Higher Learning Commission

2014 Collection of Papers

Table of Contents

Creating & Supporting Learning Environments

Leading Change: Optimizing Student Success Through Analytics
Linda Baer and Ann Hill Duin, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

PROPEL: The Value Proposition of a Comprehensive Portfolio of Services Supporting Student Success
Yaneth Correa, Richard Farrer, and Tamara Watkins, Colorado State University-Pueblo

Increased Pass Rates for Developmental Courses Resulting from Organizational Changes
Thomas Lonergan, Stephen Snyder, and Linda Rinker, Davenport University

A Comprehensive Attack on Retention and Traditional Developmental Education
Robin A. O’Quinn and Julie Dinger, Connors State College

Efficient Curricula: The Complexity of Degree Plans and Their Relation to Degree Completion
Gregory L. Heileman, Terry Babbitt, Chaouki T. Abdallah, and Michael J. Dougher, University of New Mexico

Why Do Students Fail? Faculty’s Perspective
Abour H. Cherif, DeVry University; Gerald E. Adams, Columbia College Chicago; Farah Movahedzadeh and Margaret A. Martyn, City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College; and Jeremy Dunning, Indiana University Bloomington

Concurrent Enrollment: Credentials, Rigor, and Integrity - The Wyoming Case
Gerald T. Giraud and Ronda Peer, Northwest College

Effective Models for a Diverse and Globally Connected Education
George W. Swan III and David C. Butty, Wayne county Community College District

Improving Degree Attainment for Adults: A Learning Community Curriculum Model That Works
Vicky Wood, Marion Technical College

A CALL to Action: Unlocking Potential, Achieving Success for Adult Learners
Dennis S. Lettman, University of Toledo

Gearing Up for Hybrid Teaching and Learning: Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes!
Lori A. Peterson and Daniel M. McGuire, Augsburg College

Best Practices for Supporting Adjunct Faculty
Ann Coburn-Collins, Saginaw Valley State University

Adjunct Faculty: Engagement and Community Through Professional Development
James O. Sawyer IV, Mary Lou Kata, and Deborah L. Armstrong, Macomb Community College

Critical Foundations: Delivering Standardized Professional Development to Adjunct Faculty
Lesa N. Louch and Steve M. Simpson, Baker College

 

Organizational Leadership

Course Activity Documentation: A Case Study of the Effective Design, Development, and Implementation of an Institutional Reporting Process
Jeff Reynolds, Carolinda Douglass, and Ritu Subramony, Northern Illinois University

Meeting Federal Financial Aid Regulations: Attendance and Participation Tracking
Kim Harvey, Sarah Bright, Allan Wamsley, Jefferson College

Building a Culture of Educational Innovation
Christoper W. Olsen, Maureen Noonan Bischof, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Leadership Gardening: Cultivating Leadership and Communication through Employee Development Programs
Ryan Blanton, Julie Dinger, and Tim Faltyn, Connors State College

Anticipating the Community College Leadership Void with an Internal Leadership Development Plan
Jonah Rice, Southeastern Illinois College, Steve O’Keefe, John A. Logan College

From Ashes to Accolades: A Journey to Robust Shared Governance
Jason Dude Lively, Deb Ayres, Lindenwood University

An Apolitical Approach to Reducing Faculty "Loyalty Tax" at a Public University
Michael R. Wick, Stephanie Jamelske, and Patricia A. Kleine, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Lean Academia: An Experiment to Improve Quality in Teaching
Denis Maier, Susan Brorson, and Barbara Keinath, University of Minnesota Crookston

OpenBook: Data Democracy for Stategic Decision Making and Cultural Change
Margaret A. Martyn, George Calisto, City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College; Brendan Aldrich and Nancy Chavez, City Colleges of Chicago District Office

Leading Strategic Planning Through Faculty Engagement
Julie Morrison, Rose B. Bellanca, and Bill Abernethy, Washtenaw Community College

Effective Strategic Planning for Disruptive and Challenging Times
James O. Luke, Lansing Community College

