Here is the list with #1 being the most frequent:
#10 - Admissions Documentation
There is no adequate documentation in the student files to show the institution adheres to its admissions policies.
#9 – Student and Faculty Files
Student files are missing the final transcript. Faculty transcripts are not official.
#8 – Externships
There is not sufficient documentation to show compliance with the externship portion of the program: no proper supervision, attendance records, or evaluation of students on file.
#7 – Program Management Qualifications
The Director of Education, Dean, or Program Director qualifications do not comply with the necessary requirements: degree, experience, license, or certification.
#6 – Advisory Board
The advisory board lacks adequate representation, meetings, or meeting minutes.
#5 – Syllabi
The institution's course syllabi are not in compliance or are not given to students at the beginning of each course.
#4 – Professional Growth
Administrative personnel and faculty lack the required annual professional growth plan and activities.
#3 – Outcomes
The reported placement rates cannot be verified due to unsatisfactory or non-existing documentation.
#2 – Surveys
There is no evidence that students have participated in surveys, or survey benchmarks have been developed.
#1 - Program Outcome Assessment
Programs fail to demonstrate an established and documented plan for assessing their effectiveness as defined by specific outcomes.
Staying Site Visit Ready
Maintaining an educational institution in compliance should not represent an additional effort or expense. The recommendation for recently established institutions is to take time to examine each one of the areas presented above and identify any that may need improvement.
The Recipe for Sucess
Here is the recipe to bullet-proof your compliance and Best Practices plan in four simple steps:
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