Optimal educational operations are necessary for effectively delivering service to students and maintaining the financial health of the institution. This group is for those who oversee, or aspire to oversee, educational operations. Group members discuss and share best practices, ideas, thoughts, reflections, and resources to help colleagues across the globe improve performance. 

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5 Year Planning | New comment by Suzanne Scales

Hi Betsy,

ACCSC has a Monograph Series publication on Institutional Assessment and Improvement Planning on thier website here

Hiring the right person | New comment by Matthew Wilson

I would assign each applicant a task to perform as part of the interview process. Generally those that go above and beyond to complete the task with high standards will do the same as an emoloyee..

Instructor's Experience | New comment by Matthew Wilson

I have found that no matter how much experience a massage therapist has or where they have worked, most don't have the book knowledge needed to explain how a muscle contracts in detail. Ask any...

5 Year Planning | New comment by Richard Matley

Hi Betsy,


I don't have a specific example for you, but I can recommend a couple of resources from Kaplan and Norton: The Strategy-Focused Organization and ...

TFC | New blog by Dave Lynnes

I wouold like to have some feedback from any schools that are using TFC as a funding option for students.

Hiring the right faculty | New blog by Luanne Haggard

I will use the worksheet provided to set up the KSAO for the instructor positions I hire.  I will also use the example of the RJP when communicating with potential applicates.

Length of new hire orientation | New comment by J. Ramon Villanueva

In my experience, the length of a program and the skill set and/or minimum acceptable teaching experience in teaching area for new instructors dictate the periods of orientation. For example, for a...

Length of new hire orientation | New comment by Luanne Haggard

Orientation should last at least over several courses, whether that is a semester, years, or term.  We offer courses every 6 weeks, so orientation is at least 2-3 weeks before an instructor is...

Hiring the right person | New discussion by Christine Scally

Often times, an applicant will wow you in the interview process. However, that can change once they are hired. I find many to be a bit lacksadasial, without any OOMPH or pizzazz like you saw in the in...

Length of new hire orientation | New comment by Elizabeth Levine

I think the length of orientation varis with the experience of the instructor.  I agree that faculty development extends over more then the first semester.