Standard 32

The mission reflects the academic unit’s commitment to be responsive and adequately serve its stakeholders.

[ACCOUNTING STAKEHOLDER RESPONSIVENESS—Related Business Standard: None]


Basis for Judgment

• The mission development process includes adequate input from the stakeholders which employ the academic unit’s students concerning critical issues such as adequate supply of graduates, quality of graduates, diversity of graduates, licensure eligibility, etc.

• The current curriculum content reflects adequate content on the topics required by the stakeholders.

• The academic unit has processes in place to adjust the curriculum when changes within the stakeholder environment occur.


Guidance for Documentation

• Describe the input or input process such stakeholders provide with regard to the mission and curriculum.

• Provide current documentation on any relevant licensure requirements, such as number of hours required, specific courses or course content, or other requirements for licensure eligibility.

• Provide information on the current level of stakeholder demand for graduates who meet licensure eligibility.

• Provide information on current students and/or alumni who have successfully met the licensure requirements.

• Describe and document the response to stakeholder input concerning critical issues such as adequate supply of graduates, quality of graduates, diversity of graduates, licensure eligibility, etc.

• If the portfolio of intellectual contributions represented in Table 31-1 includes outputs of faculty members who hold faculty appointments with other institutions, the unit must clearly identify all such intellectual contributions, document how the unit supports the scholarly work of the individual faculty member, and how its relationship with the individual faculty member and the other institution contribute to the success of the unit, supports its mission, and in particular, its portfolio of intellectual contributions.


Related Tables

> Table 31–1
> Five-Year Summary of Intellectual Contributions
> Table 31–2
> Five-Year Summary of Peer Reviewed Journals and Number of Publications in Each (Optional Table)