NEASC INSTITUTIONAL SELF-STUDY
STANDARD ELEVEN: INTEGRITY
NOVEMBER 8, 2002
Denise L. Lazo
Location: Rm.2240, Knight Campus
Committee Members Present:
Paul Leclerc, Chair
Denise L. Lazo
The minutes from the previous meeting were reviewed and a few minor
corrections were made.
The date for the next meeting was prearranged for Friday, November 22, 2002,
at 2 p.m., in the same location.
A suggestion was made that there be a student member on this particular
committee. Some possible sources included the Student Council and Student
The current setup for the committee’s Web Site was evaluated. IT will be
consulted to directly incorporate into the Web Site surveys, to be used as
tools for assessment of integrity within the college community.
The Self-Study Guide from 1994 was reviewed for format and content. Not
mentioned in the last self-study was evidence of an existing Adjunct
Handbook and Faculty Handbook, Student Government Handbook, or Policies and
Procedures Books from the Nursing and Allied Health Departments. A copy of
the folder given to students at orientation was shared with the committee
members. Included in it are the college catalog, student handbook, a copy of
the CCRI academic standards and a copy of the withdrawal policy.
In addition it was recommended that the following be collected for reference
by this committee and the NEASC accreditors:
Developmental Action Team
Guide for Faculty
Guide for Staff
Responsible Use of
Grants and Policies
Handbooks and Course
Affirmative Action Manual
Other areas to investigate
include the budgetary process, specifically examining how funds are
appropriated. John Ribezzo volunteered to obtain this information.
It was determined that the ’94 self study would be re-visited to determine
if identified problems have subsequently been addressed.
The issue of confidentiality arose, specifically regarding the use of social
security numbers as student identification numbers. There is a legitimate
concern about identity theft. The question is whether it is legal. For
consultation on this and other possible legal issues, it was recommended
that this committee try and engage the advice of someone from the law
department. John Ribezzo will ask Steve Murray or Joe Parris.
Copies of the current Allied Health BCI forms and CCRI mission statements
It was recommended that in the survey distributions to faculty members they
be asked to provide Web links to any code of ethics that would be specific
to their department and/or profession.
It was agreed that surveys should be done both on line and in paper format.
The most efficient way of doing the paper format would be to use a
scan-a-tron. Surveys will be distributed to all segments of the college
community including all campuses, day, evening and weekend programs,
students, faculty, and administration.
Possible questions from the ’94 self-study will be assessed for re-use.
Susie Swenson will contact Renee Beneditti to obtain the previous
questionnaire. It was decided that practically speaking, the goal would be
to have the questionnaire prepared and distributed in the first few weeks of
the spring semester. Chairs of the various academic departments will be
contacted with the request that the forms be distributed in classroom
situations, providing a comprehensive overview.