2016 NEASC Accreditation

In 2014, the University administration assembled a steering committee and standards committee, comprised of faculty, administrators, and staff to develop a self-study. The standards committee was designed off of the 2011 standards of accreditation. Following the submission of draft standards, the steering committee compiled the drafts and edited the document to form a single narrative voice. Upon completion in early 2016, the steering committee reformatted the draft to meet the 2016 standards.

Self-Study and Appendix Documents

UConn NEASC Self-Study Aug. 4 2016

UConn NEASC Appendix Documents Aug. 4 2016

UConn NEASC Self-Study with Appendix Documents Aug. 4 2016

Please note that the Self-Study is formatted to the 2016 Standards for Accreditation; however, the Data First Forms use the previous iteration of the Standards. The Forms have been embedded appropriately behind their new partner Standards within the Self-Study.

The Self-Study’s Preamble organically contains the Introduction and Institutional Overview.

The visiting team may also access departmental Assessment Plans through HuskyCT.

Exhibits

The Appendix Documents are also available in the Preamble Exhibits and the Standard Three Exhibits (University Organizational Charts).

Preamble Exhibits

P.1 – Affirmation of Compliance

P.2 – Student Achievement and Success- Making Assessment More Explicit (E series)

P.3 – Documenting Student Success (S-series)

P.4 – 2011 NEASC Interim Report Letter

Standard One Exhibits

1.1 – UCONN 2000

1.2 – University Assessment Plan

Standard Two Exhibits

2.1 – Academic Vision

2.2 – Academic Vision Goals Metrics

2.3 – Program Review Self-Study Template

2.4 – Academic Centers and Institutes Best-Practices Guidelines

Standard Three Exhibits

3.1 – By-Laws of the University of Connecticut

3.2 – University Organizational Charts

3.3 – Diversity Task Force Report

3.4 – By-Laws, Rules, and Regulations of the University Senate

Standard Four Exhibits

4.1 – Academic Advising Task Force Report

4.2 – GEU-UAW Collective Bargaining Agreement

4.3 – Undergraduate Catalog

4.4 – Graduate Catalog

4.5 – Student Evaluation of Teaching Form and Data

4.6 – 2016 Facts Sheet

Standard Five Exhibits

5.1 – Responsibilities of Community Life – The Student Code

5.2 – Higher Education Retention Records

5.3. – Division of Student Affairs Strategic Plan

Standard Six Exhibits

6.1 – Longitudinal Storrs Research Data, 2015

6.2 – Full-Time Teaching Faculty by Rank and Gender

6.3 – American Association of University Professors Collective Bargaining Agreement

6.4 – 2014 Faculty Data

Standard Seven Exhibits

7.1 – UCPEA Collective Bargaining Agreement

7.2 – Degrees Conferred

7.3 – University Libraries- Additional Information

7.4 – IT Strategic Plan

7.5 – IT Governance PPT

7.6 – Campus Master Plan

7.7 – District Guidelines

7.8 – Classroom Design Standards

7.9 – Comprehensive Plan for Next Generation Connecticut – Investment Principles FY 15-24

7.10 – UConn Storrs Financial Report, June 30, 2015

7.11 – UConn Health Financial Report, June 30, 2015

7.12 – State of Connecticut Auditors Report – University of Connecticut – Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2012 and 2013

7.13 – State of Connecticut Auditors Report – University of Connecticut Health Center – Fiscal Years Ended June 30, 2013 and 2014

Data First Forms

Please note that the Self-Study is formatted to the 2016 Standards for Accreditation; however, the Data First Forms use the previous iteration of the Standards. The Forms have been embedded appropriately behind their new partner Standards within the Self-Study.

Data First – General Information 2016

Data First – Standard 1 – Mission and Purposes 2016

Data First – Standard 2 – Planning and Evaluation 2016Data First – Standard 3 – Organization and Governance 2016

Data First – Standard 3 – Organization and Governance 2016Data First – Standard 3 – Organization and Governance (Locations and Modalities)

Data First – Standard 4 – The Academic Program (Summary)

Data First – Standard 4 – The Academic Program (Undergraduate)

Data First – Standard 4 – The Academic Program (Graduate)

Data First – Standard 4 – The Academic Program (Credit Hours)

Data First – Standard 5 – Faculty (Rank, Gender, Salary)

Data First – Standard 5 – Faculty (Highest Degrees, Teaching Assignments)

Data First – Standard 5 – Faculty (Appointments, Tenure, Departures, Retirements)

Data First – Standard 5 – Faculty (Faculty by Department)

Data First – Standard 6 – Students (Admissions)

Data First – Standard 6 – Students (Enrollment)

Data First – Standard 6 – Students (Financial Aid, Debt, Developmental Courses)

Data First – Standard 7 – Library and Other Information Resources (Library)

Data First – Standard 7 – Library and Other Information Resources (Information Technology)

Data First – Standard 8 – Physical and Technological Resources

Data First – Standard 9 – Financial Resources (Statement of Financial Position)

Data First – Standard 9 – Financial Resources (Statement of Revenues and Expenses)

Data First – Standard 9 – Financial Resources (Statement of Debt)

Data First – Standard 9 – Financial Resources (Supplemental Data)

