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Issues and questions this subcommittee will entertain:

UAlbany is expected to demonstrate the following attributes or activities

  • admissions policies, developed and implemented, that support and reflect the mission of the institution;
  • admissions policies and criteria available to assist the prospective student in making informed decisions;
  • programs and services to ensure that admitted students who marginally meet or do not meet the institution's qualifications achieve expected learning goals and higher education outcomes at appropriate points;
  • accurate and comprehensive information regarding academic programs, including any required placement or diagnostic testing;
  • statements of expected student learning outcomes and information on institution-wide assessment results, as appropriate to the program offered, available to prospective students;
  • accurate and comprehensive information, and advice where appropriate, regarding financial aid, scholarships, grants, loans, and refunds;
  • published and implemented policies and procedures regarding transfer credit and credit for extra-institutional college level learning; and
  • ongoing assessment of student success, including but not necessarily limited to retention, that evaluates the match between the attributes of admitted students and the institution's mission and programs, and reflects its findings in its admissions, remediation, and other related policies.

*Evidence of Integrity should be interwoven in with the above discussions. MSCHE's overall interest in institutional integrity is that:

Integrity is a central, indispensable and defining hallmark of effective higher education institutions, and it can manifest itself through the institution's conduct within each of the other standards.

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Please click UAselfstudy@albany.edu to volunteer for this or any other subcommittee. In your e-mail please indicate two or three subcommittees on which you might be willing to serve, as well as your preference regarding first, second and third choice.

As related to these Middle States standards:

Standard 8: Student Admissions and Retention

The institution seeks to admit students whose interests, goals, and abilities are congruent with its mission and seeks to retain them through the pursuit of the students' educational goals.

Standard 6: Integrity

In the conduct of its programs and activities involving the public and the constituencies it serves, the institution demonstrates adherence to ethical standards and its own stated policies, providing support for academic and intellectual freedom.

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