Middle States Accreditation - A defining moment for RIT
RIT is currently working to achieve its seventh accreditation, a 10-year continuous improvement plan, with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. An 18-member Steering Committee is co-chaired by Michael Laver, associate professor, College of Liberal Arts, and Anne Wahl, assistant provost for assessment and accreditation. Christine Licata, senior associate provost, is serving as RIT’s accreditation liaison officer. “This is a signature event in the university’s life,” said Wahl.
Setting Institutional Goals for Program Level Assessment
Engaging Faculty: On the Ground and Across the Pond
Faculty engagement is critical to the success of assessing student learning. According to Hutchins (2010), “faculty involvement is a kind of gold standard widely understood to be the key to assessment’s impact ‘on the ground’.” RIT’s Faculty Engagement Model is a systematic and integrated approach to assessment, and best practices must be shared with RIT’s international locations in Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo.