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UPR Assessment Report MSCHE

UPR Assessment Report MSCHE

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February, 2011
ASSESSMENTREPORT
 
 
UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO ACTION PLAN FOR SUSTAINED COMPLIANCE WITHTHELEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE, EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS, ANDINSTITUTIONAL RESOURCESSTANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE OF THE MIDDLE STATESCOMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION
 
 
 
 ASSESSMENT REPORT UPR ACTION PLAN CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION     Page i
  
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
A
SSESSMENT
R
EPORT
1C
OMMISSION
S
R
EQUIREMENTS
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Five-year financial projections for the UPR System; Institutional pro-forma budgets that demonstrate the institution's ability to generate a balanced budget for fiscal years 2012 through 2015 
Balanced Budget 2Cost Control Measures 3The Role of the 7 Committees of 7 5Five-Year Financial Projections 5Audited Financial Statement 6Strategies for Improvement 6
 
C
OMMISSION
S
R
EQUIREMENT
N
O
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3 8
Evidence that the Board of Trustees assists in generating resources needed to sustain and improve the institution
Board of Trustees 8President and Chancellors 11Vice Presidency for Research and Technology 11
Research Funding
11
The Molecular Sciences Building and The Puerto Rico Science and TechnologyTrust
12
 
C
OMMISSION
S
R
EQUIREMENT
N
O
.
 
4
 
13
Evidence of a procedure in place for the periodic objective assessment of the Board of Trustees in meeting stated governing body objectives and responsibilities
Assessment Efforts by the Board of Trustees 13Periodic Assessment Initiative  14
 
C
OMMISSION
S
R
EQUIREMENT
N
O
.
 
5
 
15
Evidence that steps have been taken to assure continuity and stability of institutional leadership, particularly in times of governmental transition
C
OMMISSION
S
R
EQUIREMENT
N
O
.
 
6
 
19
Evidence that the UPR Action Plan is implemented, that it is assessed, and the data are used for continuous improvement of the institution's processes
The System-Wide Planning Process 20
 
The UPR Action Plan Implementation and Continuous Feedback Process 21
 
The Dissemination and Ongoing Feedback Process 22Assessment of Sustained Compliance and Progress to Date 22
 
 
 ASSESSMENT REPORT UPR ACTION PLAN CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION     Page ii
  
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OMMISSION
S
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EQUIREMENT
N
O
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23
Evidence of implementation of clear institutional policies specifying the respective authority of the different governance bodies and their respective roles and responsibilities in shared governance
Revisit and Empower Leadership and Governance at All Levels 23General Student Bylaws 23Electronic Vote 23Student Code of Conduct 24Eligibility Criteria 24Freedom of Speech and University Autonomy 24Commitment with an Open University Culture 25
Evidence of internal dialogue and advice on these topics
 
26
Releases to the Internal and External Community
26
 Electronic Releases
27Integration of Campuses to their Communities 27Empowerment of Leadership and Governance Constituents 28Academic and Administrative Policies, Practices, and Structures 28
 
C
OMMISSION
S
R
EQUIREMENT
N
O
.
 
8
 
29
Evidence that steps have been taken to improve shared governance, especially indocumenting how campus input is solicited and considered in decision making at the systemlevel.
Periodic Forums with Elected Student Leadership 29Informational and Listening Sessions by Senior Leaders 32Periodic Surveys 32New Tuition Exemption Policy 32New Summer Offering Policy 32Chancellors and other Key Campus Leadership Role in Policy Development andDecision Making 33The University Board and the Board of Trustees 35
C
OMMISSION
S
R
EQUIREMENT
N
O
.
 
9
 
37
Evidence that communication between the Central Administration and the institution and withinthe institution, is clear, timely, and accurate, and that the sources of such communications areclearly defined and made available to all constituents.
Communication Plan 37Communication Strategies 38
Examples of links posted through
Cartero AC 
to keep
 
University Communitycontinuously informed and updated
38
 Press releases, accessible at
Cartero AC 
 
39
 
Examples of postings at
Cartero AC 
of 
 
TV, radio and press interviews
 
on relevantinstitutional issues
39Purpose, Membership Selection, and Relation of the 7 Committees of 7 to ExistingStructures 40

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