Intro to Accreditation, Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness

Through CHEL 105, you will understand the critical interplay between program review, assessment, institutional effectiveness, and accreditation. Learn why strategic advantage accrues to institutions that align and integrate these discrete projects.

Teachers : 2
Lessons : 4
Price : $199.00

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Course outcomes

Gain knowledge of the accreditation process

Learn about the systematic role of the peer reviewer in the process

Understand how program review influence institutional effectiveness

How to use institutional data to inform decision making

Course syllabus

Module 1 Assuring Program Quality Review:

explores the critical relationship between institutional mission and program review processes—and how connecting program review to the institution’s marketplace strategy is essential to making program review intrinsically valuable.

Module 2 Data-Informed Review Processes:

explores the landscape of data resources and the questions one should ask about the data, its provenance, comparative value, and the questions that endure even after the review is complete.

Module 3 Linking Program Review to Institutional Effectiveness (IE):

has its roots in the quality management movement popularized by W. Edwards Deming. Now a pervasive concept, IE shapes the kinds of questions a strong program review should ask and answer.

Module 4 Connecting Institutional Effectiveness to Accreditation:

This brings the implicit model full-circle so that the act of program review is firmly fixed in the institutional interest and engenders the support of both stakeholders and leadership.


What is the structure of this course?

Each week consists of materials to review as well as exercises to complete. The course consists of asynchronous discussions on the class forum with guided discussion questions.
Each module will have an optional synchronous live chat once per week on Wednesdays 2 pm PST . The total time commitment is estimated to be 8-10 hours.

How much does this course cost?

The cost of this course is 199.00 per student for non-members. Center for Higher Education Leadership members receive this course at a discounted rate. Please see your membership materials for details.

Will I earn a certificate?

Center for Higher Education Leadership offers a certificate of completion for students that meet the requirements for completing the course. In receiving an official certification from The Center for Higher Education and Leadership detailing the completion of any course, you must attend and participate in all elements of the course as described in the course expectations section of the syllabus, as well as detailed in the course within the online learning management system. These certificates are not accredited by any third-party organization.

Meet your instructor

Terri Givens is the CEO and Founder of Brighter Higher Education, bringing more than 30 years of success in higher education. Leveraging extensive experience running universities and bridging the gap between business and the community, she is a valuable asset for educational institutions and companies of various sizes and stages of growth who are in need of expert assistance with strategic planning, budget analysis or handling diversity issues in recruitment and retention. Her broad areas of expertise include leadership, research, writing, analyzing institutional impacts on immigration and integration policy, problem-solving, quantitative analysis, networking, mentorship and community outreach. She is an accomplished speaker and uses her platform to develop leaders with an understanding of the importance of diversity and encourages personal growth through empathy.

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