|Contents:||[ Report Map ] [ Preface ] [ Chapter 1 ] [ Chapter 2 ] [ Chapter 3 ] [ Chapter 4 ] [ Chapter 5 ] Chapter 6 [ Chapter 7 ] [ Chapter 8 ] [ Home ] [ Site Map ]|
|Sections:||[ Introduction ] [ Personnel Policies ] [ Student Policies ] [ Publications ] [ Diversity ] [ Collaborations ] [ Athletics ] [ Research ] [ Purchases/Audits ] Evaluation [ Conclusion ]|
Final Self-Study Report Chapter 6: 15 Aug 2000
The Universitys personnel and student policies are explicated in clear and detailed fashion in published manuals, handbooks, and collective bargaining agreements. They assure fair treatment and due process in the resolution of grievances and disputes. The Universitys commitments to equal opportunity and affirmative action have been strengthened institutionally by upgrading the staff and scope of operations of the Affirmative Action Office and enhancing minority opportunities in athletic participation and employment. Policies in the areas of publications, marketing, collaborations, and research are based on clear codes of ethical conduct that ensure honesty in the Universitys presentation of itself, its relationships with external constituencies, collaborators and partners, and the scholarly inquiry of its faculty.
The main challenges are to complete the transfer of the Universitys student systems to PeopleSoft and to satisfy external audit requirements for effective monitoring controls over student accounts, finances, and financial aid. Measures have been taken towards implementing the recommendations of PricewaterhouseCoopers to correct the control deficiencies. A Supplementary system is being used to process student financial aid awards, and a timetable has been established to correct previous problems in student accounts and billing.
North Central Association
of Colleges and Schools
Commission on Institutions
of Higher Education