Higher Learning Commission

2015 Collection of Papers

Table of Contents


“Assessment’s Not My Job!” Engaging Staff in Co-curricular Assessment
Erika Beseler and Jeremy Penn, North Dakota State University in Fargo

Aligning Assessment: Developing Performance Tasks to Assess GE Outcomes
Joan Hawthorne, Melissa Gjellstad, and Ryan Zerr, University of North Dakota

Better Together: The Multi-State Collaborative to Advance Learning Outcomes Assessment
Julie Carnahan and Terrel Rhodes, Association of American Colleges and Universities

Facing our Worst Fear-Assessment, Success Funding, and Selling Out
Gina Kamwithi, North Central State College

Improving Course-Embedded Assessment through Faculty Development
Mary Kay Jordan-Fleming and James H. Bodle is Director, Mount St. Joseph University

Quality Initiative Project in Action: Assessing Learning in Public Affairs
Keri Franklin, Missouri State University

Self-Rating: A Case Study in Indirect Assessment MeasuresSelf-Rating: A Case Study in Indirect Assessment Measures
John Patterson, Bellevue University

Ten Engaging Strategies for Assessment and Faculty Development Activities
Tami J. Eggleston and Christine M. Bahr, McKendree University


Improving Teaching and Learning

Infusing Quality Matters Standards as a Quality Initiative Project
Nancy Kramer and DeAnn Ambroson, Allen College

Making a Difference: Faculty Development in Competency Based Education
Freda Z. Hartman, Cheryl Bann, Brian Barton, and Kim Pearce, Capella University

Online Teaching Presence: Integrating The Seven Principles for Undergraduate Education
Carrie Daninhirsch, Joy Henrich, Karen Meyer, and Ann Morgan, Rasmussen College

The DNA of Higher Education Innovation: Innovative Program Impact
Thomas P. Jandris, Claudia Santin, and Jennifer R. Groh, Concordia University Chicago

Why Do Students Fail? Academic Leaders’ Perspectives
Abour H. Cherif, DeVry University; Gerald E. Adams, Columbia College Chicago; and Farahnaz Movahedzadeh, City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College


Higher Education Leadership

Accelerating Faculty Identity: Achieving Staying Power in Academic Leadership Programs
Ed Cunliff and Jeanetta D. Sims, University of Central Oklahoma

Rogues and Curmudgeons: Special Challenges to Community College Leaders
Terry O’Banion, National American University

The Benefits of Generative Leadership in Community Colleges
Jill Channing, Kankakee Community College


Student Success

A Non-Traditional Remediation Model: Becoming the Gateway to Student Success
John Barthel, Jesse Byrne, Alana McAnally, and Myron Pope, University of Central Oklahoma

Demystifying Persistence and Retention Data
Charles Parker, Joe Blankenau, and Suzanne Sydow, Wayne State College

Employing Academic Analytics: Strategies for Student Success in Gateway Courses
David Underwood, Arkansas Tech University; Monica Varner, Southwestern Oklahoma State University; and Drew K. Koch, John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

Models of Student Success: Academic Outcomes Addressed Through Internships
Sue Leister and Daniel L. Leister, Alverno College

Native Earth Leaders: An Academy for Student Success and Leadership
Johnny D. Jones and Jerrick L. Hornbeak, Little Priest Tribal College

Toward an Integrative Approach to Graduate Student Access and Success
Yaneth Correa, Erin DeCuir, and Shanna Farmer, Colorado State University-Pueblo


Accreditation and Planning

Evolution of Program Review and Integration of Strategic Planning
Kathleen Clauson Bash, Graceland University

Toward an Aligned Accreditation and Program Review Process: Institutional Case Study
Ritu Subramony, Stephen Wallace, and Carrie Zackt, Northern Illinois University



Institution Index

Keyword Index


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