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Webinar: Direct Assessment Programs and Middle States: Toward Innovative Curriculum Delivery
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Federal Compliance for Institutions: Verification of Compliance with Accreditation-Relevant Federal Regulations. (2016)
2015 MSCHE Annual Conference
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Chairs & Evaluators Workshop (Washington DC) - REGISTRATION CLOSED
Self-Study Institute - REGISTRATION CLOSED
Assessing Our Assessment: How Are We Doing? - REGISTRATION CLOSED - WORKSHOP SOLD OUT
Creating and Selecting Assessment Tools
Institutional Follow-up Reports and Visits
Becoming An Assessment Facilitator - REGISTRATION CLOSED - WORKSHOP SOLD OUT
Starting A Campus Compliance Program - REGISTRATION CLOSED - WORKSHOP SOLD OUT
Webinars for PRR Financial Reviewers
Webinar: Direct Assessment Programs and Middle States: Toward Innovative Curriculum Delivery.
Webinar: Direct Assessment Programs and Middle States: Toward Innovative Curriculum Delivery.
PRR Reviewer Training
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Compliance Reviewer Training - 2016
2016 MSCHE Annual Conference - EARLY REGISTRATION CLOSED / ONLY ON-SITE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE
Chairs & Evaluators Workshop
Self-Study Institute
Involving Stakeholders in the Institutional Assessment Process - REGISTRATION CLOSED
Planning, Assessing, and Budgeting: A Hands-on Workshop - REGISTRATION CLOSED
Linking Resource Planning and Strategic Planning for Effective Stewardship of Resources - REGISTRATION CLOSED
Institutional Follow-up Reports and Visits - Registration Closed
Developing Direct Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes in Student Services and the Student Experience - REGISTRATION CLOSED
Creating and Selecting Assessment Tools - Registration Closed
Assessing and Improving the Effectiveness of General Education Programs
Creating An Efficient Assessment Structure That Drives Impactful Change
PRR Reviewer Training
Webinar - Training for PRR Financial Reviewers
Federal Compliance for Institutions: Verification of Compliance with Accreditation-Relevant Federal Regulations. (2017)
Enhancing Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment of Administrative, Educational, and Student Support (AES) Areas: You Can Do It!
Orientation for New Peer Reviewers
Peer Review Workshop
Understanding and Overcoming Institutional Barriers to Assessment
Integrating Periodic Assessment Everywhere
The 2014 Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation: Continuous Improvement and the Advancement of Mission-Critical Activities
Developing Direct Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes in Student Services and the Student Experience (Standard IV)
Using the Interregional Guidelines for Evaluation of Distance Education for Program and Accreditation Review

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