NMU is seeking two faculty members to research and author the university’s assurance argument as the next step in maintaining its accreditation. They will interview key leadership across campus and develop narratives and assemble evidence based around different criteria and core components. The application deadline is Feb. 22. Release time is available to compensate for the estimated 20 service hours per week from Summer 2019 through May 2020. NMU is transitioning from the Higher Learning Commission’s AQIP Pathway, which is being phased out because of low participation, to the HLC’s Open Pathway.
The Open Pathway affords institutions the opportunity to pursue improvement projects that meet their current needs and aspirations. It follows a 10-year cycle and, like AQIP, is focused on quality assurance and institutional improvement. The next NMU obligation in the cycle is the assurance review in 2020-21.
NMU Accreditation Coordinator Dan Cullen is seeking faculty authors eager for a service opportunity who are skilled at concise technical writing and able to meet deadlines. They must be willing to seek a deep understanding or Northern’s policies, practices and programs, along with institutional accreditation and HLC standards. For a more detailed description of the position and application requirements, view the “What’s New?” section of the Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment website at www.nmu.edu/institutionalresearch/. For information, contact Cullen at 227-2378 or firstname.lastname@example.org.