) Human Resources Institutional Advancement Division Internship Sites Learning Centers Multicultural International Programs & Services

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Existing gatherings & frameworks President's Cabinet Student Affairs Leadership Team Student Affairs Division Student Clubs/Organizations Teaching Learning Network (TLN) Tuition Appeals Committee

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Progress and new activities since 1992/93

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Progress & new activities 1992/93 Access and Success Program set up AA Degree Program 1993/94 Assessment Committee Formed Grad Ed (MAED) McGlynn - First Gift - Technology Bush Grant I Access and Success Housing Project Radiography Program built up Sonography Program set up First North Central site visit as 2-grounds school Accreditation granted for a long time

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Progress & new activities 1994/95 EMM SD II CORE Curriculum Center Health Care Ethics Desktop PCs arrive St. Mary's Campus name changed to College of St. Catherine-Minneapolis 1995/96 Teagle Grant (concentrate on maintenance information) Improved Library Circulation System Butler Center opened Revitalization of Athletic Programs

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Progress & new activities 1996/97 Exeter System Voluntary Separation of Faculty/Staff Lotus Notes arrives/McGlynn Technological Gift WEC Tuition lessening Bush Grant II First Montessori off-site program - Portsmouth, VA Presidential Search Initiated 1997/98 Gateways program Students Parent Task Force Laptop Leasing program Community Work & Learning Grant Restructuring (Admissions and other staff territories)

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Progress & new activities 1998/99 Sr. Andrea and Mary Margaret Smith arrive Strategic Plan/BOT Reorganization Catherine Connection Unified Budget Process Revised whole partner degree educational programs Bachelor of Interpreting Program set up CILS executed

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Progress & new activities 1999/00 Access and Success extended to St. Paul 3 Deans $20M CSJ Gift Master Space Plan Vision Statement Director of Community Work & Learning Center for Sales Abbott Northwestern association Partnership