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Rich Mountain Community College
Rich Mountain Community College

Self-Study Report For Continued Accreditation

Cover  
Chapter 1 A Brief History of RMCC 3
Rich Mountain Community College Is 5
Development of Rich Mountain Community College 7
Chapter 2 The Self-Study Process 9
Purpose and Process of Self-Study 9
History of Accreditation 17
Chapter 3 Mission and Integrity 23
Core Component 1a 23
Core Component 1b 28
Core Component 1c 33
Core Component 1d 37
Core Component 1e 43
Conclusion 47
Strengths 48
Challenges 49
Issues for the Future 49
Chapter 4 Criterion 2: Preparing for the Future 51
Core Component 2a 51
Core Component 2b 59
Core Component 2c 68
Core Component 2d 74
Conclusion 78
Strengths 78
Challenges 79
Chapter 5 Criterion 3: Student Learning and Effective Teaching 81
Core Component 3a 81
Core Component 3b 93
Core Component 3c 102
Core Component 3d 113
Conclusion 124
Strengths 124
Challenges 125
Chapter 6 Criterion 4: Acquisition, Discovery, and Application of Knowledge 127
Core Component 4a 128
Core Component 4b 138
Core Component 4c 153
Core Component 4d 162
Conclusion 168
Strengths 168
Challenges 169
Issues for the Future 169
Chapter 7 Criterion 5: Engagement and Service 171
Core Component 5a 171
Core Component 5b 174
Core Component 5c 177
Core Component 5d 180
Conclusion 181
Strengths 181
Challenges 181
Issues for the Future 181
Chapter 8 Looking to the Future 183
Goals of the Institutional Self-Study 183
Highlights of Strengths and Challenges 184
Four Themes 187
Institutional Priorities for Improvement 190
Request for Continued Accreditation 190
Chapter 9 Request for Institutional Change: Waldron Off-Campus Site 191
What is the change being proposed? 191
What are the organization's plans to implement and sustain
the proposed change?
196
What are the organization's strategies to evaluate the proposed change? 198
Future Needs and Directions 207
Conclusion 210
Appendices  
Appendix A - Referenced Charts and Documents  
Appendix B - Organizational Charts  
Appendix C - RMCC Fact Sheet  
Appendix D - Basic Institutional Data Forms  
Appendix E - Assessment Matrix  
Appendix F - Survey Instruments

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