NEASC Accreditation

NEASC Self Study Document Repository

NEASC Self Study Document Repository

This is a repository of all the documents pertaining to the self study of the University as submitted to the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Introduction

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The 21st Century USM

Standard I: Mission and Purposes

Documents Cited
Final Report and Implementation of the New Challenges New Directions Initiative
USM Strategic Plan Implementation

Standard II: Planning and Evaluation

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Preparing USM for the Future
Southern Maine Imperative
The USM Plan
Transforming USM 2004-2009
Fifth Year Interim Report for NEASC
New Challenges New Directions Work Plan
Final Report and Implementation of the New Challenges New Directions Initiative
Membership of Task Teams
Reorganization Task Force White Paper
Design Team Academic Reorganization Proposal
Lovett/Collins Assessment of Research, Creative and Scholarly Activity Report 2005
The Advising Network web site

Standard III: Organization and Governance

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Board of Trustees
Maine Revisited Statues Title 20, 2251
Board of Visitors
Board of Trustees: Statement on Shared Government
University of Southern Maine Faculty Handbook
University of Southern Maine Governance Document
University of Maine System Charter
New Challenges New Directions Initiative
Board of Trustees By-Laws
University of Maine System Constitution
Board of Trustees Policy Manual
Board of Trustees Policy Manual Sec. 301
Board of Trustees Policy Manual Sec. 103
Board of Trustees Policy Manual Governance Documents
University of Southern Maine Governance Structure
University of Southern Maine President's Website
University of Southern Maine Faculty Senate Minutes
University of Southern Maine Organizational Chart
University of Southern Maine University Council
University of Southern Maine Academic Council
University of Southern Maine Graduate Council
Maine's Public Policy on Education
University of Southern Maine Faculty Senate
The Free Press
Student Government Association of the Portland-Gorham Campuses
Student Government Association of the Lewiston-Auburn Campus
USM Classified Staff Senate
USM Professional Staff Senate
New Challenges New Directions Work Plan
The 21st Century USM

Standard IV: The Academic Program

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University of Southern Maine Catalog
Undergraduate Core Requirements
 
AACSB Assurance of Learning Process
USM Evaluation of New Degree Program Proposals
USM Center for Technology-Enhanced Learning
Undergraduate Catalog
Summary of Undergraduate Degree Programs
Inventory of Departmental Assessment Activities
Undergraduate Core Curriculum
Fall 2009 Information Reporting IPEDS Student Report
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Department of Mathematics and Science
Department of English
USM MaineStreet
Five Year Enrollment Statistics
Opening Breakfast Remarks 2009
Appendix V
Appendix VI
New Challenges New Directions Final Report
New Challenges New Directions Work Plan
Visions, Goals and Outcomes for General Education
Guidelines and Criteria for General Education Programs
Lewiston Common Core
Honors Pathway - Honors and General Education
USM Core Curriculum Proposal
Appendix VII
Design for a New USM Core Experience
USM Core Curriculum Description
Appendix VIII
USM Honors Program Assessment Methods Summary
CCC work plan for Fall 2011 Implementation
University of Southern Maine Graduate Catalog
University of Southern Maine Graduate Studies Website
University of Southern Maine Faculty Handbook
Office of Prior Learning Assessment
Policy on Academic Integrity
World Education Services
Mainestreet - Information on Transfer Course Equivalency
University of Southern Maine Articulation Agreements
University of Southern Maine Undergraduate Residence Requirement
University of Southern Maine Graduate Admissions Policy

Standard V: Faculty

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University of Southern Maine Mission Statement
Preparing USM for the Future 2009-2014
University of Southern Maine Governance Constitution
AFUM Contract 2007-2009
University of Maine System Administrative Procedures Manual
Faculty: Data First Forms
University of Southern Maine Employment Services
University of Southern Maine Provost's Office
University of Southern Maine 2009-2010 Faculty Handbook
UMS Faculty and Tenure Statistics 2008-2009
USM At a Glance 2008-2009
University of Southern Maine Criteria for Tenure and Ranks
UMS Administrative Procedures Manual
PATFA Contract
Thinking Matters
Office of Research Compliance
Office of Sponsored Programs 2007-2008 Annual Report
University of Southern Maine Author's Wall
University of Southern Maine Public Affairs Blog "What We're Doing"
University of Southern Maine OSP Annual Report
University of Southern Maine Administrative Procedures Manual

