Working Group #1: Mission and Goals, Administration, Leadership and Governance, and Integrity
Standard 1: Mission and Goals
The institution's mission clearly defines its purpose within the context of higher education and indicates who the institution serves and what it intends to accomplish. The institution's stated goals, consistent with the aspirations and expectations of higher education, clearly specify how the institution will fulfill its mission. The mission and goals are developed and recognized by the institution with the participation of its members and its governing body and are used to develop and shape its programs and practices and to evaluate its effectiveness.
Standard 4: Leadership and Governance
The institution's system of governance clearly defines the roles of institutional constituencies in policy development and decision-making. The governance structure includes an active governing body with sufficient autonomy to assure institutional integrity and to fulfill its responsibilities of policy and resource development, consistent with the mission of the institution.
Standard 5: Administration
The institution's administrative structure and services facilitate learning and research/scholarship, foster quality improvement, and support the institution's organization and governance.
Standard 6: Integrity
In the conduct of its programs and activities involving the public and the constituencies it serves, the institution demonstrates adherence to ethical standards and its own stated policies, providing support for academic and intellectual freedom.
Abigial Feder-Kane, Director of Institutional Support (Chair)
Christopher Baswell, Professor of English
Elizabeth Castelli, Professor of Religion
Amy DeRobertis, Associate Director, Donor Relations (Recorder)
Jennifer Fondiller, Dean of Admissions
Laura Kay, Professor of Physics & Astronomy
Guobin Yang, Associate Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures
Vivian Taylor, Chief of Staff and Vice President for Community Development
William Worthen, Professor of Theatre
Anna Ehrlich '11
Working Group #2: Institutional Resources, Planning and Allocation
Standard 2: Planning, Resource Allocation, and Institutional Renewal
An institution conducts ongoing planning and resource allocation based on its mission and goals, develops objectives to achieve them, and utilizes the results of its assessment activities for institutional renewal. Implementation and subsequent evaluation of the success of the strategic plan and the resource allocation support the development and change necessary to improve and to maintain institutional quality.
Standard 3: Institutional Resources
The human, financial, technical, physical facilities, and other resources necessary to achieve an institution's mission and goals are available and accessible. In the context of the institution's mission, the effective and efficient uses of the institution's resources are analyzed as part of ongoing outcomes assessment.
Gregory Brown, Chief Operating Officer of the College (Chair)
Karen Fairbanks, Professor of Architecture
Lisa Gamsu, Vice President for Administration
Nancy Hirshan, Associate Controller, Financial Reporting (Recorder)
Elizabeth Hutchinson, Assistant Professor of Art History
Vivianne Joseph, Manager, Employee & Labor Relations
Reshmi Mukherjee, Professor of Physics & Astronomy
Fred Neuhouser, Professor of Philosophy
Karen Raven, Assistant Vice President for Development
Lianna Fox '12 (Fall '09)
Working Group #3: Admissions, Student Support Services, and Related Educational Activities
Standard 8: Student Admissions and Retention
The institution seeks to admit students whose interests, goals, and abilities are congruent with its mission and seeks to retain them through the pursuit of the students' educational goals.
Standard 9: Student Support Services
The institution provides student support services reasonably necessary to enable each student to achieve the institution's goals for students.
Standard 13: Related Educational Activities
The institution's programs or activities that are characterized by particular content, focus, location, mode of delivery, or sponsorship meet appropriate standards.
Rosalind Rosenberg, Professor of History (Chair)
Annie Aversa, Associate Dean for Campus and Residential Life
Deborah Coen, Assistant Professor of History
Katie Glasner, Senior Associate of Dance
Timothy Halpin-Healy, Professor of Physics & Astronomy
Nikole Williams, Manager, Student Computing
Carolyn Middleton, Senior Associate Director of Admissions (Recorder)
Jessica Nunez, Assistant Dean for Student Development, Diversity & Activities
Michell Tollinchi-Michel, Director of Academic Success and Enrichment Programs
Felicia Montalvo '11
Working Group #4: Institutional Effectiveness and Student Learning Outcomes
Standard 7: Institutional Assessment
The institution has developed and implemented an assessment process that evaluates its overall effectiveness in achieving its mission and goals and its compliance with accreditation standards.
Standard 14: Assessment of Student Learning
Assessment of student learning demonstrates that, at graduation, or other appropriate points, the institution's students have knowledge, skills, and competencies consistent with institutional and appropriate higher education goals.
Steven Stroessner, Professor of Psychology (Chair)
Lee Anne Bell, Professor and Director of Education Program
Constance Brown, Registrar
Brenda Slade, Director of Health Services
Achsah Guibbory, Professor of English
Angela Haddad, Assistant Provost (Recorder)
Lisa Hollibaugh, First-Year Class Dean
Randall Reback, Assistant Professor of Economics
Herbert Sloan, Professor of History
Anna Engel '11
Working Group #5: Faculty, Curriculum and Educational Offerings
Standard 10: Faculty
The institution's instructional, research, and service programs are devised, developed, monitored, and supported by qualified professionals.
Standard 11: Educational Offerings
The institution's educational offerings display academic content, rigor, and coherence appropriate to its higher education mission. The institution identifies student learning goals and objectives, including knowledge and skills, for its educational offerings.
Standard 12: General Education
The institution's curricula are designed so that students acquire and demonstrate college-level proficiency in general education and essential skills, including at least oral and written communication, scientific and quantitative reasoning, critical analysis and reasoning, and technological competency.
Lynn Garafola, Professor of Dance (Chair)
James Basker, Professor of English
Dorothy Denburg, Dean of the College
Anne Higonnet, Professor of Art History
Robert Kahn, Associate Director of Educational Technologies
Dina Merrer, Associate Professor of Chemistry
Rebecca Stanton, Assistant Professor of Slavic
Phillip Usher, Assistant Professor of French
Rhonda Zangwill, Associate Director of Institutional Support (Recorder)
Sarah Belfer '12
Data Consultants to Working Groups
Sean Bixler, Institutional Research & Budget Analyst
Florrie Brafman, Manager, Academic Information Systems & Services