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