Planning for Higher Education Journal

Connecting Your Institution’s Achievements to Demonstrate a Culture of Compliance

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From Volume 41 Number 3 | March–May 2013
By Susan Paraska

Institutions of higher learning are under continuous demand to provide data-based evidence that is responsive to state-mandated education requirements as well as federal and regional accreditation standards. Using project management techniques, a relational matrix will help to identify available documentation (such as policies, assessment results, audit reports, and data warehouse reports) and any gaps in evidence needed that may then be used to begin collaboration toward improving an institution’s culture of compliance. A matrix also shows the linkage between organizational ownership and the requisite actions that contribute to accomplishing goals that may serve as supporting evidence in addressing external requirements.

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