A center provides the framework and resources necessary to support and facilitate student learning.

Rationale

An ACPE accredited center creatively and effectively utilizes the context in which learning takes place, drawing upon available technological support, use of classroom space, learning sites, library, and internet, as well as other contextual and local means by which student learning is both supported and enhanced.

Indicators

In assessing this area, reviewers will look at the center’s:

A. Student Support Services and how students are made aware of them
B. Utilization of its context as a learning environment
C. Academic Resources and how they are utilized by students
D. Determination of educator workload and peer group size
E. Professional development plan for its faculty
F. Fulfillment of the policies related to changes in centers

Items that must be included in the center’s portfolio:

  1. A complete description of Student Support Services and Academic Resources provided in the center and evidence from student survey/interview data and analysis showing the impact on a student’s experience
  2. A presentation of the unique components of the center as a learning environment, with examples of how these impact student learning as evidenced in student survey/interview data and analysis
  3. An analysis of current educator workload peer group size
  4. A presentation about the engagement of its faculty in professional development