Motlow State Community College Action Plan & Outcome Assessment Report for Institutional Effectiveness Planning Year: July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016 Assessing Year: July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015



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Motlow State Community College
Action Plan & Outcome Assessment Report for Institutional Effectiveness
Planning Year: July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016
Assessing Year: July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015


Unit: Business & Technology




Related Strategic Goal:
3.1 Monitor and improve the effectiveness of educational programs and services.




Action Plan #: BTCH-04




Action Plan Title: Business Program Accreditation




Desired Outcome: The Business and Technology Department will maintain accreditation of its business programs of study with the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.




Description of Action Plan and Related Activities: The Business and Technology Department will continue to emphasize quality in teaching and student learning outcomes in business education through demonstrating adherence to the business standards and performance results required by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. Through the completion of bi- annual quality assurance reports and a periodic Self-Study Report for Reaffirmation of Accreditation, the department will demonstrate the educational excellence of its business programs in the following areas:

  • Leadership

  • Strategic Planning

  • Student, Stakeholder, and Market Focus

  • Measurement, Analysis, and Knowledge Management

  • Faculty and Staff Focus

  • Process Management

A self-study of the business program will be conducted at intervals as specified by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. Faculty and staff from the Business and Technology Department will prepare the self-study in accordance with the Standards and Criteria For Demonstrating Excellence In Associate Degree Schools and Programs Reaffirmation of Accreditation, Revised July 2007, as provided by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. The Chair of the Business and Technology Department is responsible for ensuring that the self-study is conducted efficiently, effectively, and in a timely manner. Bi-annual quality assurance reports are required by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs to ensure that accreditation criteria are being maintained. The following activities will be conducted yearly to ensure adherence to the standards:

  • Institutional effectiveness plans will be maintained annually which include data needed for the bi-annual quality assurance reports

  • Annual fees will be paid to ACBSP through departmental funds as required

  • Faculty will maintain annually updated course syllabi

  • All full-time and adjunct faculty will meet ACBSP and SACSCOC credentialing standards

  • Full-time faculty will maintain a contact system with adjunct faculty for quality assurance







Timeline: Annually reviewed




Est. Cost: $2,150

Budgeted: Included in current budget




Evidence of Success: Current Letter of Reaffirmation of Accreditation from Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs will prove continued accreditation of program.




Current Status: On Schedule




Describe Progress:

Fall 2014-Spring 2015
The Business and Technology Department’s business programs of study remain accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) as shown on the ACBSP website at http://www.acbsp.org/?page=membership_list.

Institution

City

State

Country

Region

Institution Type

Accredited Status



Motlow State Community College

Tullahoma

Tennessee

United States

Region 3

Associate Degree

Accredited

Fall 2013-Spring 2014
The Business and Technology Department’s business programs of study remain accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) as shown on the ACBSP website at http://www.acbsp.org/?page=membership_list.

Institution

City

State

Country

Region

Institution Type

Accredited Status



Motlow State Community College

Tullahoma

Tennessee

United States

Region 3

Associate Degree

Accredited

2013

The Business and Technology Department’s business programs of study remain accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) as shown on the ACBSP website at http://www.acbsp.org/p/cm/ld/fid=14 .



Name

City

State

Country

Type

Accredited






Motlow State Community College

Tullahoma

TN

US

Associate Degree

Yes

2012

The Business and Technology Department’s business programs of study remain accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) as shown on the ACBSP website at http://www.acbsp.org/p/cm/ld/fid=14 .



Name

City

State

Country

Type

Accredited






Motlow State Community College

Tullahoma

TN

US

Associate Degree

Yes

2011

The Business and Technology Department submitted its Quality Assurance (QA) Report for 2009-2010 & 2010-2011, on September 29, 2011. The Associate Degree Board of Commissioners met on November 16-17, 2011, and reviewed the QA report.  After review, the board voted to accept the report with no notes, conditions, or opportunities for improvement and provided the following comments:

“The Associate Degree Board of Commissioners commends you on a thorough, professionally prepared Quality Assurance report and for consistently meeting your performance objectives. “

The next quality assurance report is due September 30, 2013 and the department’s next reaffirmation is scheduled for 2019.

Note: The Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs changed its name to Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs effective June 2010.

2010

The Business and Technology Department’s business programs of study remain accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs.



2009

The Board of Commissioners of the Associate Degree Commission, Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs met on November 12-13, 2009, and granted Full Reaffirmation of Accreditation to Motlow State Community College, with no notes or conditions.



2008-2009
Self-study year for the next Self-Study Report for Reaffirmation.

Describe Needed Changes:

Action

Responsible Parties

Deadline

Institutional effectiveness plans maintained annually

Melody Edmonds

June 15, 2016

Annual ACBSP fees paid

Elizabeth Lamb

May 30, 2016

Faculty maintain updated course syllabi

All full-time faculty

May 30, 2016

All full-time faculty and adjuncts meet ACBSP and SACSCOC credentialing standards

Melody Edmonds

ongoing

Maintain contact system with adjuncts

All full-time faculty

ongoing





List of Supporting Documentation:

  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) web site shows MSCC accreditation status is current

  • Letter of Reaffirmation of Accreditation from Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs – on file in RPC office



Date Last Updated: 10/27/2015


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