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1 The Year Three Report and Visit Ronald L. Baker Executive Vice President Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

2 Year Three Self-Evaluation Report Title page to include: Title of Self-Evaluation Report Name of Institution Date Submitted Table of Contents Institutional Overview [Two (2) pages maximum] Preface Brief Update on Institutional Changes Since Last Report Response to Addenda Requested by NWCCU

3 Year Three Self-Evaluation Report *Chapter One: Mission, Core Themes, and Expectations Eligibility Requirements 2 and 3 (Executive Summary) Standard 1.A Mission to include (3 pages max) : Institution’s Mission Statement Interpretation of Mission Fulfillment Articulation of Acceptable Extent of Mission Fulfillment Standard 1.B Core Themes One Section per Core Theme (3 pages max each) to include: Title of the Core Theme Brief Description of the Core Theme Objectives of the Core Theme Indicators of Achievement of Core Theme Objectives Rationale for the Selection of those Indicators *Updated since last report

4 Year Three Self-Evaluation Report Chapter Two: Resources and Capacity Eligibility Requirements 4 through 21 (Executive Summary) Standard 2.A Governance Standard 2.B Human Resources Standard 2.C Education Resources Standard 2.D Student Support Resources Standard 2.E Library and Information Resources Standard 2.F Financial Resources Standard 2.G Physical and Technological Infrastructure Conclusion

5 Evidence List of required documents in development Provide evidence to support report Use 2003 Accreditation Handbook as guide Electronic or printed

6 Standard 2.A Governance Overarching Considerations Governing Board Leadership and Management Policies and Procedures Academics Students Human Resources Institutional Integrity Academic Freedom Finance

7 Standard 2.B Human Resources Sufficiency Qualifications Duties/Responsibilities/Workloads Evaluation Professional Development

8 Standard 2.C Education Resources Overarching Considerations Undergraduate Programs Graduate Programs Continuing Education/Non-Credit Programs

9 Standard 2.D Student Support Resources Requirements/Policies/Procedures Orientation/Advising Student Records Rights and Responsibilities Financial Aid/Obligations

10 Standard 2.E Library and Information Resources Adequacy Appropriateness Accessibility Instruction/Use

11 Standard 2.F Financial Resources Adequacy Accuracy Stability Security Planning/Forecasting

12 Standard 2.G Physical and Technological Infrastructure Physical Infrastructure Adequacy Accessibility Safety/Security Master Planning Equipment Technological Infrastructure Appropriateness Adequacy Instruction/Support Update/Replacement Planning

13 Third Party Comment Notice US DOE regulations require an opportunity for third-party comment concerning an institution’s qualifications for accreditation or preaccreditation. The institution is expected to provide notification to its publics regarding the impending visit and send a verification copy of that public notice to the office of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. 34 CFR § (b)

14 Chair Standards 1.A; 1.B; 2.A; ERs 2-21 Year Three Committee Structure Evaluator 1 Standards 2.B; 2.D (Students) Evaluator 2 Standard 2.C (Academics) Evaluator 3 Standard 2.E (Library) Evaluator 4 Standards 2.F; 2.G (Finance)

15 Evaluator Volunteers his/her time From out-of-state institution Specific area(s) of responsibility Knowledgeable in assigned area(s) Completed evaluator training

16 Anatomy of the Visit Day 0 4:00 p.m. Organizational Meeting Day 1 Introductory Opening Meeting Evaluation Activities Private Committee Meeting Day 2 Evaluation Activities Private Committee Meeting Day 3 Final Private Committee Meeting Chair Meets with President Exit Meeting

17 Post Visit Institution: Reviews draft of peer-evaluation report for correction of factual errors Receives final report from NWCCU office May provide Commissioners with written response to peer- evaluation report. Invited to meet with Commissioners when the evaluation is considered

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