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119TH ANNUAL MEETING

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – December 6-9, 2014

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Sunday, December 7, 2014
1st Time Orientation for First-Time Attendees (Wheelan)
CS-1 Faculty Development Program on Teaching with Technology: Examining Evidence of Impact (Collins)
CS-2 Gateways to Completion: Improving Student Success in and Institutional Performance with High Failure Rate Courses (Gardner, Koch, Dixon, Waller)
CS-3* Tune Up Your Decision-making with Activity-Based Costing and Benchmarking (Guthrie, Taylor)
CS-4 Compliance on a Shoestring: No-Frills Collaborative Planning for Small Institutions (Oost, Martin)
CS-5 Online Education in a Time of Transition: Assessing Online Instructor Quality (Pina, Bohn)
CS-6 “Rightsizing”: What, Why, and How (Dew)
CS-7 Using CAS to Prepare Your Student Services Units for Accreditation (Drum)
CS-8 A Fresh Start: Redesigning the Student Learning Outcomes Process Within the University’s Culture of Assessment (Gilchrist, Goldstein)
CS-9 Tracking Pathways to Student Success (Usinger, Boyer)
CS-10 Learning from Transitions: Building Sustainable Institutional Effectiveness Processes (Orem, McGraw)
CS-11* Implementing an Institutional Effectiveness Rubric to Deepen the Culture of Assessment (Lancey, Bhati)
CS-12*  From “Herding Cats” to “Harnessing Wisdom”: Using Structured Collaborative Planning Processes to Shape the Future (Shumpert, DeHay, Marino, Booth)
CS-13 Strike Up the Band, SACSCOC Is Coming to Town (Jones, Jowers)
CS-14* Communicating Accreditation: Strategies for Sounding the Right Notes for Different Audiences (O'Donnell, Morello)
CS-15 One College's QEP: Transforming Developmental English for Long-Term Success (Crisp)
One College's QEP: Transforming Developmental English for Long-Term Success (Crisp)
CS-16 Keep Calm and Do the Math: A QEP for Instructional Innovation (Zimmerman-Kelly, Veczko)
Keep Calm and Do the Math: A QEP for Instructional Innovation (Zimmerman-Kelly, Veczko)
CS-17* Engaging Faculty in the Assessment and Improvement of Critical Thinking Using the CAT Instrument (Harris, Gillespie)
CS-18 The Utility of an Integrated Learning ePortfolio in Aligning QEP Learning Outcomes with Institutional Strategic Goals (Matthews, Reeve)
CS-19 Selecting a QEP Topic: Developing an Engaging QEP Process--TOGETHER! (Shotts, Gohanna, Bell)
CS-20 Assessment and the QEP: How One Campus Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace the Rubric (Hazel, Usher)
CS-21 Tensions in Transition While Leveling Up: Can We Keep a Level Head During a Level Change? (Vassar, Lessiter)
CS-22 Think Like a Reviewer (Johnson)
Think Like a Reviewer (Johnson)
CS-23 The Role and Responsibilities of Accreditation Liaisons (Taylor)
CS-24* Theological Education (Sheeley)
CS-25 Fifth-Year Interim Report (Veal)
CS-26 Financial and Physical Resources (Barrett)
CS-27* The Role of Trustees and CEOs in Institutional Compliance with the Principles of Accreditation (Williams)
CS-28* How the National Student Clearinghouse's Reverse Student Transfer Initiative is Working to Solve Reverse Transfer Issues Across the Country (Pelham)
CS-29* SACSCOC President Meets with New CEOs (Wheelan)
CS-30 Using System/State Performance Measures to “Make the Case” for Student Achievement (Akin)
CS-31* The Sweet Sound of Student Success:  Exploring Student Persistence and Mental Health (Middendorf, Hopkins)
