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1 Dr. Heidi M. Anderson Interim Vice President, Institutional Research, Planning, & Effectiveness

2 What is the Reaffirmation Process? The Principles of Accreditation provide for: InstitutionCompliance Certification includes: 16 Core Requirements (CR) except 2.12* 57 Comprehensive Standards (CS) 7 Federal Requirements (FR) 3 Responsibilities; (Sub Changes, other Commission policies, Representation of accreditation status) *Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) CR 2.12 & CS CommissionOff-Site Peer Review of Compliance Certification *except CR 2.12 & CS CommissionOn-Site Peer Review of *QEP & CR with issues CommissionCommission Review of Results and Judgment 2

3  Institution makes the case for compliance for each ◦ Core Requirement ◦ Comprehensive Standard ◦ Federal Requirement  Case is supported with documentation, relevant data, and an explanatory narrative  Non-compliance judgment on Core Requirement results in automatic sanction 3

4  Degree-granting Authority  Governing Board  Chief Executive Officer  Institutional Mission and Effectiveness  Continuous Operation  Program Length and Content  General Education  Degree Program Course Work  Faculty Qualifications & Adequacy  Learning Resources and Services  Student Support Services  Financial and Physical Resources  Acceptable QEP 4

5  Mission, Governance and Effectiveness  Educational Programs (Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional)  Faculty  Library and Learning Resources  Student Affairs and Services  Financial Resources  Physical Resources 5

6  CR 2.12 – includes an institutional process for identifying key issues emerging from institutional assessment and focuses on learning outcomes and/or the environment supporting student learning and accomplishing the mission of the institution  CS – demonstrates institutional capability; includes broad-based involvement; and identifies goals and a plan to assess their achievement 6

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8 Requirement or Standard Compliance Area 2.8**Faculty qualifications and adequate # full-time faculty 2.5**Institutional effectiveness (strategic plans and improvement) all areas: administrative, educational, SLO, etc. 2.12Acceptable QEP based on key issues emerging from student learning assessment results **Administrator evaluations on periodic basis **Student learning improvement based on assessment results 3.3.2Acceptable QEP; broad-based involvement, goals, and assessment plan 3.4.3Admissions policies published 3.4.7Consortia relationships/contractual agreements 3.5.4Terminal degrees of faculty (25% rule at baccalaureate level) 3.7.1**Faculty competence/credentials/transcripts 3.12Substantive change 8

9 CR 2.8 and CS 3.7.1

10  Institution employs competent faculty qualified to accomplish the missions  Institution gives primary consideration to the highest earned degree in the discipline  Institution considers competence, effectiveness, capacity, including undergrad/grad degrees, work experiences, professional licensure, certifications, honors/awards, documented excellence in teaching 10

11  Evidence about how the institution determines the competencies of faculty and justifies that the qualification of the faculty person meets these competencies: ◦ Reviews Transcript (college and provost level review) ◦ Digitizes transcripts for SACS Faculty Roster ◦ Assigns CIP codes to each faculty member’s graduate degrees and each course taught by the faculty person ◦ Department chairs enter a justification for each instructor and teaching assignment that does not satisfy SACS logic ◦ Validate international transcripts of faculty 11

12  2002 SACS Reaffirmation UK was cited non- compliant as related to faculty competence  In response, UK developed Faculty Database (FDB) under the leadership of Diane Gagel  FBD allows UK to make faculty credentialing checks at time of hire and each semester at the course level ◦ Procedures involve CIP codes, dept. chair justifications of faculty credentials at the course- level 12

