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Solving Accreditation Fatigue with Technology: A Case Study with CAHME

with Dr. Anthony Stanowski President and CEO Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management As our communities increase calls for accountability, higher education accreditation has more visibility than ever before. Thoughtfully […]

Beginning the ABHE Accreditation Journey: A Case Study with Faith Bible College International

with Michael French Dean of Academic Affairs Faith Bible College International   While it isn’t the first analogy one might think of, an accreditation report is a story. It details […]

Are We Really Closing the Loop? Implementation Fidelity Opens that Black Box

Using results to inform and improve programs and learning is the foundation of assessment work. But what if the data or our interpretation is faulty?

IE Makeover: Simple Strategies to Simplify Processes and Increase Quality

Sometimes it can feel difficult to get excited about Institutional Effectiveness, not only as an individual but for a campus. Recently in a webinar Mount Saint Mary’s University shared their […]

Fear Not: Be Prepared for Your Accreditation Site Visit

While writing an accreditation report is challenging, many will confess the on-site visit intimidates them even more. It doesn’t have to! Dr. Josephine Welsh has participated at many levels of […]

Telling Your Story to Your Accreditor: 7 Practical Tips

Most assessment, accreditation, and IE directors didn’t set out to be in their roles. Typically the jobs were filled by organized faculty and staff with a true desire to understand […]

Fall Refresh: The Perfect Time to Update Assessment Tools

Fall semester is such an energizing time on campus! It is also a perfect time to begin thinking about your assessment plan for the year. Specifically, what instruments you want […]

Curriculum Mapping 101

While curriculum maps have been around for years, unless you have a pedagogy background you may not have ever created one. They are a useful visual representation of how a […]

CAS for Regional Accreditation: 3 Tips To Leverage

The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) has promoted standards in student affairs, student services, and student development programs for over 20 years.CAS helps you create a culture of assessment while preparing you for regional accreditation. Your institution can leverage CAS to ensure an excellent review by using its program to focus on mission fulfillment, collect constructive data, and enact quality action plans for improvement.

Effects of COVID-19 on Accreditation: Accreditor Interview

Recently Weave convened a group of accreditors to talk about the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic on accreditation site visits. The five panelists shared their experiences so far, and discussed future planning for virtual and hybrid site-visits.

Program Review 101

Decades ago, setting up annual assessment plans to assess student learning outcomes was the focus of much of our work. As we move forward, we recognize the potential value of stepping back from that annual cycle to take a broader look at program effectiveness. It’s the view from 10,000 feet so to speak, and it allows us to take a less iterative look at how programs contribute to the overall mission of the school, as well as how students learn both inside and outside of the classroom.

Accreditation and Assessment Resources When the Unexpected Happens

If there’s anything the last two years have taught us, it is to expect changes and be flexible. But how has this played out in more rigid institutions, like higher education assessment? To help give some insight, we reviewed accrediting sites and interviewed Dr. Tisha Paredes, the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment at Old Dominion University.