From Cyclical to Continuous Improvement: Assessment Feedback and Program Metrics
Derek J. Herrmann, Kristen M. Hendrickson, Bruce R. Stoffel, Illinois State University

A Systematic Approach to Assessing and Improving Co-curricular Student Services
Kurt Schoch, Janice Garfield, and Crissie Jameson, Walden University

Program Advancement: Putting the Pieces Together for Review and Improvement
Donna S. Statzell and Sue Selland, Hennepin Technical College

Cleaning, Maintaining, and Reporting Institutional Data
Michelle L. Deist, Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Broad Institutional Change through Effective Project Management
Susan M. Powers, April Hay, and Lisa Spence, Indiana State University

 

Assessment of Student Learning

Balancing Priorities: Sharing Responsibility for the Assessment of Student Learning
Andi Lassiter, Lynn Akey, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Using Dynamic Criteria Mapping to Improve Curricular Alignment Across Institutions
Kathy E. Johnson, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Carol Schuck, Ivy Tech Community College

Data Organization and the DQP: Embedding Assessment in a Student Information System
Robert J. Marsh, Christine M. Hammond, North Central Michigan College

The ROAD: Assessing writing and critical thinking with VALUE rubrics
Tod Porter, Joseph Palardy, Angela Messenger, Hillary Fuhrman, Youngstown State University

Using a Transformative Learning Transcript to Assess High-Impact Practices
John Barthell, Myron Pope, Jeffrey King, Cia Verschelden, Charles Hughes, Gregory Wilson, University of Central Oklahoma

Improving General Education Teaching through Assessment
Ranfen Li, Yanelet Delgado, Saleha Rizvi, University of Illinois at Chicago

Strengthening Foundations for Assessment Initiatives through Professional Development
Frederick Burrack, Chris Urban, Kansas State University

Curricular Coherence: A Prerequisite to Assessment
Carla R. Colletti, Justin Bitner, Julie Weissman, Webster University

 

Commission Processes for Maintaining Accreditation

Decisions, Decisions: Where to Put Evidence that Meets Several Criteria
Josie A. Welsh, Arkansas State University

Now What? Meaningful Campus Engagement: Strategies for Connecting Faculty and Staff to Reaccreditation … and Beyond
Janet L. Bland, Joseph Sullivan, Suzanne Walker, Marietta College

Institutional Effectiveness: The Foundation for Achieving Success with Accreditation Pathways
Lee Bash, Kathleen Clauson Bash, Graceland University

Choosing the HLC Assessment Academy as Quality Initiative
Karen Vittengl, Douglas Davenport, Truman State University; Joseph Friona, Franciscan University; Kimberly Robinson, Rebecca Timmons, University of Arkansas–Ft. Smith

Minimizing Resistance While Maximizing Engagement in HLC Reaccreditation: Self-Study Impact
Donna K. Pearson, Patrick O'Neill, Joan I. Hawthorne, University of North Dakota

Using HLC Criteria for Institutional Planning: A Success Story
Terry B. Smith, Steve Wiegenstein, Misty Bush, Columbia College

Strategies to Ensure a Flawless Site Visit
Mary P. Hoy, Maria S. Cole, Jamie L. Jones-Jarred, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Creating an Institutional Climate of Continuous Improvement—It Can Be Done!
Chris Crawford, Fort Hays State University; Ed Cunliff, University of Central Oklahoma; Diane Nyhammer, Blackhawk Technical College

 

Indexes

Keywords

Authors

Institutions

 

Best Paper Awards

Best Paper Award Overview

Best Paper Award Winners:
Increased Pass Rates for Developmental Courses Resulting from Organizational Changes
Thomas Lonergan, Stephen Snyder, and Linda Rinker, Davenport University

Using a Transformative Learning Transcript to Assess High-Impact Practices
John Barthell, Myron Pope, Jeffrey King, Cia Verschelden, Charles Hughes, Gregory Wilson, University of Central Oklahoma

Gearing Up for Hybrid Teaching and Learning: Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes!
Lori A. Peterson and Daniel M. McGuire, Augsburg College

Best Practices for Supporting Adjunct Faculty
Ann Coburn-Collins, Saginaw Valley State University

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