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14 14 College of Fine Art: Geraldine Maschio, Deborah Colston. College of Health Sciences: Sharon Stewart, Rena Murphy, Keturah Taylor. College of Law: Destiney Clark, Jason Souders. College of Medicine: Sandra Jaros, Charlotte Baker, Stephen Welch. College of Nursing: Nancy Mcdevitt. College of Pharmacy: Mandy Bucy. College of Public Health: Rebecca Flanagan. College of Social Work: Heather Bosworth, Chelsea Cushing, Karen Badger, Gary Trumble. Graduate School (Martin School, Patterson School): Patricia Whitlow, Cheryl Estes. Additional assistance for scanning of oversized transcripts, or transcripts requiring color and contrast adjustments: Mary Lou Cahal, Academic Technology Group, UKIT. College of Arts & Sciences: Debbie Burton, Nikki Noe (student worker). College of Agriculture: Lisa Collins, Brooke Stone, Ruth Cremeans. College of Business & Economics: Debbie O’Daniel, Melissa Huffman. College of Communications & Information Studies: Charlene Monaghan, Lousetta Carlson, Maggie Chapman, Nathan Stevens, Konstantin Tovstiadi. College of Dentistry: Barbara Dickson. College of Dentistry: Ginny Miller, Kimberly Light. College of Education: Tricia Adolph, Keri Puckett. College of Engineering: Mary Watts, Libby Weir, LynnTiley, Sue Mills, Betty Berry, Diane Mier, Linda Baldwin, Peter Hayman, Kathy Kotora, Kenny Blair.

15 15 College of Arts & Sciences College Agriculture College of Business & Economics College of Communications & Information Studies College of Dentistry College of Design College of Education College of Engineering College of Fine Arts College of Health Sciences College of Law College of Medicine College of Nursing College of Pharmacy College of Public Health College of Social Work Graduate School (Martin School, Patterson School) 100 to 95 % complete for instructor transcripts from Fall 2010 through Fall NOTE: instructor list for Spring 2012 will be shared late Fall. Teams will review and submit any transcript not already identified from summer transcript scanning activity. Pending some instructor transcripts: …Request for originals (where possible) …New instructors incoming for Fall 2011 …Transcript requiring translation

16 Focus on enhancing student learning or the environment for student learning CR 2.12 and CS 3.3.2

17  Co-leaders Drs. Snow, Sellnow and a team canvassed campus last year to announce QEP and get “Big Ideas” for potential topics  “Big Ideas” “White Papers”Topic:  “Multimodal Communication Across the Curriculum” MCXC  QEP Development Team is defining the learning outcomes, writing the QEP Plan, working to ensure campus-wide awareness of the topic, etc. 17

18 CR 2.5 and CS

19  Leadership of Dr. Mia Alexander-Snow and Tara Rose  Systematic review of 200 unit strategic plans and annual progress reports  Systematic review of educational units student learning assessment plans and the improvement action plans  October 31, 2011 deadline for  May 25, 2012 deadline for

20 Strategic Planning & Annual Progress Reporting Effort Unit Type# of Units IP % In Progress No Activity % No ActivityC% Complete Admin % Educational Total Provost President EVPFA As of September 27,

21 UnitIncomplete (less than 50% with significant edits, changes, or updates) In Progress (at least 50% & needs tweaking ) * Complete (100%) College Art Arts Administration Music Theater * Reports listed in Blackboard Outcomes For SACS compliance, all units must have a rating of “Complete” As of August 5,

22 UnitReview of Strategic PlanReview of Annual Progress Report College of Fine Arts Very well done--14 objectives ( ); all aligned to unit goals and UK goals; missing metrics Effort made--Strategies and assessment methods are very general, lack specificity; actual results, analyses, and improvement actions have place holders, no "real" data 22

23 UnitReview of Strategic PlanReview of Annual Progress Report ArtVery good start— 14 objectives. ( ) all aligned to UK goals; effective use of description; missing unit goals and metrics; need to review mission area Clearly articulated strategies; for some objectives, need assistance with assessment methods, reporting results (e.g., descriptor of sample size and outcomes), analyses--often read like results reporting, and at times writing of improvement actions were more like analyses 23

24 UnitReview of Strategic PlanReview of Annual Progress Report Arts Administration (Review is based on strategic plan as a Word document) Excellent Objectives ( ); clearly identified UK Goals, Unit Goals, and Unit metrics; Expect to be entered into Bb Outcomes and '09-'10 and ' years completed by Oct. 31, 2011 deadline 24

