Public Disclosure of Student Achievement
In keeping with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) policy, Institutional Obligations for Public Disclosure, enacted June 2014, the University of Holy Cross (UHC) is committed to provide information to the public that is complete, accurate, timely, accessible, clear and sufficient. A Council on Higher Education Accreditation standard further requires that SACSCOC accredited institutions publish statements of its goals for student achievement and the success of students in achieving those goals.
Goals for Student Achievement
As per our mission statement, “the University of Holy Cross is a unique Catholic institution of higher learning founded by the Marianites of Holy Cross. Rooted in a belief in human dignity, the University of Holy Cross educates the minds and hearts of its students. The University is centered on effective and innovative teaching, intelligence exercised across disciplines, practical reasoning, and communication with others. All members of the University strive for excellence and contribute their knowledge and experience in their chosen work, community, and ultimately the world in need.”
Student Success in Achieving Those Goals
A wealth of information, including student retention and graduation rates, is entered in the Integrated Post-Secondary Data System each year. Various sites such as College Navigator and College Results Online make that information easily accessible by the public. College Scorecard also includes information regarding salary after attendance.
Additional indicators of student success are licensure and employment rates. Data is provided for students engaged in professional degree programs in business, counseling, education, neurodiagnostic technology, nursing, and radiologic technology. Also at the program level, are program evaluations, such as the one provided for the Graduate Program in Counseling, that document plans to improve student learning outcomes.
Snapshot results of student participation in the 2015 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and the 2015 NSSE Experiences with Writing, as well as faculty participation in the 2015 Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE), provide qualitative data relevant to student success.