of the three strategic action projects identified by the NMU community
as part of the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) has been
progressing nicely,” said Teresa Hunt, interim
assistant vice president for academic affairs.
three strategic action projects came out of a campus conversation
day with faculty and staff in 2002, which was one of the first phases
of the ongoing AQIP accreditation process.
project that was first completed involved the creation of a student
identification system not based on Social Security numbers, and
an interactive student Web site to reduce office visits and paper
exchange for NMU students.
at NMU has an NMU IN and the student Web site is up and running,”
second action project entails the revision of the current student
advising system to make it more functional and attractive to students,
faculty and staff.
a year-and-a-half a diverse committee from student services, faculty,
ASNMU and others have evaluated the process of advising at Northern,”
Hunt said. “We’re looking at how Northern has historically advised
students, how other institutions advise students, and we’re looking
at surveys we did with students and faculty.”
committee plans to make a series of recommendations to the campus
community by the end of the winter semester, according to Hunt.
committee of the third action project focuses on further development
and implementation of a university-wide outcomes assessment plan.
Currently committees are looking at three different groups: service
offices, academic programs, and liberal studies. The project is
slated to be completed in May 2006.
groups have come together to set goals and benchmarks on how to
reach those goals,” Hunt said. “There’s a lot of material to look
at. The chairs of the three groups have worked very hard.”
said in the near future, a new action project will be identified
and selected with the help of the campus community.