K-D Consulting's support of HLC Criteria for Accreditation


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Employing their expertise and the power of University Interactive Simulation, K-D Consultants can provide strong support to colleges and universities in meeting Higher Learning Commission Criteria for Accreditation

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K-D Consulting's support of HLC Criteria for Accreditation

  1. 1. UniversityInteractiveSimulation SupportofHigher LearningCommission Criteria
  2. 2. 3. The institution’s planning and budgeting prioritiesalign with and support the mission.Criterion One -- Mission2UIS identifies and documents needs and priorities as theysupport the mission and the long-term health of theorganization
  3. 3. 2.A. The institution operates with integrity in its financial,academic, personnel, and auxiliary functions; it establishesand follows fair and ethical policies and processes for itsgoverning board, administration, faculty, and staff.2.C.1. The governing board’s deliberations reflectpriorities to preserve and enhance the institution.Criterion Two. Integrity: Ethicaland Responsible Conduct3By establishing and using UIS, the institution’s strategic decisions are madecompletely transparent and evaluated in accordance with their contribution tothe long-term health of the institution.UIS provides to the governing board the knowledge needed to make strategicdecisions that preserve and enhance the institution.
  4. 4. 3.C. The institution has the faculty and staff needed foreffective, high-quality programs and student services.3.D. 4. The institution provides to students and instructorsthe infrastructure and resources necessary to supporteffective teaching and learning.Criterion Three. Teaching and Learning:Quality, Resources, and Support4UIS calculates the sufficiency of faculty and staff and provides the means fordecision-makers to allocate resources to achieve the right numbers and qualityof personnel for effective, high-quality programs and student services.UIS evaluates the adequacy of facilities and infrastructure. The universitythen utilizes UIS to aid it in the allocation of resources to improve facilities ina manner that best supports the mission.
  5. 5. Criterion Five. Resources, Planning,and Institutional Effectiveness“The institution’s resources, structures, and processesare sufficient to fulfill its mission, improve the quality ofits educational offerings, and respond to futurechallenges and opportunities. The institution plans forthe future.”-Higher Learning Commission5
  6. 6. • 1. The institution has the fiscal and human resources and physical andtechnological infrastructure sufficient to support its operations wherever andhowever programs are delivered.• 2. The institution’s resource allocation process ensures that its educationalpurposes are not adversely affected by elective resource allocations to otherareas or disbursement of revenue to a superordinate entity.• 3. The goals incorporated into mission statements or elaborations of missionstatements are realistic in light of the institution’s organization, resources, andopportunities.• 4. The institution’s staff in all areas are appropriately qualified and trained.5.A. The institution’s resource base supports its currenteducational programs and its plans for maintaining andstrengthening their quality in the future.6• By employing UIS, the university establishes a transparent, logical process toallocate resources optimally for the long-term accomplishment of its mission.• The UIS seminar provided excellent training and qualification of staff, faculty,and Board members for their role as strategic decision-makers.
  7. 7. 5.B. The institution’s governance and administrativestructures promote effective leadership and supportcollaborative processes that enable the institution tofulfill its mission.5. The institution has a well-developed process inplace for budgeting and for monitoring expense.7• UIS seminar and model provide means for a collaborative resource allocation process.• UIS seminar is an exceptional teaching vehicle to engage and train all strategicdecision-makers in the institution’s governance, providing institutional knowledge andfinancial acumen.• UIS provides a process for strategic decisions to be made regarding budget, with cleardescription of long-term impact.• UIS predicts and monitors expenses related to ongoing programs as well as newinitiatives.
  8. 8. 1. The institution allocates its resources in alignment with itsmission and priorities.2. The institution links its processes for assessment of studentlearning, evaluation of operations, planning, andbudgeting.3. The planning process encompasses the institution as awhole and considers the perspectives of internal andexternal constituent groups.4. The institution plans on the basis of a sound understandingof its current capacity. Institutional plans anticipate thepossible impact of fluctuations in the institution’s sourcesof revenue, such as enrollment, the economy, and statesupport.5. Institutional planning anticipates emerging factors, such astechnology, demographic shifts, and globalization.5.C. The institution engages insystematic and integrated planning.8Each of these factors isright in the UISwheelhouse!
  9. 9. 1. The institution develops and documents evidence ofperformance in its operations.2. The institution learns from its operational experience andapplies that learning to improve its institutional effectiveness,capabilities, and sustainability, overall and in its componentparts.5.D. The institution works systematically toimprove its performance.9A prime goal of UIS is to improve institutional effectiveness andcapabilities and to provide knowledge and documentation that enablethe institution to build long-term sustainability.UIS predicts and documents performance, allowing decision-makers toadapt to lessons learned and reallocate resources in ways to improveinstitutional effectiveness, capabilities, and sustainability
  10. 10. UIS and New Criteria Summary• Thorough understanding of budgeting priorities and process• Well-developed, transparent, logical process for developing andmonitoring resource allocation and expense• Data-driven decisions aligned with mission and vision• Awareness of effects of decisions on sustainability and missionaccomplishment• Awareness of adequacy of staffing and resources• Training and preparation of staff• Systematic and Integrated Planning• Promotes systematic improvement
  11. 11. QuestionsorCommentsVisit www.k-dconsultants.com