February 8, 2006
 

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New accreditation criteria

Augustana will be one of the first institutions reviewed under the new set of criteria listed below:

  • Criterion One: Mission and Integrity. The organization operates with integrity to ensure the fulfillment of its mission through structures and processes that involve the board, administration, faculty, staff and students.
  • Criterion Two: Preparing for the Future. The organization's allocation of resources and its processes for evaluation and planning demonstrate its capacity to fulfill its mission, improve the quality of its education, and respond to future challenges and opportunities.
  • Criterion Three: Student Learning and Effective Teaching. The organization provides evidence of student learning and teaching for each educational program and make effective assessment possible.
  • Criterion Four: Acquisition, Discovery and Application of Knowledge . The organization promotes a life of learning for its faculty, administration, staff and students by fostering and supporting inquiry, creativity, practice and social responsibility in way consistent with its mission.
  • Criterion 5: Engagement and Service. As called for by its mission, the organization identifies its constituencies and serves them in ways both value