CS-32 Ready or Not, Here They Come:  Preparing for Successful On-Site Committee Visits (Hess)
CS-33 Using the QEP and Course Redesign to Enhance Student Learning in Developmental Mathematics (Fowler, Robichaux)
CS-34 How to Calculate the “25 Percent of the Course Hours” in Comprehensive Standard 3.5.4 (Mynatt)
CS-35 The Fifth-Year Interim Report and the Compliance Certification: Building a Sustainable Model of Accreditation Compliance (Stewart, Griffith, Henderson)
CS-36* Presenting PREZI: An Amazing Alternative to PowerPoint (Harrington)
CS-37 The Student Achievement Measure (SAM): A More Comprehensive Measure of Student Attainment (Keller, Phillipe, Hinds)
The Student Achievement Measure (SAM): A More Comprehensive Measure of Student Attainment (Keller, Phillipe, Hinds)
CS-38 Change Management:  Nice to Have or Critical Recipe for Success?  (Armstrong, Franzen)
CS-39 Transitioning from Qualitative Evaluations to Quantitative Assessments: One Institution’s Journey (Maloney, Jacobs, Krafft)
Transitioning from Qualitative Evaluations to Quantitative Assessments: One Institution’s Journey (Maloney, Jacobs, Krafft)
CS-40* Benchmarking in Community Colleges: Essential Instruments for Improvement and Accountability (Guthrie, Taylor)
CS-41 The Sum of Its Parts:  Writing the QEP Document (Allen, Burleson, Holliday)
CS-42 QEP: From Planning to Integrated Experiential Learning Program (Atchley, Haynes, Martinez, Doty)
CS-43 Development and Validation of QEP Direct Assessment (Miller, Brophy)
Development and Validation of QEP Direct Assessment (Miller, Brophy)
CS-44 Transitions in a Qualitative QEP: The Necessity of Employing Robust Formative Assessment (Yount, Hernandez-Perez)
CS-45 Compliance with Comprehensive Standard 3.11.2:  One Public Institution’s Story to Address Campus Safety (Brown, Goodson)
CS-46*  Assessing Student Learning Outcomes at the Program Level (Li, Dusenbury)
CS-47 SACSCOC Peer Evaluators: Becoming a Peer Evaluator (Matveev)
CS-48 How to Gain Faculty and Staff Support in Institutional Effectiveness Rubric-Based Reviews (Fisher-Vogt, Simon)
CS-49 Implementing Institutional Effectiveness: Challenges and Opportunities (Dickens, Burch-Sims)
CS-50* Retaining Online Students:  It Takes a Village (Olsen)
CS-51 A Transformative QEP at a Small Liberal Arts Institution (McCann, Adrian)
CS-52* Leadership in Times of Transition: Retaining Relevance in Higher Education (Pate, Kern)
CS-53 Scalable Course-Embedded Assessment of General Education Outcomes (Duke, O'Brien, Williamson)
CS-54 Breaking the Habit Loop: Moving Students Beyond Memorization to Deep Thinking and Learning (Geddes)
Breaking the Habit Loop: Moving Students Beyond Memorization to Deep Thinking and Learning (Geddes)
CS-55 Competency-Based Learning: New Notes for Old Lyrics (Griffin, Long)
CS-56 Faculty Credentials:  A Way to Show Compliance (Bedell, Moschella)
CS-57 “Herding the Cats":  The Assessment Quality Review as a Tool for Formative and Summative Assessment (Oates)
“Herding the Cats":  The Assessment Quality Review as a Tool for Formative and Summative Assessment (Oates)
CS-58* Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Through Faculty Development (Wyatt, Richardson, Whiting)
CS-59 Substantive Change (Armstrong, Sightler)
Monday, December 8, 2014
CS-60 Leveraging your QEP for Curricular Innovation in Times of Transition (Eby, Usher)
CS-61 Faster, User-Friendly Assessment: Simplifying the Process with Data Visualization (Thomas, Gillis-Olion)
CS-62 Sounding the Right Notes for Small-School Accreditation:  Is a Philharmonic Orchestra Required?  (Jones)
