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1 Tuesday, October 3, 2006 Western Carolina University

2 Welcome Initiate the Year of the SACS Review; heighten awareness and excitement Initiate the Year of the SACS Review; heighten awareness and excitement Provide Overview and Updates Provide Overview and Updates Highlight institutional strengths and challenges Highlight institutional strengths and challenges Appreciate You Appreciate You Share Timelines for Share Timelines for Hopefully Entertain You Hopefully Entertain You

3 SACS Review Process Compliance Principles Quality Enhancement Plan Peer Review

4 SACS Reaffirmation 1946 – WCU Initially Accredited by SACS 1946 – WCU Initially Accredited by SACS 1996 – Date of Last SACS Review at WCU 1996 – Date of Last SACS Review at WCU 2007 – Date of Next SACS Review at WCU 2007 – Date of Next SACS Review at WCU 790+ – Number of Institutions Accredited by SACS 790+ – Number of Institutions Accredited by SACS

5 Compliance vs. Continuous Improvement

6 Compliance Audit Responses to 75 Principles of Accreditation – Submitted September 8, 2006 Responses to 75 Principles of Accreditation – Submitted September 8, 2006 Response from Commission on Colleges – Mid November, 2006 Response from Commission on Colleges – Mid November, 2006 Focused Report to SACS – February 1, 2007 Focused Report to SACS – February 1, 2007 On-Site Review – April 2-4, 2007 On-Site Review – April 2-4, 2007 Commission on Colleges Recommendation – December, 2007 Commission on Colleges Recommendation – December, 2007

7 Off-Site Reviewers Bert Bach, Provost ETSU, Team Chair Bert Bach, Provost ETSU, Team Chair Kaylene Gebert, Provost Middle Tennessee St. Kaylene Gebert, Provost Middle Tennessee St. Dorothy Leland President, Georgia College and State Univ. Dorothy Leland President, Georgia College and State Univ. Mark Workman Provost, Univ. North Florida Mark Workman Provost, Univ. North Florida

8 Off-Site Reviewers cont’d Deborah Ford, VP Student Affairs, Univ. West Florida Deborah Ford, VP Student Affairs, Univ. West Florida Ray Hayes, VP, Finance & Admin., Mississippi State University Ray Hayes, VP, Finance & Admin., Mississippi State University Marsha Krotseng, Chief Planning Officer, Valdosta State Univ. Marsha Krotseng, Chief Planning Officer, Valdosta State Univ. Yildiz Binkley, Director Libraries, Tennessee State Yildiz Binkley, Director Libraries, Tennessee State Susan Siltanen, Asst. Provost, Univ. So. Miss. Susan Siltanen, Asst. Provost, Univ. So. Miss.

9 On-Site Review Dates: April 2-4, 2007 Dates: April 2-4, 2007 Purpose: Purpose:  QEP and  Areas of non-compliance On-Site Reviewers??? On-Site Reviewers???

10 The QEP will Enhance ONE aspect of student learning Enhance ONE aspect of student learning Be Manageable Be Manageable Be Focused Be Focused Be Supported Be Supported Address a need Address a need Be Sustainable Be Sustainable Be Assessable Be Assessable Be Research-based Be Research-based Be Data-based Be Data-based Be Student- Centered Be Student- Centered

11 Synthesis: A Pathway to Intentional Learning 2004 Fall ~ Leadership Retreat 2004 Fall ~ Leadership Retreat 2005 Spring ~ Unit Visits 2005 Spring ~ Unit Visits 2005 Summer ~ Data Analysis 2005 Summer ~ Data Analysis 2006 Spring ~ Early Draft 2006 Spring ~ Early Draft 2006 Fall ~ Finalize Plan 2006 Fall ~ Finalize Plan

12 The Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

13 QEP’s Future Creation of the sum of its parts: Creation of the sum of its parts: 1. Introduction 2. Literature Review and Data Analysis 3. Implementation 4. Assessment 5. Anticipated Budget 6. References Discussions with campus community Discussions with campus community

14 Carol’s Appreciation Committee Chairs Committee Chairs Editors Editors Committee members and reviewers Committee members and reviewers Technical Support Technical Support Office of the Provost Office of the Provost Publications Publications All deans, department heads and their staffs All deans, department heads and their staffs Divisions and offices Divisions and offices

15 Before we hear from our Committee Co-Chairs, I am pleased to welcome Chancellor Bardo to the podium to make his remarks.

16 John W. Bardo Chancellor

17 The light at the end of the Tunnel is an oncoming Train…


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