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Critical Success Factor 3_98

Critical Success Factor 3_98

Critical Success Factor: (3) INSTRUCTIONAL QUALITY
Performance Indicator: (3A) CLASS SIZE AND STUDENT/TEACHER RATIOS Measure: A two part measure which includes

1) The average class size for each of: a) lower-division lecture classes and b) upper-division lecture classes.

2) Ratio of FTE students to FTE teaching faculty.

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Definition: FTE teaching faculty is defined as full time, unclassified faculty at the rank of instructor, assistant, associate professor, or professor at institutions, who teach at least three credit hours, measured in the fall semester, combines with all part time faculty converted to FTE’s based on course credit hours taught. Unclassified employees who hold positions above department chair, such as deans, vice presidents, vice chancellors, and presidents are excluded.

FTE student is defined based on specified numbers of credit hours per student, based on the level of the student.

Lecture classes are defined by the respective institution

Lower division is defined as courses offered for credit towards the first and second year of an undergraduate degree program, an associate’s degree program, or a technical or vocational degree below the baccalaureate.

Upper division is defined as courses offered for credit toward the third and fourth year of a four year undergraduate degree program.

All medical faculty are excluded for research institutions.

Method of Reporting: CHEMIS data

 

Performance Indicator: (3B) NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS TAUGHT BY FACULTY Measure: Average number of student credit hours taught by full-time teaching faculty.

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Definition: Full time teaching faculty is defined as full time, unclassified faculty at the rank of instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, or professor at institutions, who teach at least three credit hours, measured in the fall semester.

Unclassified employees who hold positions above department chair, such as deans, vice presidents, vice chancellors, and presidents, are excluded.

For the technical colleges, for those faculty whose load is determined entirely by contact hours rather than credit hours, a contact hour conversion formula will be used to produce credit hour productivity.

Method of Reporting: CHEMIS data

 
Performance Indicator: (3C) RATIO OF FULL-TIME FACULTY AS COMPARED TO OTHER FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES Measure: The total number of all full-time faculty members as a percent of the total number of all full-time employees.

Definition: Full-time faculty are defined by Integrated Post-Secondary Educational Data System (IPEDS) Fall Staff Survey, as those employees whose specific assignments customarily are made for the purpose of conducting instruction, research, or public service as a principle activity, and who hold academic-rank titles of professor, associate professor, assistant professor, instructor, lecturer, or the equivalent of any of these academic ranks (including deans, directors, and other administrators who hold faculty rank, and whose principle activity is instructional).

For the technical colleges, program coordinators in occupational education (non credit) programs and faculty and staff paid from restricted funds are excluded from calculations.

Method of Reporting: CHEMIS Faculty Database

 
Performance Indicator: (3D) ACCREDITATION OF DEGREE-GRANTING PROGRAMS Measure: Number of programs listed in the Inventory of Academic Degree Programs holding accreditation from a recognized accrediting agency as a percent of the total number of programs listed in the Inventory of Academic Degree programs for which accreditation is available.Definition: Inventory of Academic Degree Programs: Annual listing of programs authorized by the Commission

Institutions Holding Accreditation: Those programs/institutions which have sought and have been granted full accreditation status by the appropriate accrediting agency.

Programs for Which Accreditation is Available: Programs which are eligible for accreditation regardless of whether or not the institution chose to pursue accreditation.

Recognized Accrediting Agency means the agency is on the list of accrediting agencies authorized by the Commission on Higher Education

Method of Reporting: Annual collection of ACT 255 data

 
Performance Indicator: (3E) INSTITUTIONAL EMPHASIS ON QUALITY TEACHER EDUCATION AND REFORM  Measure: The extent to which the following three areas (1,2,3) are reflected in the institution’s teacher education program: 1) Program Quality:

a. Attainment of successful initial accreditation or candidacy for accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and continued success in maintaining NCATE accreditation

2) Student Performance

a. Percentage of students passing the professional knowledge examination of the National Teacher Examination (NTE) .

b. Percentage of students passing the specialty area examinations of the NTE.

3) Critical Needs

a. The percentage of graduates from teacher education programs annually which are in critical shortage areas as defined by the State Board of Education.

b. The percentage of graduates from teacher education programs annually who are minority students.

Definition: Attainment of success for accreditation includes having a scheduled NCATE accreditation visit or the process for a one year continued follow-up.

Method of Reporting: NCATE program evaluation materials; Act 255 reporting data; institutional reporting; survey information; CHEMIS data.

NOTE: Institutions will benchmark all three areas, which will be averaged together for a final score

NOTE: For review for Year 4, FY 2000-2001, under Program Quality:

b. Percentage of eligible programs approved by the specialized professional associations through the NCATE folio review process, and

c. Percentage of deficiencies/weaknesses identified in NCATE accreditation review which the institution has addressed and is demonstrating progress or is addressing satisfactorily, as based on institutional reports to the Commission and the Commission’s analysis of these reports.