LaMont Rouse
Executive Director of Assessment, Accreditation, and Compliance
Office: Blaney 203
610-606-4666 x3690
larouse@cedarcrest.edu

Assessment, Accreditation and Compliance

Major Presentations

Presentation 1: Middle States 101: Understanding the New Paradigm of Reaccreditation.

In this presentation, LaMont Rouse, Executive Director of Assessment & Accreditation, provides an introduction to the expectations of the accreditation process with a focus on institutional assessment and assessment of student learning.

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Presentation 2: The Role of Faculty During the Self-Study Process: Ensuring Success at Cedar Crest

In this presentation, LaMont Rouse, Executive Director of Assessment & Accreditation, discusses the role of faculty during the self study design phase with a particular focus on data collection, assessment and participation.

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Presentation 3: Periodic Program Review: Guiding Program in Today’s Assessment Climate

LaMont Rouse, Executive Director of Assessment & Accreditation, talks about the periodic program review, and how systematic and ongoing assessment efforts will serve the best interest of the institution. A discussion on what is “good assessment” and the need for closing the loop is also featured. This presentation was originally provided for Department Chairs during the summer of 2012.

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Presentation 4: Periodic Department Review: A System of Affirmation

LaMont Rouse, Executive Director of Assessment & Accreditation, provides an orientation of the administrative review process including covering such topics as closing the loop, linking administration to budgets and gathering evidence of success.

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Presentation 5: Periodic Program Review for Academics: Affirming Excellence in Education

The periodic program review process is covered in this presentation. LaMont Rouse, Executive Director of Assessment & Accreditation, presents to chairs the requirements of the review process, and how this process links to ongoing program improvement, assessment and budgeting.

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Presentation 6: Working Group Orientation: Compiling Evidence for a Successful Chapter

In this presentation, LaMont Rouse, the Executive Director of Accreditation & Assessment, describes the systematic approach that working groups should have when it comes to gathering data to answer the research questions for their chapter.

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Presentation 7: Strategic Plan Update to the Board of Trustees (October 2012)

Dr. Elizabeth Meade provides an annual update to the Board of Trustees on the 2010-2017 Strategic Plan. The focus on women’s leadership, the broad principles including global connectivity, health & wellness and service learning all featured.

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Presentation 8: Our Reaccreditation through Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Presented to the Board of Trustees (May 2012)

Dr. Elizabeth Meade, Cedar Crest College’s provost, presents to the Board of Trustees the expectations and issues that will arise during the Middle States decennial review.

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Presentation 9: Reaccreditation through Middle States (Presented to New Board of Trustees Members)

In this presentation to new board of trustee members, Dr. Elizabeth Meade provides an overview of the regional accrediting body – Middle States – and the major elements/expectations of the decennial visit.

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Presentation 10: Strategic Planning Update for New Board Members

Dr. Elizabeth Meade teaches new board of trustee members about the 2010-2017 Strategic Plan with a focus on new initiatives and results.

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Presentation 11: Liberal Arts Curriculum (LAC) A Refresher

In a presentation to faculty and the Board of Trustees, Dr. Elizabeth Meade talks about the liberal arts curriculum including requirements and transfer policies.

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Presentation 12: School of Adult and Graduate Education (S.A.G.E.)

Dean Gaetan Giannini presents an overview of the School of Adult and Graduate Education to the Board of Trustees during the fall 2012 semester. Included in the report are prospective enrollment projections, new programs and the emergence of student groups.

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Presentation 13: Strategic Planning: How We Do It.

In this presentation, Dean Gaetan Giannini shows the process of developing a meaningful strategic plan. Specific topics include developing your mission statement, understanding the situational context, assessing your progress and closing the loop.

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