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Earlham Self-Study: Chapter 8 - Criterion Five

Criterion Five. Resources, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness

The institution's resource base supports its current educational programs and its plans for maintaining and strengthening their quality in the future.
5.A. The institution’s resource base supports its current educational programs and its plans for maintaining and strengthening their quality in the future.
1.The institution has the fiscal and human resources and physical and technological infrastructure sufficient to support its operations wherever and however programs are delivered.

Organizational Charts

Faculty Handbook

GLCA Salary comparisons

Staff Handbook

Strategic Plan

Administrative Reviews

Student Employment

Quake Connect

Arts and Science Report

BKD Report

Enrollment History and Projections

Purpose and Passion Post-Campaign Report

2. The institution’s resource allocation process ensures that its educational purposes are not adversely affected by elective resource allocations to other areas or disbursement of revenue to a superordinate entity.

Enrollment History and Projections

Socially Responsible Investment Committee Charge

Earlham Foundation Investment Policy

Enrollment History and Projections
3.The goals incorporated into mission statements or elaborations of mission statements are realistic in light of the institution’s organization, resources, and opportunities.

Facilities Condition Assessment

Sightlines Facilities Benchmarking

Sustainability Plan

Sustainability Tracking and Reporting System

Sustainability in Higher Education

Facilities Condition Assessment

Sightlines Facilities Benchmarking

Sustainability Plan

Information Technology Services

Banner-Elucian Consulting

IT Strategic Plan

4. The institution’s staff in all areas are appropriately qualified and trained.
5.The institution has a well-developed process in place for budgeting and for monitoring expense.
5.B. The institution's governance and administrative structures promote effective leadership and support collaborative processes that enable the institution to fulfill its mission.
1. The institution has and employs policies and procedures to engage its internal constituencies—including its governing board, administration, faculty, staff, and students—in the institution’s governance. Governance Manual
2. The governing board is knowledgeable about the institution; it provides oversight for the institution’s financial and academic policies and practices and meets its legal and fiduciary responsibilities. Earlham By-laws
3. The institution enables the involvement of its administration, faculty, staff, and students in setting academic requirements, policy, and processes through effective structures for contribution and collaborative effort.

Faculty, Staff, Student Handbooks

Faculty Handbook

Staff Handbook

Student Handbook

Earlham By-laws

Principles and Practices

Board of Trustees

Organizational Chart

Earlham By-laws

Proposed By-laws

Quaker Yearly Meetings

Faculty Governance

Standing committees

Faculty Meeting Minutes

5.C. The institution engages in systematic and integrated planning.
1. The institution allocates its resources in alignment with its mission and priorities.

Strategic Plan

Charge to Planning Committee

2. The institution links its processes for assessment of student learning, evaluation of operations, planning, and budgeting.

Planning Convocation

Strategic Plan Report

3. The planning process encompasses the institution as a whole and considers the perspectives of internal and external constituent groups.
4.The institution plans on the basis of a sound understanding of its current capacity. Institutional plans anticipate the possible impact of fluctuations in the institution’s sources of revenue, such as enrollment, the economy, and state support.
5. Institutional planning anticipates emerging factors, such as technology, demographic shifts, and globalization.

EPIC Charge

IT Strategic Plan

Sustainability Plan

STARS Report

Athletics Strategic Plan

Diversity Plan

Newlin Center Plan

MAT Strategic Plan

Sustainability

5.D. The institution works systematically to improve its performance.
1. The institution develops and documents evidence of performance in its operations.

Institutional Research

Institutional Research Factbook

IR Library

2. The institution learns from its operational experience and applies that learning to improve its institutional effectiveness, capabilities, and sustainability, overall and in its component parts.

Assessment Committee

Diversity Report

MISO Survey Report

Libraries Website

Kenlee Ray Fellows Program

Healthy Minds Report

NASCE Survey

EBI Survey Report

Simpson Scarborough

Stillwater Report

Art and Science Report

Powers and Straker Study

Athletics Strategic Plan

Tederman Report

Alcohol Policy

Healthy Minds Report

EBI Survey Report

STARS Report

2012 IPEDS Data Feedback Report

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