Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment
Accreditation Argument Researcher/Author
Faculty members to serve as lead author/researcher on two sections of NMU's accreditation self-study.
- Skilled at concise technical writing
- Able to meet deadlines
- Available approximately 20 hours per week summer 2019 through May 2020 (release time is available; see below)
- Seeking to understand deeply Northern policies, practices, procedures, and programs
- Seeking to understand deeply institutional accreditation, Higher Learning Commission standards, and Northern’s relationship with accreditation and continuous improvement
- Seeking a valuable service opportunity
- Able to use Google Drive (willing to learn is sufficient)
- Collaborate with Accreditation staff in Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment and faculty, staff, administrators, and senior leadership across campus on NMU’s accreditation self-study
- Study and understand the Higher Leaning Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation
- If possible, attend the HLC Annual Conference (Chicago, April 7-9)
- Research, including through interviews with key administrators and institutional leaders, to produce evidence of Northern’s policies, practices, procedures, and programs that demonstrate that we meet accreditation standards
- Develop narrative text and assemble supporting documents that will comprise Northern’s self-study
- Work with reviewers on refining self-study content through iterative feedback and revision process
- Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Winter 2020
Compensation & Rewards:
- Release time and/or stipend.
- Positive credit on tenure and/or promotion application (documented with formal letter).
Send electronically to Dan Cullen (email@example.com):
- Letter of interest
- Two brief writing samples, at least one technical
- Contact information for your department head or whomever you report to at NMU
Review is active and on a rolling basis.
Contact Dan Cullen for more information.
Data Request Process
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Institutional Research Office
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855