Standard VI: Students

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University of Maine Undergraduate Admission Policies
Free Press Article:"Jelena Price: full-time worker, part-time student"
Undergraduate Admissions
NEASC Statement of Principles and Good Practice
Transfer Affairs Office
"GO" Program
Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
English Language Bridge Program
Early Study Program
US Census - Maine QuickFacts
Office of Graduate Admission
Graduate Catalog
Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates
Maine Community College System Enrollment Highlights
Student Success Center
Student and University Life
Academic Affairs
Finance and Administration
Office of Support for Students with Disabilities
Learning Foundation
University Police
Department of Residential Life and Residential Education
Dean of Student Life
Office of Community Standards
University Health and Counseling Services
Women's Resource Center
Office of Substance Abuse Prevention
Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity
Office of International Programs
English for Speakers of Other Languages
University of Southern Maine Community Engagement
Financial Aid Office
Student Billing Office
Student Involvement and Activities
Campus Involvement and Activities
Graduate Student Government
Portland & Gorham Campus Student Senate
Lewiston-Auburn Campus Student Senate
USM Athletics and Recreation
Recreational Sports
University of Maine Undergraduate Student Policies
Confidentiality of Student Records Policy
Registrar's Office
Division of Information and Technology
Guidelines for General Education
USM Information Reporting
Residence Halls
USM Dinning Services
USM Strategic Plan: Preparation for the Future 2009-2014

Standard VII: Library and Other Information Resources

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University of Maine System Library Networks
University of Southern Maine Libraries Organizational Chart
University of Southern Maine Library Website
University of Maine System-wide Library Collaborations
Library Building Projects
Library Information Commons
Law Library Re-Accreditation
University of Southern Maine Library Strategic Plan 2003
University Libraries Strategic Themes and Priorities
Library Policies and Procedures
University Computing Policies and Agreements
Library Liaison Program
Information Literacy Plan for USM Libraries
USM Libraries Faculty Toolbox
Library Instructional Services
"InfoSavvy" Blog
FRS 197: Information Literacy Course
FRS 197: Information and Source Material
USM Specialized Collections
Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education
USM Special Collections
Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine
USM Franco-American Collection
Osher Map Library Board Members
Faculty Scholars for Specialized Collections
"Seven Campuses, One Collection"
USM Interlibrary Load Program
Libraries/Instructional Technology & Media Services Websitei
Computing @ USM Website
Center for Technology-Enhanced Learning
Maine InfoNet (MIN)
USM Libraries Information Literacy Program
USM LibQual Survey Results Report
Program Statement for Osher Map Library Expansion and Arcade Entrance 2006
Library Website Survey Results
Maine InfoNet(MIN) State-Wide Library Consortium
Maine InfoNet Board Members 2010
University College Website
Historic Map Works Inc.
Jean Byers Sampson Center Catalyst for Change Award Recipients
JSTOR
Center for Technology Enhanced Learning (CTEL) Committees
USM University Outreach
USM Division of Information and Technology
USM e-Learning Initiative
Equipment and Classroom Technology (ITMS)
University of Maine System IT Services

Standard VIII: Physical and Technological Resources

Documents Cited
Transforming USM: 2004-2009
Introduction to LEED Certification
Classroom Usage Statistics 2006-2008
Classroom Usage Statistics 2007-2010
Instructional Technology and Media Services
Classroom Technology Inventory
Division of Information and Technology
Current Computer Lab Power Usage
Computer Usage Spring 2007-Summer 2009
Computer Usage Fall 2009-Present
Data Security Policies
Evaluation of Facilities Management
New Space Utilization Policy
Deferred Maintenance List
University of Southern Maine Dean's Classroom Review and Report
Core Data Staff Comparisons
10 Steps to Internet Security
Support for Students with Disabilities
Preparing USM for the Future: 2009-2014

Standard IX: Financial Resources

Documents Cited
Selma Botman, Staff Opening Breakfast Remarks
Preparing USM for the Future, 2009-2014
Administrative Practice Letters
NEASC Five Year Interim Report
University of Southern Maine Finance and Administration
Final Report of the New Challenges, New Directions Initiative
Principles for USM Budget Development and Management
New Challenges, New Directions Initiative Work Plan

Standard X: Public Disclosure

Documents Cited
University of Southern Maine Website
University of Southern Maine Website: Contact Us
University of Southern Maine Website: Directory
University of Southern Maine Graduate Catalog
University of Southern Maine Undergraduate Catalog
University of Southern Maine Website: About USM
Tuition and Fees
NEASC Student Survey April 2009
Financial Aid Office
Survey Summary for Summer Orientation 2009
University of Southern Maine Website: Rankings and Recognition
NEASC Standard 10 CHIE Form
USM Today
Expected Results of a University Education
Master's Program in Occupational Therapy
University of Southern Maine Website: Discover USM
Information Reporting Student Information
Academic Support Services
Academic Assessment Tools
Student Success Center
Advising Services
University of Southern Maine Alumni Relations

Standard XI: Integrity

Documents Cited
University of Maine System Charter
Board of Trustees
USM Mission Statement
USM Governance Document
AFUM Contract 2007-2009
PATFA Contract 2007-2009
UMS Intellectual Property Policy
UMS HIPAA General Operating Policies
USM Institutional Review Board on Human Subject Research
Institutional Biosafety Committee
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
Review of Research Administration Function at the University of Southern Maine
USM Strategic Plan Implementationt
USM Faculty Senate
USM Human Resources Department
Office of Community Standards Student Integrity Policy
UMS Student Conduct Code
Standard 11 in other Standards: Matrix 11.10