CS-63 Developing a Compliance Certification with Perfect Pitch: Best Practices for Staying on Key for a Successful Review (Sharpe)
CS-64 Details Matter:  Considerations in Planning the On-Site Reaffirmation Visit (Posey)
CS-65* eLearning and Library Instruction: How to Reach Online Students Through Video- Based Library Tutorials (Herren, Bishop)
CS-66*   Conducting the SACSCOC Fifth-Year Interim Report: A Step-By-Step Guide for Beginning, Middle, End, and Follow-Up   (Duncan, Kevorkian, Packer-Muti)
CS-67 Back to the Future (Dew)
CS-68 Are We Teaching Our Students to “Sound the Right Notes?”: Defining and Assessing Student Engagement  (Knox, Brawley, Burns)
CS-69* Evidence of Improved Student Learning: Unpacking Comprehensive Standard 3.3.1.1 (Fulcher, Good, Smith, Coleman)
CS-70 Taking Charge of Core Requirement 2.5 (Institutional Effectiveness): Actually Improving Institutional Quality (Sidle)
CS-71 Successfully Complying with Core Requirement 2.8 (Faculty) Through an Effective Use of Benchmarking (Silva, Ley)
CS-72 Ensuring Relevance:  Avoiding the Either/Or of Quantity versus Quality in Higher Education (Vice)
CS-73* Preparing for Life After the Liberal Arts: A QEP on Student Learning and Career Development (Donovan, Gibbs)
CS-74 Do(ing) the Right Thing: Sustaining Your First QEP as You Develop Your Second One (Louder, Parsoneault, Lee, Hughes)
CS-75 Small College, Big Plan: Strategies for Developing a Successful QEP (Orem, McAllister)
CS-76 Make Your QEP Hit All the Right Notes: Team Selection, Topic Selection, Marketing, Buy-In (Strawn)
CS-77 Waltzing through Substantive Change (Metcalf, Elliott)
CS-78 Resolving Financial Monitoring with SACSCOC (Czarda)
CS-79* Legal Issues (Young)
CS-80 Faculty Qualifications (Hoffman, Hoefer)
CS-81 Institutional Effectiveness (Cuevas, Matveev)
CS-82* SACSCOC Policy Interpretations: Strategies for Responding to Revised Expectations for Compliance with the Principles of Accreditation (Luthman)
CS-83* The First Draft of the Application for Membership: A Question-and-Answer Session (Williams, Chard)
CS-84 Regional Accreditation and Specialized, Professional Accreditation: Points of Stress and Agreement--The AACSB Experience (Trapnell, Johnson)
CS-85* Moving from Externally--Required to Internally--Valued Administrative and Student Affairs Assessment (Flateby, Ballagh, Groover)
CS-86 Leveraging Learning, Wherever It Happens (Bowers, Van Scoy)
CS-87* Finance Training (Public Institutions) (Barrett)
CS-88 Reduce DFWIs in Your High-DFWI Courses Without Lowering Your Standards:  Approaches from Two Institutions in STEM Disciplines (McDaniel, Johnson, Ingle)
CS-89* Exploring Dual Enrollment Programs: Harmonious Transitions (Sites, Henderson, Porta-Avalos, Shuniya)
CS-90  An Octave Higher:  Curriculum Reform to Meet the Learning Outcomes of the QEP in a First-Year Seminar (Robinson, Quintero)
CS-91 Sounds of Substantive Change:  Increasing Awareness and Monitoring Substantive Change Activities (Crosby, Kuhn-Hancock)
CS-92 Destination Reaffirmation:  Using Collaboration to Navigate the Journey Successfully(Neely,Lerner, Martin, Miloch, Placido, Senne)
Destination Reaffirmation:  Using Collaboration to Navigate the Journey Successfully(Neely,Lerner, Martin, Miloch, Placido, Senne)
CS-93 Staying in Tune: A Community College Perspective on the Submission of a Successful Compliance Certification (Vandervoort, Crane, Rehak, Butler)
CS-94 Flipping Your Class: Tips, Tricks, and Tactics (Christensen)
