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Campus accreditation committee seeks opinions via email survey.

By Bleah B. Patterson

sac-ranger@alamo.edu 

Valentine’s Day is approaching and while you’re running around buying overpriced roses and chocolate hearts, don’t forget to show your school some love, too.

In January, emails were sent to all students, faculty and staff urging them to fill out a simple survey regarding the Quality Enhancement Plan.

The survey is only available through ACES email and the deadline is Thursday.

In preparation for the upcoming reaccreditation, the college is looking to improve the experiences of those who use the campus most.

The survey presents the participant with a statement and asks them to answer it on a seven-step scale from “not very important” to “very important” in an effort to discover what students, faculty and staff value most and what they think the college is lacking.

Once the survey data is received and calculated, the college will choose the theme students think needs the most attention. It will then be investigated extensively and improved upon between now and March 2015 when the college submits its application for reaccreditation.

Potential themes include technology; foundations of excellence and efforts to improve the transfer process; campus science, technology, engineering and math facilities; writing across the curriculum; faculty leadership training; and equity and engagement.

Those taking the survey should be candid and straightforward because only one theme will be addressed and given extensive attention.

“Once we have a theme, we will go look at data that relates to student learning and how to lead those affected to greater success,” said Dr. David Wood, dean of performance and excellence. Results will be revealed on Valentine’s Day, so show some love by taking the survey.

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