Standard 10. Public Disclosure
The College's goal is to continue improvements to the College's website navigation and content in an effort to ensure that members of the Stonehill community and those interested in joining us have a full, clear and candid understanding of what the College offers. We are working to establish a clear and consistent set of claims that we regularly review and update so that information about Stonehill --particularly with regard to ratings and rankings -- is consistent for all our audiences. As an important first step we have created a "Ratings and Rankings" page on the Stonehill website that displays this information. The Marketing Department Web Team met with BigBad in September to review the site delivery and to outline those areas that are still in need of attention. In addition, the Web Office is working with Information Technology to upgrade the content management software. Some areas of the website will also be improved. First, the Offices & Services navigation menu will be revamped to make it easier to navigate to the various services. Sections of the Academic content concerning Learning Communities are under development and by the Director of General Education with the assistance of the Web Team.
Moreover, key stakeholders will be involved in refining content, implementing business process improvements and developing and supporting training on the content management tool which will allow for easier and more timely content updates. Ultimately the changes will allow for a more unified experience for all website audiences.
The Hill Book is of paramount importance to our public disclosure and our compliance with the reauthorized Higher Education Opportunity Act. Now that the College had produced four editions of The Hill Book, the review committee will revisit the structure of the document. The Committee will decide whether or not to maintain the current structure and whether or not to move the document entirely to the web, where it can be regularly updated. Ingeniux, the new Content Management System for the college website, was chosen in part because of its ability to use .xml technology. This will eventually allow for web page content to be reformatted into print content for print publications, thereby introducing another level of coordination and consistency. This may also enable us to keep a live copy of the catalog online for the sole purpose of making necessary changes throughout the year that would then be incorporated into the next academic year's printed catalog. A move in this direction would leverage the web and ensure that our content is 100% consistent across media.
In terms of student outcomes, only recently has the Office of Institutional Research begun to sort existing direct and indirect assessment data by each of the institutional outcomes. This includes data from NSSE, CIRP, Noel-Levitz, CAAP, CLA, SES, OYO, Quality of Life, as well as assessments of the first year seminar. By this process, we hope to identify student success in meeting these outcomes. These outcomes themselves also need revisiting as we have identified the conspicuous absence of learning outcomes related to internationalization and multicultural education.
Finally, while Stonehill's Regional accreditation is visible and widely published, we could place more emphasis could be placed on our programmatic accreditations with the American Chemical Society (ACS); Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA); and the Association to Advance Schools and Colleges of Business (AACSB) -- for which we are in candidacy. Our NEASC accreditation status should be added to our Admission View Book, and we will also need to make an effort to emphasize all our accreditations in our recruiting materials.