Chapter 2: The 2005 Self-Study: An Overview of the Process
Self-Study Goals and Objectives
In November 2003 the Steering Committee established the goal and objectives for the Self-Study:
While affirming that Missouri State University fulfills all criteria for continuing accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, the overriding goal of the Self-Study is to show that Missouri State is mission-focused and guided by a long-range vision. Four objectives will guide the Self-Study process:
Objective 1. To evaluate the effectiveness of the University’s continuous planning processes, performance measures, student learning outcomes measures, and the integration of those processes in support of the mission of the institution.
Objective 2. To identify strengths, issues of concern, and opportunities for improvement.
Objective 3. To involve the University’s many constituencies in the evaluation of institutional structures, processes, and programs, relative to the criteria for accreditation.
Objective 4. To establish and implement a plan for systematic collection and evaluation of information that will facilitate future (1) accreditation activities for the Higher Learning Commission and programmatic accreditations and (2) continual improvement of University functions.