25 UnitReview of Strategic PlanReview of Annual Progress Report MusicUnit needs to revisit placement of its strategic plan and Annual Progress Report. As it stands, there is no strategic plan in place. The strategic plan should be under "Improvement Initiatives" and reassign a new name for the unit's "Improvement Project." Once the unit has everything in its place, then it can address the missing pieces: no UK goal, unit goal, and metric alignment to unit objectives. Also needs to develop common naming convention for unit goals, objective, and metrics Incomplete reporting—Very good objectives and strategies; no assessment methods, actual results, analyses, and improvement actions 25

26 UnitReview of Strategic PlanReview of Annual Progress Report TheatreGood Attempt objectives ( no naming conventions for unit identification) -- need assistance with naming objectives and identifying unit goals, metrics; objectives aligned to UK goals alignments, and objective mission; has not completed any of the annual progress report. All that is done is the completion of objectives 26

27  As of August 1, 2011, the University of Kentucky is not in compliance with comprehensive standard , due to incomplete evidence of student learning outcomes assessment and improvement.  All educational programs are asked to enter annual Improvement Action Plans with these criteria: ◦ Outcomes ◦ Methods of Assessment ◦ Benchmark/Target ◦ Results ◦ Analysis ◦ Improvement Action 27

28 28 CollegeNumber of Degree Programs Percent of Compliance based on the Improvement Plans entered into Blackboard Agriculture3882% Arts & Sciences6192% Business & Economics1080% Communications & Information786% Dentistry250% Design433% Education4117% Engineering3017% Fine Arts2171% Graduate School40% Health Sciences12100% Law10% Medicine1217% Nursing475% Pharmacy3100% Public Health40% Social Work3100% Graduate Certificates* due October 3100% Student Learning Assessment Compliance Rate25751%

29 DisciplineDegreeAction to Date Art EducationMasterStarted but incomplete Art StudioBachelorStarted but incomplete TheatreBachelorStarted but incomplete TheatreMasterIAP hasn’t been started Music EducationDoctorateIAP hasn’t been started Music Theory Pedagogy CertificateAssessment Plan and Improvement Action Plan Missing * IAP format in Blackboard Outcomes 29

30 30 Improvement Action Plan Rubric Criteria Meets Expectations Needs ImprovementAbsent Relationship between Assessment Tools and Outcomes55%35%10% Data Collection and Research Design Integrity49%42%9% Benchmark / Target65%23%12% Results58%26%16% Analysis40%37%23% Improvement Action ***43%37%20% Average52%33%15% Degree ProgramsPercent Bachelor6337% Master4526% Doctorate4526% Other/Administrative1911% Total Reviews by UAC Members172100%

31  Cross review of 1 st drafts of 16 CR and 56 CS  Prepare SACS Faculty Roster for UK Internal Review of teaching assignments  Link faculty transcripts to faculty credentials data in Xitracs  Provide an overview/update of SACS Reaffirmation process to University Senate – September meeting  Edit the Compliance Certification: CR, CS documents  Resolve noncompliance instances based on internal review 31

32 32 ActivitiesDue Date Type I TA Fall AssignmentsASAP Fall 2011 Course SyllabiOctober 15, 2011 Strategic Plans, Assessment Improvement Action Plans October 31, 2011 Faculty Credentials Completed for Fall 2011 courses November 30, 2011 Update faculty CVsDecember 2011

33 Activities Faculty CVs collected byJanuary 24 Winter/Spring 2012 Course SyllabiMarch 1 Faculty credentials completed for Winter and Spring 2012 March 30 Strategic Plans and Assessment Improvement Action Plans for May 25 Due Date 33

34 CS 3.12 Procedure, Timing, Reporting, Type of Report

35  Mia Alexander-Snow  Diane Gagel  Tomeia Luke  Connie Ray  Tara Rose  Jennifer Skaggs  Deanna Sellnow  Diane Snow  Kathryn Wong  And a host of others

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