2004 Northwest Accreditation Review
The Accreditator Super Challenge
Week Four - Answers
|Challenge:||50 pts||What are the five divisions included in the university's organizational structure?||Academic Affairs|
|Super Challenge:||100 pts||Outstanding teaching expertise can be found in each college and the library. What is the example given for excellent teaching in the Dumke College of Health Professions?
||Yasmen Simonian and her faculty designed and implemented two online degree programs with worldwide enrollees.|
|Bonus 1:||10 pts||Approximately how many of our faculty were active scholars in 2002-03?
|Bonus 2:||10 pts||The region for the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities included what seven states?||Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington|
|Challenge:||50 pts||The Teaching and Learning Forum hosts three T.E.A.M. workshops each semester. What do the letters T.E.A.M. represent?
||Teach, Energize, Assess, Mentor|
|Super Challenge:||100 pts||The Provost and Vice Presidents are evaluated by the President at the end of their term of service for reappointment. Input for these evaluations is solicited from a variety of sources. Name four of them.
||Vice Presidents, Deans, Faculty Senate Executive Committee, Board of Trustees, Board of Regents, Faculty and Staff, Community Members, Peers|
|Bonus 1:||10 pts||What three areas comprise the Division of University Relations?||Alumni Relations, University Communications, University Development|
|Challenge:||50 pts||What are the five responsibilities of the Board of Regents with regards to system planning?||Direct planning involving institutional mission and roles, budget needs, new programs, program reviews, distance and outreach education, statewide articulation of courses and programs.|
|Super Challenge:||100 pts||Nearly 150 faculty participated in undergraduate research with students in 2002-03. What was the example given for undergraduate research in the College of Education?||Paul Schvaneveldt worked with a student who developed and administered a questionnaire on eating disorders to over 400 adolescents in area high schools.|
|Bonus 1:||10 pts||Approximately what percent of WSU's full-time faculty hold terminal degrees as defined by their disciplines?
|Bonus 2:||10 pts||In the "Twelve Days of Christmas Accreditation Style" what did Kathleen Lukken give to Monica Mize on the fifth day? (Hint: This answer can not be found in the self study. It can be found on the accreditation website.)||Five Diet Cokes|
|Challenge:||50 pts||Since 1997 there has been consistency or improvement in 7 of the 10 Noel-Levitz survey questions regarding student perceptions of teaching. Which three areas indicated a decline in student satisfaction in 2000?||Faculty provides timely feedback.|
Quality of instruction I receive in most courses is excellent.
Nearly all faculty are knowledgeable in their field.
|Super Challenge:||100 pts||What are the eleven standing committees of the Faculty Senate?||
Academic Resources and Computing
|Bonus 1:||10 pts||Faculty responsibilities fall into what three categories?||Teaching|