CS-95 Party Planning for Academics: Practical Strategies for Hosting an On-Site Team (Brown, Deputy)
CS-96 Leveraging Technology to Demonstrate Faculty Qualifications in a Time of Transition (Nicholas)
CS-97 Enough About Me, Let’s Talk About You: Talking to Faculty About Curriculum Instead of Assessment (Cornwell, Bourdeaux)
CS-98 The Orchestrated Dance of Institutional Effectiveness:  Success Before, During, and Beyond the Visit (Garrison, Yin)
CS-99 The New e-Assessment: Leveraging Online Platforms for Competency-Based Outcomes Assessment (Hill, Serra)
CS-100* Assessing Program and Student Learning Outcomes in Extended Campus Settings (Parsons)
CS-101 Demystifying Administrative Assessment (Wearn, Sutliff)
CS-102 Developing a “WINning” QEP:  Improving Student Written Communication Skills at a Small University (Burnett, Lowery)
CS-103 Catalyzing Curricular Change Through a QEP (Chamely-Wiik, Ambrosio, Heydet-Kirsch)
CS-104 When Reality Hits Fantasy: Making Adjustments to the QEP from Inception to Mid-point (Milholland, Jordan, Bolin)
CS-105* Hitting the Right Note: Promoting Deep Faculty Engagement Throughout the QEP Process (Paredes, Bingham-Risher)
CS-106 Changing the Culture of Writing at a School in Transition: A Focus on Self-Efficacy (Wais-Hennen, Streeter, Odd)
CS-107 Student Success Scholastic Summit (S4): Moving Faculty, Staff, and Students Toward a Culture of Evidence (Jordan, Ghaedi, Lorick)
CS-108 Educational Programs (Undergraduate) (Taylor, Kirk)
CS-109 Fifth-Year Interim Report (Veal)
CS-110* Finance Training (Private Institutions) (Barrett)
CS-111 Workplace Ethics Agreement: Developing College Students into Successful Employees (Shelton, Napoles)
CS-112 Assessment of Graduate Program Culminating Projects: Utilizing the Learning Management System for Organized Frameworks (Rausch, Crawford)
CS-113 In It from the Start:  Expanding the Editor’s Role in Developing Your Compliance Certification (Burke)
In It from the Start:  Expanding the Editor’s Role in Developing Your Compliance Certification (Burke)
CS-114 Orchestrating a Successful Site Visit: Tuning Institutional Instruments to Achieve Perfect Harmony (Crosby)
CS-115* Ensuring Relevance of General Education by Moving Beyond Core Requirement 2.7.3 and Comprehensive Standard 3.5.1 (Shirley, Langdon)
CS-116* Creating Clarity from Chaos: Applying Standard Project Management Methodology to Compliance (Williford, Ribble)
CS-117* Agile Instructional Design and the Evolution of a Framework for Rapid Course Development (Kingerski)
CS-118 Using Best Practices for Continuous Improvement in Distance Education (Thorne)
CS-119 “We're All in This Together": The WRITE Kind of Team-Building in the Quest for Quality and Completion (Morgan-Curtis, Burch-Sims, Dark)
CS-120* Physical Resources (Public Institutions) (Hayes)
CS-121 Physical Resources (Private Institutions) (McKinnon)
CS-122 Student Academic Entitlement: Implications for Educators (Morelock, Kadieva, Williams)
CS-123* Transitioning Educational Program Assessment from a Requirement to a Valued Process (Flateby, Gatch, Garno)
CS-124 Using an Interdisciplinary Review Team to Improve Academic Program Assessment at an Academic Health Center (Mains, Kominski)
CS-125* Two Heads Are Better Than One: Creating Strategic Collaborations to Engage Faculty in Assessment (McConnell, Hurney)
CS-126 Assessment Practices: Bridging the Gap Between High School and Higher Education (Posner)
CS-127 Transforming Non-academic and Administrative Departments from a “Culture of Audit” to a “Culture of Effectiveness” (Simon, Fisher-Vogt, Clark)
