Dixie State University



ISAAC Charter

Assist Dixie State University (DSU) in adhering to Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) policies and procedures and in meeting its accreditation commitments.

Institutions accredited by the NWCCU are expected to cooperate fully during all aspects of evaluation and to adhere to all Commission policies, procedures, and decisions. They are responsible to ensure integrity in all institutional operations, relationships with their constituencies, relationships with other institutions, and accreditation activities with the Commission, including access to all aspects of institutional operations, accurate information about institutional affairs, and reports of other accrediting, licensing, state and federal agencies, and auditing agencies.

Assist in directing and implementing DSU assessment processes

Scope of Responsibilities

Foster excellence through the development of criteria and guidelines for assessing educational quality and institutional effectiveness;

Encourage institutional improvement through continuous self-study; in so doing, assist DSU in defining its:

  • mission, institutional learning outcomes, core themes and expectations
  • resources and capacity
  • planning and implementation
  • effectiveness and improvement
  • mission fulfillment, adaptation and sustainability

Help ensure the educational community, the general public, and other organizations that DSU has clearly defined core themes, appropriate institutional objectives and measures, established conditions under which its achievement can reasonably be expected, appears in fact to be substantially accomplishing them, and is so organized, staffed, and supported that it can be expected to continue to do so.

Serve as liaisons between ISAAC and campus constituents and on related subcommittees.

Reporting Relationships

Report to the President, the Vice-President of Academic Affairs, and the Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness

Last Revised: 8/19/16