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According to 50States.com "Accreditation is a process of validation in which colleges, universities and other institutions of higher learning are evaluated. The standards for accreditation are set by a peer review board whose members include faculty from various accredited colleges and universities."
The results of the recently conducted Student Climate Assessment indicate that 87% of students enrolled at Mildred Elley have expressed overall satisfaction with all areas of the campuses, with over 45% reporting that they are very satisfied.
The faculty of Mildred Elley have begun a cross-campus academic review of ENG 102, English Composition. Similar to the academic reviews that were conducted for the Freshman Seminar and Anatomy and Physiology courses, each campus will convene a group of interested faculty members to review the course syllabus, textbook, grading rubrics, assignments, rigor, and student learning outcomes of ENG 102, English Composition.
In conjunction with the 2015-2016 academic goals, Mildred Elley has aligned academic department goals with specific regulatory and accreditation outcomes. This academic department goal alignment process has also resulted in an improved faculty meeting structure.
Department Chairs and faculty members from the three Mildred Elley campuses recently completed a review and assessment of anatomy and physiology courses.
The goal of this assessment was to ensure that the anatomy and physiology courses offered on each campus can commonly achieve the academic needs of the various allied health programs.
The faculty examined and agreed to a common academic rigor that included the consistent use of identified textbooks, course syllabi, testing materials, grading rubrics, and supplemental instructional materials.
These curricular revisions will help to strengthen the academic experiences of enrolled students. The review and assessment of anatomy and physiology courses is another tangible example of the institution’s commitment to continuous improvement by focusing on academic improvements, student service improvements, and accreditation and compliance improvements.
To see more about our 2015 Academic year, check out our prvious blog Mildred Elley Academic Year in Review.
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I want to acknowledge formally and celebrate the achievements of each campus during the 2014-2015 academic year. In the spirit of continuous improvement, three broad academic goals were established for the just concluded 2014-2015 academic year:
Administrative Professionals’ Day, formerly known as Secretaries’ Day, is observed annually in the United States on Wednesday of the last full week of April. Long before this holiday was first established in 1952, Mildred Elley has been on the cutting edge of training students for administrative careers in the Albany, New York area. Since Mrs. Elley began to train students in shorthand and typing skills in her Quail Street home in 1917, thousands of students have graduated from the school with the skill sets necessary to provide administrative support in a great variety of settings.
Something that all students have to grapple with is how to find the best possible research materials for their papers. The Internet is an amazing tool, and has added to both the excellence and the mediocrity of student work. The value of your work will directly relate to the value of your research, and when you're using websites as a main source of information, you never know what you're gonna get.