North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary School records
Scope and Contents
The North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary School records range from the years 1960-1980 and are arranged into 5 series. Administrative; 2. Assessment; 3. Departmental Studies and Reports; 4. Publicity; 5.Self Study. The Administrative Files series contain alumni surveys, student surveys, by-laws, minutes, The Constitution of the State of Michigan, correspondence, reports, and resource plans. The Assessments series contains assessments of the Academic Services, Athletic Department, College of Arts, College of Business, College of Human Services, Office of Financial Aid, Office of International Projects, and Veterans Affairs. The Departmental Studies and Reports series contains studies and reports from departments such as Accounting and Finance, Afro Studies, Biology, Foreign Language, Health Administration, Mathematics, Music, Sociology, and Teacher Education. In the Publicity series, files contains clippings, NCA Today, and student publication examples. The Self Study series contains files such as 1963-1964 Self Study - chapters 1-7, faculty resumes, NCA self study files, and self study reports.
NCA Self Study Files contains correspondence, surveys, and reports. The 1963-1964 Self Study -Chapters 5A file contains student surveys.
- 1960 - 1980
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The North Central Association was organized in 1895 at a meeting of 36 administrators of schools, colleges, and universities located in seven midwestern states. The association's original objective was "the establishment of close relations between the colleges and secondary schools." Better articulation between the two levels of education was a particular focus. In pursuit of that objective, the association undertook a thorough examination of education quality at both the secondary and college level. That examination process led to the establishment of an accreditation process for secondary schools. Accreditation of colleges and universities followed later.
The accreditation work of the North Central Association is undertaken by two independent corporations, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) oversees higher education accreditation, providing institution level accreditation of degree granting colleges and universities and the Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) accredits a wide variety of educational institutions, ranging from early childhood, through elementary, middle, and secondary schools to adult vocational, college preparatory, and non degree granting postsecondary institutions. In July 2006, NCA CASI combined with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Council on Accreditation and School Improvement to form AdvancED; NCA CASI and SACS. CASI now operate as divisions of AdvancED and as components of their respective regional associations.
2.5 Linear Feet (6 archive boxes, 1 oversize folder)
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The North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and Secondary School is an independent organization whose goal it is to set a standard for educational institutions to follow for accreditation. This standard is met and maintained by an institution of higher learning in order to receive and hold accreditation. The North Central Association was organized in 1895 at a meeting of 36 administrators of schools, colleges, and universities located in seven midwestern states. The association's original objective was "the establishment of close relations between the colleges and secondary schools." Accreditation of colleges and universities followed later. The North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary School records range from years 1960-1980 and are arranged into 5 series. Within the series, files contain retention/attrition Studies, by-laws, committee minutes, correspondence, department assessments, departmental self studies and reports, clippings, and NCA Self Study reports.
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