Presentation on theme: "Accreditation Liaison Officers (ALOs)"— Presentation transcript:
1 Accreditation Liaison Officers (ALOs) MSCHE Annual ConferenceDecember 2011Robert A. SchneiderSenior Vice President
2 Who is the ALO? The primary contact with MSCHE staff A resource to the institution on accreditation issuesSomeone with time, knowledge and authority to engage with president and others on campus on accreditationNot the president and not a consultant
3 ALO roles and responsibilities For Commission guidelines see:The Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) Role andResponsibilitiesFor resources see:ALO Orientation e-Packet
4 What does an ALO need to know? Commission ScheduleAccreditation Events and CyclesAnnual Reporting Requirement (IP)Follow-Up Reporting RequirementsHandbooks contentsPolicies, Guidelines & ProceduresMSCHE Website ContentsALO NewsletterWorkshops, Institutes, Conferences
5 Commission MeetingsFull Commission meets early March, late June, and mid-NovemberTakes action on recommendations following from Self-Study Evaluations, Periodic Review Reports, Follow-up Reports and VisitsActions communicated within 30 days of meetings
6 Commission Schedule Committee meetings Self-Study Evaluations: 3 x yearPeriodic Review Reports: 4-5 x year (October)Follow-up Reports: 3 x yearSubstantive Change Requests: every other month (February, April, etc.) with deadline the first of the month before (January, March)
7 Accreditation Events and Cycles Self-study evaluation and visit: every ten years (except newly accredited: five years after first accreditation)Periodic Review Report: five-year interim report between self-studies: always due June 1Annual Institutional Profile: due in April of each year
8 Annual Institutional Profile Offers evaluation teams and staff a snapshot of an institution's structure, operations, finances, and accreditation status;Enables staff to monitor an individual institution's compliance with selected aspects of accreditation standards;
9 Annual Institutional Profile Updates the on-line member Directory of member and candidate institutions and the Statement of Accreditation Status;Provides the Commission with a basis for assessing dues; andAssists staff in developing region-wide aggregate data.
11 Follow-up ReportsCan be requested as result of self-study evaluation, periodic review report, or previous follow-up reportProgress reportMonitoring reportSupplemental report
12 Follow-up Reports See Guidelines: Follow-Up Reports and Visits
13 Know your handbooks!!Characteristics of Excellence in Higher Education: Requirements of Affiliation and Standards for AccreditationHandbook for Periodic Review ReportsSelf-Study: Creating a Useful Process and ReportTeam Visits: Conducting and Hosting an Evaluation Visit
14 HandbooksAll available on our website,Can also be ordered at the website
15 HandbooksCheck handbooks for information prior to contacting the Commission staff with questionsSelf-studies are to be 100 pp single-spaced, 200 pp double-spaced
16 Policies (categories) General Accreditation Policies, Guidelines, and ProceduresThe Peer Review ProcessInstitutional Programs and ServicesPublic and Government Relationships and Communication
17 Policies (categories) International ProgramsCommission Administrative ProceduresComplaints, Comments, and Appeals
18 Policies See Policies, Guidelines & Procedures index:
19 Policies of special note Substantive Change Policy:Substantive Change Processes:Substantive Change Visits to Branch Campuses and Additional Locations:
20 Policies of Special Note Schedule of Dues and Fees:Selection of Peer Evaluators:
21 Policies of Special Note Contracts by Accredited and Candidate Institutions For Education-Related Services:
22 Special note regarding policies They change!Be sure to check the website for most up-to-dateChanges due to HEOA, etc.
24 www.msche.org Institutions Alpha order: all candidate and accredited institutionsBasic directory information, institutional website link, date of accreditation and latest reaffirmationStatement of Accreditation Status and Detail View
25 ALO NewsletterMSCHE ALO Newsletter is published five times each year: Early Fall, Early Winter, Winter, Spring, and Summer.ALO Newsletters are also archived on our website:
26 MSCHE events Self-Study Institute (invitation) Periodic Review Report Workshop (invitation)Chairs and Evaluators Workshop (invitation)Annual conferenceAssessment WorkshopsPlanning and Assessment Workshops
27 Final tips Check the website regularly Check with the president’s office upon receipt of MSCHE communications to make sure they receive prompt attentionKeep up with due dates for reportsCommunicate with constituencies as neededGet to know your Commission liaison!
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