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Report of a Comprehensive   Evaluation Visit to Marshall University on April 10-12, 2006


- Self-Study Process
- History of Marshall University
- Concerns Addressed
- What We Have Learned
Future Directions

Criterion 1:
Mission and Integrity
Criterion 2:
Preparing for the Future
Criterion 3:
Student Learning and Effective Teaching
Criterion 4:
Acquisition, Discover, and Application of Knowledge
Criterion 5:
Engagement and Service

- Federal Compliance

  Higher Learning Commission


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Every ten years Marshall University undergoes an extensive self-study to prepare for a university-wide re-accreditation review by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). Accreditation assures our students that their academic programs meet nationally recognized standards. As part of the NCA accreditation process, Marshall University has completed a comprehensive Self-Study Report that examined all aspects of the institution. The Self-Study Report is available for your review. A NCA Self Study Team has conducted the NCA accreditation site visit on April 10-12, 2006. The Team Final report is now available for your review.

The New Criteria:

Criterion 1 - Mission and Integrity. The organization operates with integrity to ensure the fulfillment of its mission through structures and processes that involve the board, administration, faculty, staff, and students.

Criterion 2 - Preparing for the Future. The organization’s allocation of resources and its processes for evaluation and planning demonstrate its capacity to fulfill its mission, improve the quality of its education, and respond to future challenges and opportunities.

Criterion 3 - Student Learning and Effective Teaching. The organization provides evidence of student learning and teaching effectiveness that demonstrates it is fulfilling its educational mission.

Criterion 4 - Acquisition, Discovery, and Application of Knowledge. The organization promotes a life of learning for its faculty, administration, staff, and students by fostering and supporting inquiry, creativity, practice, and social responsibility in ways consistent with its mission.

Criterion 5 - Engagement and Service. As called for by its mission, the organization identifies its constituencies and serves them in ways both value.



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