Accreditation

Accreditation

Call for Third-Party Comment

Submission Deadline: September 7, 2020

On October 5-6, 2020, Mars Hill University will host an accreditation visit by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). In preparation for the visit, the AAQEP Quality Review Team is soliciting public comment about the quality of educator preparation provided by Mars Hill University. All comments must be submitted by September 7, 2020 through the AAQEP website: Submit Comment

The Mars Hill University Teacher Education Program provides the following information to the public on both program outcome and program impact with links to data that provide supporting evidence for each measure:

MEASURES OF PROGRAM IMPACT:

Measure 1: Impact that completers’ teaching has on P-12 learning and development
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  • Value-Added ratings — state ratings of teachers’ impact on gains in student learning, as measured by standardized test scores of the students in their classes.

Measure 2: Indicators of teaching effectiveness
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  • NCEES— principal ratings of the competence of recent graduates, as mandated under the North Carolina Teacher Evaluation System, which is aligned with the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards.

Measure 3: Results of employer surveys
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  • Principal survey — a survey of principals’ perception of recent MHU Teacher Education program graduates currently working at their schools.

Measure 4: Results of completer surveys
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  • Graduate survey — a survey of in-service teachers who completed the Mars Hill University Teacher Education Program.

MEASURES OF PROGRAM OUTCOME AND CONSUMER INFORMATION:

Measure 5: Graduation rates from preparation programs
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  • Completer graduation rates — aggregate completion rates for the Teacher Education Program and institutional graduation rates.

Measure 6: Ability of completers to meet licensing (certification) and any additional state requirements
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  • State licensure exam results — including most recent year pass rates by program area and summary pass rates by year.

Measure 7: Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they are prepared
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  • State survey of employment — average 4-year employment rates, based on information from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

Measure 8: Student loan default rates and other consumer information
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  • Student Loan Default— University-wide rate of default on student loans for the years 2013, 2014 and 2015 and other consumer information, based on data provided by the MHU Financial Aid Office.