The Middle States Self Study report does not make for light reading but there are a few comments that were noteworthy. Please add to this partial list of comments as you see fit.
Page 19, paragraph two attempts to justify the creation of the twelve-month faculty position. It's all our fault, ladies and gentelmen, that we have twelve-month faculty as the college needed to serve the needs of the students "beyond the parameters of those provided by the 10-month faculty (who are actually obligated to work only 9 months or 152 days/year)".
Page 25, last paragraph indicates that a "$500,000 investment" in a national advertising campaign for Ocean Online has, as of Spring 2013, "failed to measurably increase the number of out-of-state distance learning credits." This topic is revisited on page 33 where the author (JH) admits that their goal of 20% of all DL credits coming from out of state "has not been met and does not seem likely to be achieved in the near future."
This document is the Civility Queen's swan song after a forty-plus year career at OCC which, by all accounts, started justly as a faculty member. The last dozen or so years were devoted to her own financial benefits and terrorizing the faculty. The one-time faculty association president and champion of faculty rights, while she was a faculty member, morphed into a tyrannical megalomaniac who took glee in gutting a contract that she helped create. Good riddance. Have fun looking in the mirror every day. I hope that you see what we have seen over these last twelve years.