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Preparation for the 2007 NCA Accreditation Visit

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This page contains links to many of the training documents used by NCA (or guest speakers) at the yearly accreditation meetings. The title of the presentation is accompanied by a brief description as well as the presenting organization. Some of these resources may be repeated elsewhere on this site if they are of particular interest for a specific section.

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Title/Link Contents
The Alpha, Lambda, and Omega of the Self-Study Process Pikes Peak Community College
Presentation about initiating, sustaining and concluding the self-study process.
Achieving an Evaluative Self-Study Report Using a Technical Writing Framework Cottey College
Looks at committees, focus groups and preparing the document from a technical writing perspective.
Using a Virtual Data and Document Center to Support the Accreditation Self-Study Process, Visit and Beyond Arizona State University
Focuses on the online resource room.
Get TECH SMART! New Mexico Tech
Getting people involved in the accreditation process and having fun.
Where's the Beef? Getting a Gourmet Self-Study for the Price of a Value Meal - Part I The University of Findlay
Beginning the self-study process.
Where's the Beef? Getting a Gourmet Self-Study for the Price of a Value Meal - Part II The University of Findlay
Completing the self-study process. Having fun.
Coordinating the Self-Study: The Home Stretch Part I Rockhurst University
Examples of contents of the physical resource room.
Coordinating the Self-Study: The Home Stretch Part II Rockhurst University
A self-study table of contents - old criteria
Grass Roots Assessment Dana College
At the end there are examples of student and faculty assessment surveys.
Assessment for Learning Part I: The Institutional Experience Higher Learning Commission
How do we assess student learning?
Assessing Community Engagement: A Case Study Otterbein College
Community Engagement Survey
Generation NeXt Comes to College: Meeting the Postmodern Student Arkansas State University - Beebe
Meeting the needs of the new generation of students.
Commission Policy and Good Practices on Transfer of Credit Higher Learning Commission
NCA discussion on policy/documentation/practice for transfer of credit
Principles of Good Practice in Overseas International Education Programs for Non-U.S. Nationals Higher Learning Commission
NCA discussion on policy/documentation/practice
The Criteria for Accreditation and the Operational Indicators Higher Learning Commission
NCA discussion on the new criteria and the statistical data nesessary for the accreditation report
Delving into the Criteria Higher Learning Commission
NCA slide show presentation of the new criteria
Commission Policies Higher Learning Commission
68 pages of policies related to NCA accreditation - no discussion, just the policies
Principles of Good Practice in Adult Completion Programs to be Observed by NCA Institutions and Reserved for Patterns of Evidence by Consultant-Evaluators Higher Learning Commission
Short NCA discussion of adult completion programs