Purdue is an institution that is continually moving forward, while maintaining an intense appreciation for its rich history.

The following pages will depict the University's progress and change over time, with particular attention given to suggestions and concerns cited in the 1999 NCA report; the process for reflection and documentation for this self-study; where the University stands relative to each core component within each of the five current accreditation criteria; and the reasons for selecting the self-study special emphasis topic.

The document is presented below in a format that is easily accessible through the Table of Contents with direct access and links to all of the Web references. A PDF version of each chapter is also included for your convenience near the right hand side of each chapter heading.

Table of Contents

Introduction

2000–2009: A Decade of Innovation and Progress

Then and Now

Response to 1999 HLC/NCA Evaluation

Organization and Conduct of Self-Study

Special Emphasis: Synergies across the Disciplines

Request for Continued Accreditation

References

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Chapter 1 — Meeting Criterion 1 with Purpose: Mission and Integrity

Introduction

Core Component 1a.

Core Component 1b.

Core Component 1c.

Core Component 1d.

Core Component 1e.

Summary of Evidence

Challenges and Opportunities

References

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Chapter 2 — Meeting Criterion 2 with Purpose: Preparing for the Future

Introduction

Core Component 2a.

Core Component 2b.

Core Component 2c.

Core Component 2d.

Summary of Evidence

Challenges and Opportunities

References

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Chapter 3 — Meeting Criterion 3 with Purpose: Student Learning
and Effective Teaching

Introduction

Core Component 3a.

Core Component 3b.

Core Component 3c.

Core Component 3d.

Summary of Evidence

Challenges and Opportunities

References

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Chapter 4 — Meeting Criterion 4 with Purpose: Acquisition, Discovery, and
Application of Knowledge

Introduction

Core Component 4a.

Core Component 4b.

Core Component 4c.

Core Component 4d.

Summary of Evidence

Challenges and Opportunities

References

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Chapter 5 — Meeting Criterion 5 with Purpose: Engagement and Service

Introduction

Core Component 5a.

Core Component 5b.

Core Component 5c.

Core Component 5d.

Summary of Evidence

Challenges and Opportunities

References

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Chapter 6 — Special Emphasis: Synergies across the Disciplines

Introduction — The Evolution of a Synergistic Culture

Synergies in Learning

Synergies in Discovery

Synergies in Engagement — Meeting Global Challenges

Summary

References

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References

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Appendices

Appendix A: Institutional Snapshot

Appendix B: Federal Compliance Summary 2009–2010

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Acknowledgments

Purdue University is grateful to all those who have contributed to the self-study process for reaccreditation by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. This effort has benefitted from the participation of individuals and groups throughout the University community. We thank the faculty, staff, and students for their ongoing involvement and invaluable contributions to Purdue's self-study, with special thanks to the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost.

We also acknowledge the following groups for their guidance and contributions to the development of this self-study report:

Accreditation Steering Committee

Chair: Christine Ladisch, Co-Chair: Mark Pagano

Members-At-Large: David Williams, Julie Rosa, Andrew Koch, Lorinda Sorensen, Kathy Greenwood

Criterion One: Alysa Rollock; Criterion Two: Craig Svensson; Criterion Three: Barbara Dixon; Criterion Four: Melissa Dark; Criterion Five: Jay Akridge; Special Emphasis Task Force: Nicholas Giordano

Self-Study Committees

Criterion One: Co-Chairs: Alysa Rollock and Bernard Engel; Members: Stephen Akers, Diane Denis, Margaret Grogan, Jeffrey Gunsher, Klod Kokini, Suzanne Nielsen, Amy Penner, Howard Weiss

Criterion Two: Co-Chairs: Craig Svensson and John Sautter; Members: Nancy Bulger, John Collier, Thomas Ganz, Jonathan Harbor, Richard Kuhn, Joan Marshall, Rabindra Mukerjea, James Mullins, Teri Reed-Rhoads, Ken Sandel

Criterion Three: Co-Chairs: Barbara Dixon and Craig Beyrouty; Members: Hans Aagard, Susan Aufderheide, Gary Bertoline, John Campbell, Audeen Fentiman, Marne Helgesen, Jane Kirkpatrick, Daniel Kopp, Gerald Lynch, Heather Stout

Criterion Four: Co-Chairs: Melissa Dark and George Wodicka; Members: Robert Bill, Jean Chmielewski, Peter Dunn, James Fleet, Jeffrey Gilger, David Janes, Pablo Malavenda, Gita Ramaswamy, Steven Witz

Criterion Five: Co-Chairs: Jay Akridge and Kathryne Newton; Members: Robert Bennett, Kirk Cerny, Karen Diamond, Michael Eddy, Christian Foster, Dale Harris, Charles Hibberd, Elizabeth Liley, David McKinnis, Julie Novak, Shirley Rose, William Walker

Special Emphasis Task Force: Chair: Nicholas Giordano; Members: Susan Curtis, Sarah Diaz, Michael Harris, Patricia Hart, Robert May, Beth McNeil, John Nemz, Timothy Newby, Chris Sahley, Eric Stach, Jon Story, Abe Walton

Self-Study Document Committee

Chair: Mark Pagano, Co-Chair: Jacque Frost; Members: Kyle Bowen, James Gardner, Kathy Greenwood, Christine Ladisch, Jim McCammack, Greg Simmons, Amira Zamin

Resource Room

P. Jane Morris

Content Specialist

John Norberg

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