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- A History of Excellence: The University of Northern Iowa
- Major Initiatives and Current Issues
- Previous NCA Reports
- 1991 UNI-NCA Visiting Team Report Evaluative Comments
- Purpose and Overview of the Self-Study Process


- The Mission of the University
- Processes Through Which the Institution Evaluates its Purposes
Decision-Making Processes that are Appropriate to the   University’s Stated Mission and Purposes
- Understanding of University Purposes by Institutional   Constituencies
- Efforts to Keep the Public Informed of the University’s Institutional   and Educational Goals
- Support for Freedom of Inquiry by Faculty and Students
- Institutional Commitment to Excellence


- Effective Governance by the State Board of Regents
- Organizational Structures at the University of Northern Iowa
- Qualified and Experienced Administrative Personnel
- Campus Governance
- A Student Body Appropriate for the University
- Services for Student Success
- Supportive Physical Facility and Other Learning Spaces
- A Safe and Healthy Environment
- Financial Expenditures Demonstrating Commitment to Teaching   and Learning
- Management of Financial Resources to Meet our Purposes

CRITERION III: Accomplishments

- A. The University offers educational programs appropriate to an   institution of higher education
- B. The University assesses appropriate student academic   achievement in all its programs
- C. Graduate Programs
- D. Transcripts accurately reflect student learning and follow   commonly accepted practices
- E. Effective teaching characterizes the University’s courses and   academic programs
- F. Ongoing support for professional development for faculty, staff,   and administrators
- G. Student services effectively support the institution's purposes
- H. Staff and faculty service contributes to the institution's   effectiveness
- I. Evidence of effective delivery of educational and other services   to the community


- Current and Anticipated Resource Base
- Effective Decision-Making Processes
- Continuous Assessment Processes
- Continuous Planning Processes
- Resources for Strengthening UNI and its Programs

CRITERION V: Integrity

- Ethical University Policies
- Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity
- Board of Regents Policies and Procedures
- Compliance with Federal Regulations
- University Catalog and Schedule of Classes
- “Student Handbook”
- Personnel Policies and Procedures
- Policies and Procedures for Students
- Policies and Procedures for Faculty
- Policies and Procedures for Staff
- Office of Public Relations
- Integrity in the Grant Process and Ethics in Research
- Integrity in the Use of Technology
- Athletics


- Summary
- Conclusions
- Request for Continued Accreditation


Figure 1: Number of Minority Students 10
Figure 2: Growth in Minority Enrollment 10
Criterion I
Figure I.1: Percent of Organized Class Sections by Size 32
Criterion II
Figure II. 1: Ten-Year Headcount Enrollment Projections 51


Table 1: Tenure and Tenure-Track Minority and
Women Faculty (Fall 1989-Fall 1999) 11

Table 2: Communication Studies Majors and Theatre Majors (1995-2000) 17
Criterion I
Table I.1: Percentage of Organized Class Sections by Size 31
Criterion II
Table II. 1: Headcount Enrollment 50
Table II. 2: Ten-Year Enrollment Projections 50
Criterion III
Table III. 1: Student Climate Survey 75
Table III. 2: Sponsored Project Proposals and Awards as Reported to the Board of Regents (Excluding Student Financial Aid) 94
Criterion V
Table V. 1: Graduation Rates Comparison 139


Criteria I
Criteria II
Criteria III
Criteria IV
Criteria V
Summary &
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