The following updates may be of interest.
Information Fair Luncheon
Our third annual faculty and staff information fair will occur 12 February 2015 (Thursday) from 11:00 am to 12:45 pm. The Information Fair Luncheon provides the opportunity to ask questions about programs and units across campus: Library Learning Commons; Career and Academic Planning Services; Faculty Advisory Dashboard; IT; Conferencing; Transfer Credit; Bridge English; Campus Beautification; Office Assistants; College Relations; Student Services; ROTC; The Big Event; Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC); Faculty Teaching and Learning Center (TLC); Quality Matters; Transitional Studies Program and Early Alert; Essential Studies Program; Project Strive and TRIO; Learning Center; Deans; HLC, and Master Academic Plan (MAP).
Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Campus Visit Date Confirmed
April 24-25, 2017 is the campus visit dates for reaffirmation. The following link (https://www.ncahlc.org/Pathways/open-pathway.html) describes the Open Pathway for Reaffirmation, including an overview, comprehensive evaluation (and on-site visit), quality initiative, and related materials.
Book Holding Improves Circulation
Visit the Library Learning Commons (LLC) table at the Information Luncheon Fair on Thursday to find out more about “book holding” and its role in the LLC’s goal to improve its circulation rates and to make the CSC community more “reading aware.”
CSC Art Faculty Annual Exhibit and Reception
The current art faculty exhibition (February 9-20) and its reception (Thursday, 12 February, in Memorial Hall from 4:00 – 5:30) is an opportunity for CSC faculty and staff to view and discuss the work with their colleagues.
CSC Title IX Web Site
A Title IX web site has been created. There are links to the web site on both the CSC All Current Student Links page (http://www.csc.edu/nav/studentserv/) and the CSC All Employees Links page (http://www.csc.edu/nav/studentserv/).
As summarized in the 14 November 2014 VPAA Update, within the USA there are three broad kinds of accreditation. The 16 January 2015 VPAA Update outlined two significant state oversight entities.
A third facet of higher education oversight is specialized accreditation. Specialized accreditation may occur through various means: discipline specific (social work); discipline specific schools or colleges within universities (e.g. law schools); and in some cases stand-alone institutions, such as those serving the health industry. Not all academic disciplines have specialized accreditation entities such as history or literature. Some disciplines have more than one such as business, possessing three specialized accreditation bodies.
The following specialized accreditations have been granted to CSC:
- Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The ACBSP emphasizes teaching excellence. Such accreditation matches our central purpose as a learner-centered institution.
- Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). CSWE accreditation is required for CSC graduates if they intend to be certified in the State of Nebraska and wish to practice as social workers.
- Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). CAEP accreditation is required of programs in most states in order to teach in the United States public schools.
CSC is exploring accreditation with National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). This would provide CSC with a competitive edge.