Campus Community General Questions

  1. What do you know about accreditation?
  2. Have you seen or read Lake Superior College’s Assurance Argument? How is the spirit of the mission reflected in what you do?
  3. Did you play a role in preparing for the site visit?
  4. How would you describe Lake Superior College’s mission
  5. Do you know where you would find the official Mission, Vision, and Values statements?
  6. What are the College’s current strategic priorities?
  7. What are Lake Superior College’s biggest strengths?
  8. What are the biggest challenges that face Lake Superior College?
  9. What concerns do you have about the future of LSC?
  10. What makes LSC unique in your state and among higher education institutions in general?
  11. Provide an example of how Lake Superior College is committed to freedom of expression.
  12. Do you know where to find information about academic integrity and policies regarding academic misconduct?
  13. How would you describe the campus climate for diversity?
  14. Describe any campus processes that could be improved or made more efficient.
  15. Does LSC offer programming in support of diverse populations?
  16. What kinds of changes are taking place at Lake Superior College? Do you see these as positive changes?
  17. How are planning and budgeting tied together?
  18. Are LSC’s stated goals the ones that are funded and supported? How is this apparent?
  19. When a policy, process, or program is being examined or proposed, is it publicized and/or communicated to the appropriate constituencies?

LSC Student Questions

  1. Why did you choose to enroll at Lake Superior College? Have your expectations been met?
  2. What do you think is special about LSC?
  3. Would you recommend LSC to other students?
  4. What do you like best about LSC? What would you change if you could?
  5. Describe your experiences with academic advising.
  6. Have you experienced any problems getting the courses you need in a timely manner?
  7. Do you feel like you have been treated fairly at LSC?
  8. Do you know where to go for help with the following: Academic support, Career planning, Personal counseling, Making a complaint, Technology support.
  9. Do you use any of the following: Library, Tutoring Services, Counseling Services, Accessibility Services? If yes, what has been your experience?
  10. Are you able to estimate your bill each semester, or are you surprised when you receive it?
  11. Do you know if you are enrolled in an accredited program?
  12. How is the relationship between students and faculty?
  13. What opportunities do you have to participate in community or service-learning experiences?
  14. What opportunities do you have to interact with people and cultures different from your own?
  15. What opportunities do you have to gain real-world experience related to your education and career goals?
  16. Tell us about programming that happens outside of academic departments where you have learned something.
  17. If you have transferred credits, what was the experience like for you?
  18. Do you think the college communicates clearly with students about topics such as financial aid, student conduct, costs, and graduation requirements? What improvements would you recommend?
  19. Does the website and recruiting materials describe or depict an accurate picture of LSC?
  20. Do you have an opportunity to provide the administration with feedback?

LSC Faculty Questions

  1. How do you contribute to the LSC mission?
  2. What is your department or programs vision for the future? How does this relate to College mission?
  3. Talk about shared governance and how faculty participate in the decision-making at different levels of the college (department, college, institution). Can you share some examples?
  4. How would you describe the relationship between faculty and administration? What works and what needs improvement?
  5. What resources are available to support faculty? Are these sufficient to meet faculty needs?
  6. What is the role of faculty in ensuring academic quality?
  7. Is your department actively involved in assessing student learning?
  8. How has your department used its assessment findings?
  9. What evidence do you have that students achieve your program’s intended learning outcomes?
  10. How do you ensure that all classes – online, blended, dual credit – have the same learning outcomes and equivalent assessments?
  11. How do you differentiate between certificate level and Associate degree level learning outcomes?
  12. How do you ensure the quality of the curriculum regardless of how or where it is delivered?
  13. How are faculty involved in course, department, and program level assessment?
  14. Describe your program evaluation process.
  15. What is the purpose of general education?
  16. What opportunities do students have to gain real-world experience? Community or civic engagement? Leadership? Diversity or multiculturalism?
  17. How are your students doing once they graduate?
  18. How is academic freedom supported by the college?
  19. Is your department/program/division more effective than it was four years ago? Explain
  20. What are the biggest resource challenges at LSC?
  21. What are you most proud of at the College?
  22. Do faculty have the necessary infrastructure and resources to support effective teaching and learning (i.e., technology, laboratories, libraries, etc.)
  23. Are instructors evaluated regularly in accordance with established LSC policies and procedures?

LSC Staff Questions

  1. How does your department support the mission of the college?
  2. What is it like to be a staff member at LSC?
  3. What opportunities do you have for professional development?
  4. Are staff members treated equitably in their access to these opportunities?
  5. How are staff evaluated?
  6. What is your impression of the evaluation process?
  7. How are staff involved in campus decision-making processes?
  8. Do you believe that staff have sufficient input into decisions that impact them?
  9. How would you describe the relationship between staff and administration? What works, and what could be improved?
  10. What do you like best about your job? What would you change if you could?
  11. How do units across campus work collaboratively?
  12. Do you feel that your work is valued by the administration? Faculty? Other staff? Students?
  13. How does your department contribute to student learning and development?
  14. How does your department assess or evaluate effectiveness?
  15. How is data used to inform improvements in delivery of student services? Do you have any examples?
  16. What are the challenges at LSC or within the Student Services unit?
  17. What are you most proud of?

LSC Administration Questions

  1. How do you as an administrative team support the LSC Mission, Vision, and Values?
  2. What role do you play in the development of those guiding principles?
  3. What role have you played in the development of LSC’s strategic plan and priorities?
  4. How would you describe the administrative relationship with the President? With faculty and staff? With students?