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Work on evidence grid for standard IV.A.3
Role of the Accreditation Liaison Officer
ALO May report to Board of Regents
COM-FSM pots on the stove 2004: projects AAS Pohnpei campus visit images Progress report draft 15 March 2005
Visiting team April 2005

Self Study 2003

Visit calendar
Sunday evening working dinner guest list
Visit team descriptions
Unofficial exit summary

Standards Work

College of Micronesia-FSM Publications Manual of Style

Draft 2003

Editor: Jonathan Gourlay [no longer with the college]
Administration Liaison: Spensin James [deceased]
Administrative Assistant: Dayle Dannis [no longer with the college]
Documentation Support: Norma Edwin

  1. Cover PageCover Sheet
  2. Table of Contents
  3. IntroductionDana Lee Ling
    1. Institutional History
    2. Demographic information: area served, enrollment, student and staff diversity. Projections and trends.
    3. Response to prior recommendations.
      1. Policies: The visiting team recommends that COM-FSM immediately identify, collect, and disseminate all policies and procedures which includes all general campus operations. Existing Board of Regents and administrative policies are to be put in writing and disseminated to all members of the campus community, including the state campuses.
      2. Communication and Distributed Authority: The visiting team recommends that the staff at the National Campus make every effort to improve communications, regularly seek advice and opinion from the state campus staff relating to decisions directly affecting them; i.e., fiscal reports, the granting of more local authority on fiscal decision, improvement of the purchasing process.
      3. Strategic plan and Audit Compliance: The visiting team recommends that COM-FSM make a concerted effort to finish the strategic plan and the current long range planning and evaluation document We Make a Difference as soon as possible. As a part of this process, the COM-FSM should take the necessary steps to eliminate audit compliance issues necessary to protect the resources of the institution and to meet the requirements of the granting agencies.
      4. Formalize Research and Finalize Technology Plan: The visiting team recommends that COM-FSM formalize its institutional research process utilizing surveys and other research methods to measure student outcomes, assess institutional effectiveness, and deliver quality instruction and student support services. In addition, institutional research should be used to finalize a technology plan and assist in the acquisition of equipment to support instructional and student services programs.
      5. Learning Resources: The visiting team recommends that COM-FSM act as a system to share library resources among the National and state campuses. This would include placing a high priority on addressing the facility needs at the state campuses and exploring the feasibility of using telecommunications technologies more effectively among all campus library resources.
      6. State Campus Faculty: The visiting team recommends that COM-FSM place a high priority on filling full-time faculty positions at all state campuses. Positions in English and Computer Sciences are especially sensitive and critical as building blocks for the state campus educational programs.
      7. Personnel Manual: The visiting team recommends that COM-FSM immediately update the existing personnel manual and include it in the institution-wide policy and procedures manual. The manual should ensure that the new employee improvement plan is complete and that the evaluation instrument used have as its primary focus the improvement of job performance based on work-related criteria.
      8. Dormitory and Recreation: The visiting team recommends that the National Campus give immediate attention to the management of the dormitory facilities. A program which increases students' sensitivity to a more appropriate study, as well as social, environment, should be put into place as soon as possible. It is further recommended that an immediate priority be given to making available existing facilities for student recreation use, until such time as recreational facilities can be constructed.
      9. Grounds and Maintenance: The visiting team recommends that COM-FSM address the grounds/maintenance staffing needs necessary to care for and improve the condition of the new facility at Palikir and particularly at the state campuses.
    4. Longitudinal student achievement data, including course completion[,] transfer rates, number of degrees and certificated awarded, job placement, licensure, persistence rates, retention rates, graduation rates, basic skills completion, success after transfer, etc.
    5. Student learning outcomes evidence gathered to date.
  4. Abstract of the report: summative assessment of how well the institution is meeting the standards as a whole. It should be based on the themes that pervade the standards: institutional commitments, evaluation, planning, and improvement, student learning outcomes, organization, dialogue, and institutional integrity.
  5. Organization for the Self Study. In narrative or chart form, show the organization established to conduct the self-study.
  6. Organization for the institution. See manual for extended details.
  7. Certification of compliance with 21 Eligibility Requirements. • Board of Regents
  8. Institutional Self-Evaluation Using Commission Standards
    1. Institutional Mission and Effectiveness 04 Nov 0330 October 03
      1. Mission 20 Sep 03 25 Aug 03
      2. Improving Institutional Effectiveness 29 Sep 03


    Thursday 14 August 2003: Triad description
    Honolulu ACCJC September 2003


    ALO Report for Board of Regents Meeting 06 October 2003
    IB3 IE Institutional Effectiveness/Assessment committee study
    21 Eligibility requirements with check boxes
    21 Eligibility requirements without check boxes


    Dormitory email
    IIB Recreation
    IIIC Tech Plan Analysis


    Non-acceptance by ACCJC
    Four Points
    Code of Ethics
    Proposed code of ethics
    Proposed faculty evaluation

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