Data First – Standard 10 – Public Disclosure

Data First – Standard 11- Integrity

Course Catalogs

Undergraduate Catalog

Graduate Catalog

Additional Documents Requested by or Provided to the Visiting Team

Professional Accreditation Letters

School of Business Accreditation

2011 AACSB / 2016 AACSB

School of Dental Medicine Accreditation

2008 CODA / 2015 CODA

Neag School of Education Accreditation

2010 NCATE / 2015 NCATE

School of Engineering Accreditation

2008 ABET / 2014 ABET / 2016 ABET

School of Law Accreditation

2004 ABA / 2011 ABA

School of Medicine Accreditation

2010 LCME / 2012 LCME / 2013 LCME / 2014 LCME

School of Nursing Accreditation

2005 CCNE / 2011 CCNE / 2014 CCNE APRN / 2014 CCNE DNP / 2015 CCNE BS / 2015 CCNE MS

School of Pharmacy Accreditation

2007 ACPE / 2013 ACPE / 2016 ACPE

School of Social Work Accreditation

2006 CSWE / 2013 CSWE

Graduate Student Data

Demographic Information: Giolas-Harriott Fellowship and Cradnel-Cordero Fellowship

Enrollment Data: Campus and Degree (Fall 2016)

Enrollment Data: 2003 – 2016

Sampling of Graduate Course Syllabi

Accounting 5181

Curriculum and Instruction 5830

Curriculum and Instruction 6094

Drama 5121

Educational Leadership 5201

Educational Leadership 6313

Educational Psychology 5710

Electrical and Computer Engineering / Biomedical Engineering 6126

Finance 5533

Management 5223

Marketing 5115

Materials Science and Engineering 5322

Mechanical Engineering 5895

Operations and Information Management 6202

Career Data

Undergraduate Career Data (2015-2016)

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Faculty and Student Contact

Draft Academic Plan Implementation Matrix and Metrics

Academic Plan Implementation Matrix (2014 – 2024) – DRAFT

Academic Plan Metrics (2014 – 2024) – DRAFT

Program Review Self-Study Samples

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (2012)

Natural Resources and the Environment (2013)

Linguistics (2015)

Foundation Annual Report

UConn Foundation – Annual Report FY15

Tuition and Fees Comparisons

Tuition and Fees Comparison

Centers and Institutes

Centers and Institutes Review Timeline

Sampling of Undergraduate Course Syllabi

Accounting 2101

Accounting 4243

Electrical and Computer Engineering 4141

Electrical and Computer Engineering 4901

English 2407 (Added 9/29/16)

English 4601 (Added 9/29/16)

History 3460

History 3820


Steering Committee

  • Thulasi Kumar*, Assistant Vice Provost, Institutional Research and Effectiveness;
  • Brandon Murray, Academic Affairs and Policy Specialist;
  • Suresh Nair, Professor, Operations and Information Management; Associate Dean, School of Business; Co-Chair;
  • Sally Reis, Distinguished Professor, Educational Psychology; Vice Provost for Academic Affairs; and
  • Yuhang Rong, Accreditation Liaison Officer; Assistant Vice Provost, Global Affairs; Co-Chair

Standards Committee

  • Mark Boyer, Distinguished Professor, Geography;
  • Preston Britner, Professor, Human Development and Family Studies;
  • Patti Fazio, Assistant Vice President for Brand Strategy;
  • Kimberly Fearney, Director of Compliance and Ethics Liaison;
  • Hedley Freake, Professor, Nutritional Sciences;
  • Michael Gilbert, Vice President for Student Affairs;
  • Kent Holsinger**, Distinguished Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Dean of the Graduate School;
  • Scott Kennedy, Senior Director, Undergraduate Education and Access Services, University Libraries;
  • Thulasi Kumar*, Assistant Vice Provost, Institutional Research and Effectiveness;
  • Jennifer Lease Butts, Assistant Vice Provost for Enrichment Programs; Director, Honors Program;
  • Andy Moiseff, Professor, Physiology and Neurobiology; Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
  • Michael Mundrane, Vice Provost and Chief Information Officer;
  • Suresh Nair, Professor, Operations and Information Management; Associate Dean, School of Business;
  • Mark Overmyer-Velazquez, Professor, History; Director, El Instituto;
  • Shirley Roe, Professor, History; Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences;
  • Lawrence Silbart, Professor, Allied Health Sciences; Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives; and
  • Jeremy Teitelbaum, Professor, Mathematics; Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Several committee members established sub-committees and working groups while developing drafts of the standards.

2016 NEASC Visitation Team

  • Dr. Kumble Subbaswamy, Chancellor, University of Massachusetts (Team Chair)
  • Dr. Donald H. DeHayes, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Rhode Island
  • Ms. Laura E. Hubbard, Vice President for Finance and Administration, University at Buffalo
  • Dr. Carol H. Kim, Vice President for Research/Dean of Graduate School, University of Maine
  • Dr. Mary Y. Lee, Professor of Medicine, Tufts University
  • Dr. Wanda S. Mitchell, Special Assistant to the President for Strategic Initiatives and Collaborations, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Dr. Staci J. Provezis, Assistant Provost for Assessment, University of Illinois
  • Dr. Kenneth Sacks, Professor of History, Brown University
  • Ms. Mara R. Saule, CIO and Dean of Libraries and Learning Resources, University of Vermont
  • Dr. Linda S. Wells, Former Special Assistant to the Provost, Boston University

*Dr. Kumar left UConn in early 2016.

**Dr. Sandra Chafouleas, Professor of Educational Psychology and former Associate Dean of The Graduate School, served on the committee before returning to the Neag School of Education to serve as Associate Dean. Drs. Chafouleas and Holsinger developed the standard jointly.