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The institution ensures the quality of educational programs/courses offered through consortia relationships or contractual agreements, ensures ongoing compliance with the comprehensive requirements, and evaluates the consortial relationship and/or agreement against the purpose of the institution.

 

 
 


Southeastern is in compliance with Educational Programs Comprehensive Standard 3.4.7.

 

 
 


Southeastern Louisiana University enters consortia/contractual agreements only when such agreements advance the mission of the University. Curricular requirements must meet the University's quality expectations. All curricula are subject to regular, periodic assessments through the Major Field Assessment (MFA) program. In addition, the curriculum process assures appropriate review by departmental and college committees, the University's Curriculum Council, and in the cases of graduate courses and curricula, the Graduate Council.

Louisiana's Master Plan for Public Postsecondary Education: 2001 encourages the development of consortia agreements. Page 19 of the Master Plan states that “colleges and universities are expected to develop partnerships with other institutions, public agencies, schools systems, corporations, and private business to supplement and extend their talents and skills for the improvement of the educational, social and economic conditions of their communities.” Consortia are expected to further the missions of the universities involved and meet quality expectations. Southeastern has entered into consortia agreements that further its mission and makes effective use of University resources. All consortia agreements are subject to regular, periodic assessments that assure ongoing compliance with the comprehensive requirements and support of the University's mission.

For instance, the University has entered into consortia agreements that provide for the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), 2+2 articulation with Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) that assures seamless transition and articulation of business students meeting university expectations, and a Cooperative Progression/Degree Program Agreement with the Universidad Tecnológica de Honduras that allows for seamless articulation from that school to Southeastern.

  • The Intercollegiate Consortium for a Master of Science in Nursing
    The Intercollegiate Consortium for a Master of Science in Nursing program (ICMSN) is a cooperative venture among the nursing units at Southeastern Louisiana University, McNeese State University, Southern University-Baton Rouge, and the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. The ICMSN is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
     
    The consortium structure allows students to enroll in courses at any one of the participating universities and receive credit toward their master's degree. Students can select the campus they wish to attend based on the major(s) and role concentration(s) offered and the campus most convenient to their living and working arrangements. Southeastern Louisiana University offers a major in Community Psychosocial Nursing, McNeese State University offers a major in Adult Health Nursing, the University of Louisiana, Lafayette offers a major in High-Risk Home Health Nursing, and Southern University offers a major in Family Health Nursing. The advanced nursing role concentrations offered through the consortium are nursing administration, nursing education, clinical nurse specialist, and nurse practitioner.
     
    Students successfully completing the MSN curriculum at Southeastern Louisiana University meet educational requirements to take the following national certification examinations:
     
    • Clinical Nurse Specialist Role: Clinical Specialist in Community Health Nursing
    • Nurse Practitioner Role: Adult Nurse Practitioner
    • Nursing Administration Role: Nursing Administration Advanced
     
    In accordance with the consortium agreement, the program's core courses and advanced core courses are offered at each of the consortium institutions on a rotating basis. Through the use of distance technology, students are able to complete these courses when they need them regardless of which institution is teaching them at the time. Southeastern still maintains a degree of control since all courses offered through the consortium must meet the approval of a governing body which is comprised of equal representation from each of the participating institutions. The specialty courses required in the specific major must be taken at the institution offering that major.
     
  • 2 + 2 Cooperative Progression Program Between Southeastern Louisiana University and Baton Rouge Community College
    Southeastern seeks to provide greater access to undergraduate programs through articulation agreements, cross-enrollment agreements, 2 + 2 programs, and cooperative degree progression agreements. All courses taken through such agreements are subject to the same transfer credit policies that apply to any course taken at another regionally accredited institution and must be evaluated and approved by the academic college and department in which the equivalent course is offered.
     
    Southeastern's 2+2 agreement with Baton Rouge Community College provides a seamless transition for business students successfully completing 2-year associate degree requirements at BRCC. The agreement allows BRCC students who declare their intent to enter the program immediate access to Southeastern's business advisors. In addition, academic records are shared between the schools for those students so engaged. These students enter Southeastern's business program as juniors and are potentially able to complete the four-year bachelor's degree program in business in two years. The agreement assures that all comprehensive requirements are met and that students involved in the program are provided a learning experience that meets university expectations.
     
  • Cooperative Progression/Degree Program Between Southeastern Louisiana University and the Universidad Tecnológica de Honduras
    The University enters consortia and articulation agreements that advance the mission of the University and assure that such programs meet expectations of quality. The agreement between the Universidad Tecnológica de Honduras (UTH) is an example of such an agreement. This agreement allows business students at UTH who successfully pursue a specific, English language business degree curriculum in Honduras and complete 51 hours of credit courses from Southeastern, to simultaneously receive degrees from both institutions.
     
    As is required in all Southeastern programs, the last year of coursework is taken from Southeastern. UTH's syllabi for its on-campus courses are largely based on Southeastern's syllabi. In addition, course offerings were reviewed for relevance to the Southeastern business degree. The agreement with Universidad Tecnológica de Honduras assures ongoing compliance with the comprehensive requirements by providing periodic assessments of the program's effectiveness and review by Southeastern. As stated in the agreement, “Southeastern Louisiana University will review UTH course materials and syllabi to assure compliance with Board policy and continued adherence to SLU's high academic standards and accreditation requirements.”

All consortia relationships pursued by Southeastern are designed to meet the expectations of the Master Plan, advance the mission of the University, and assure ongoing compliance to the comprehensive requirements. Agreements establishing such consortia contain expectations of quality and periodic assessment.


 
 
Document Location
Louisiana Board of Regents Master Plan for Public Postsecondary Education:2001

http://www.regents.state.la.us/pdfs/Planning/masterplan2001.pdf
(see page 19)

Local Copy:
http://www2.selu.edu/sacs/documents/BoR_masterplan2001.pdf

Memorandum of Agreement, Intercollegiate Consortium for the Master of Science in Nursing http://www2.selu.edu/documents/docs/msnursing_consortium_agree.pdf
Memorandum of Agreement to Establish a Postsecondary 2+2 Cooperative Progression Program Between Southeastern Louisiana University and Baton Rouge Community College http://www2.selu.edu/documents/docs/2+2_agreement.pdf
Memorandum of Agreement to Establish a Cooperative Progression/Degree Program Between Southeastern Louisiana University and the Universidad Tecnológica de Honduras http://www2.selu.edu/documents/docs/UTH_agreement.pdf

 

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