CS-128 General Education Assessment: Our Evolution to an Assessment Culture (Wilson, Stafford, Calland)
CS-129* QEP Implementation at a Large Research-Intensive Institution: Transitioning from Design to Execution (Carson, Zelna, Moore)
CS-130 Keeping the Campus Culture Engaged in Your QEP: Using an Innovative Third-Year Review (Ernst, Christensen)
CS-131* Rubric-Based Mapping for Institutional Curriculum Development Projects (Lancaster)
CS-132 Orchestrating a Successful QEP (Minger, Burnett)
CS-133 Nobody Puts the QEP in a Corner: Staying Relevant After Reaffirmation (Rodriguez, Pain)
CS-134 Orchestrating a New Program:    Composing a Sweet Melody of Substantive Change (Malmstrom, Marker)
CS-135 Educational Programs (Johnson)
CS-136 Library/Learning Resources (Baird)
CS-137* Competency-Based/Direct Assessment Policy (Luthman)
CS-138 Compiling a Comprehensive, Clear, and Convincing Body of Evidence for Comprehensive Standard 3.3.1: Institutional Effectiveness (Harrington)
CS-139 Engaging Assessment: Beyond the Rubric (Samples)
CS-140 Integrative Learning: Enhancing Programs and Making the Case for Higher Education (Van Scoy, Hightower-Davis, Doerpinghaus)
CS-141 It Takes a Virtual Village to Document Compliance with the SACSCOC Distance/Correspondence Education Policy (Akin)
CS-142 Staying in Tune with Faculty Qualifications: Steps to Take Before, During, and After Reaffirmation (James, McIntosh)
CS-143 Aligning Budgets to Operating Results (McDonald, Crocker)
CS-144 Quality Review of Distributed Learning (Finnigan, Friend, Adams)
CS-145 Repurposing the MOOC to Foster Faculty Engagement (Rose, Simpson)
Repurposing the MOOC to Foster Faculty Engagement (Rose, Simpson)
CS-146* Core Requirement 2.5:  Hitting the Right Notes (Sullivan)
CS-147 The Care and Feeding of a Visiting Team: Planning and Hosting a Successful On-Campus Visit (Chiarello, Grace)
CS-148 As the Beat Goes On: Maintaining the Momentum of Institutional Effectiveness (Busby, Johnson)
CS-149 Transitioning Outcomes Assessment: Strategies to Maintain Relevance During Times of Change (Garza, Wuest)
CS-150* Accreditation Myths (Luthman)
CS-151*  Using Big Data to Assess Program Level Reasoning and Writing Student Learning Outcomes (Moxley, Jones)
CS-152 Sharing Strategies and Experiences: Using Survey-Based Research to Better Inform and Support Institutional Effectiveness (Thompson, Cornwell)
CS-153 Building Assessment Infrastructures in Times of Change (Wearn, Sutliff)
CS-154 Effective Assessment of the QEP: Experiences from One Community College (Coppola, Hinojosa)
Effective Assessment of the QEP: Experiences from One Community College (Coppola, Hinojosa)
CS-155* Implementing a QEP in a Distributed University When Memories Are Short and Changes Are Necessary (George, Clevenger)
CS-156 Logic Models: Tools for Consensus-Building and Effective QEP Design (Humerick)
CS-157 Innovative Ways to Assess Higher-Order Thinking (Kominski, Carol)
CS-158 Teamwork U: Developing Innovative Strategies for QEP Implementation and Assessment Through Relationship Building and Interinstitutional Collaboration (Miloch, Placido, Hamner)
CS-159 Moving on Up: A Model for Integrating Program Initiation, Accreditation, and Substantive Change (Hess)
CS-160 Governance and Administration (Goldstein)
CS-161 Educational Programs (Graduate) (Cuevas)
CS-162 Student Services (Cardell, Shandley)
CS-163 The Quality Enhancement Plan (Sheeley)
CS-164 Compliance Certification (Baird)