Accreditation

ACCREDITATION

The Seminary is an integral part of Ashland University, which holds accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Ashland University also holds membership in the American Association of Colleges and Teacher Education, the Ohio College Association, and the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (more information).

Ashland Theological Seminary is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools Accreditation and as a graduate division of Ashland University, the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Faculty members in the Counseling Programs hold membership in the American Counseling Association, Ohio Counseling Association, American Association of Christian Counselors, and the Christian Association for Psychological Studies.

CACREP AccreditedCACREP Accreditation

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and is approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board (CSWMFT) to meet academic requirements for the Professional Counselor (PC) and Professional Clinical Counseling (PCC) licenses. Faculty members in the Counseling Programs hold membership in the American Counseling Association, Ohio Counseling Association, American Association of Christian Counselors, and the Christian Association for Psychological Studies. https://www.cacrep.org/

INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS

 

MDIV EMPLOYMENT PLACEMENT

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8 Graduates (50%) were offered ministerial positions upon graduation

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3 Graduates (18.8%) will stay in current ministerial positions

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5 Graduates (31.3%) were not offered ministerial positions

 

*16 students completed the GSQ question for MDiv Employment Placement

NON-MDIV EMPLOYMENT PLACEMENT

24 Graduates (39.3%) were offered ministerial positions upon graduation

18 Graduates (29.5%) will stay in current ministerial positions

15 Graduates (24.6%) were not offered ministerial positions

3 Graduates (4.9%) will continue on to pursue further study

1 Graduate (1.6%) pursued the degree for personal growth and does not seek ministerial employment

61 graduates completed the GSQ question for Non-MDiv Employment Placement

 

*Data from GSQ – Graduate Student Questionnaire 2017-2018

 

EDUCATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS

SATISFACTION

FACILITATING SKILLS
%

Ability to think theologically

86

Ability to work effectively with both women and men

84

Ability to give spiritual direction

84

Ability to use and interpret Scripture

82

Ability to teach well

82

Ability to lead others

82

Ability to interact effectively with those from cultural and racial/ethnic contexts other than my own

82

* Data comes from GSQ – Graduate Student Questionnaire 2017-2018

“Ability to think theologically” (86%) and “Ability to use and interpret scripture” (82%) continue to rank high in the past 11 years of Ashland Theological Seminary. Overall, students rate the seminary above the benchmark of 80% in the eight facilitating skills.

MEASURE OF EDUCATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS AND PERSONAL GROWTH

SATISFACTION

%

Trust in God

88

Self-knowledge

86

Strength of Spiritual Life

86

* Data comes from GSQ – Graduate Student Questionnaire 2017-2018

DISSERTATION APPROVED AT DEFENSE

OUTCOME

PROGRAM
% STUDENTS

Doctor of Ministry

93.75

LEVEL OF SATISFACTION WITH SCHOOL’S SERVICES AND ACADEMIC RESOURCES

SATISFACTION

ALL DEGREES
%

Class Size

90

Quality of Teaching

88

Accessibility of Faculty

86

Spiritual Formation

84

* Data comes from GSQ – Graduate Student Questionnaire 2017-2018

OVERALL EXPERIENCE DURING THEOLOGICAL PROGRAM

SATISFACTION

ALL DEGREES
%

I have grown spiritually

88

My faith is stronger than when I came

86

My personal faith has been respected

86

Faculty were supportive and understanding

86

Individuals of other faith traditions have been respected

86

I have come to know students from other racial, ethnic, and cultural groups

86

* Data comes from GSQ – Graduate Student Questionnaire 2017-2018

 

OTHER GRADUATE STUDENT QUESTIONNAIRE HIGHLIGHTS

SATISFACTION

%

I have been satisfied with my academic experience

84

If I had to do it over, I would still come to Ashland Theological Seminary

84

I know at least one faculty member well

84

The school has tried to be a diverse and inclusive community

82

I have been able to integrate theology and practice of ministry

82

Overall, seminary students are satisfied with their education.

* Data comes from GSQ – Graduate Student Questionnaire 2017-2018

Counseling students Exceeded Expectations in all areas of Assessment Artifacts. This list shares the highlights of that assessment.

CACREP STANDARDS ASSESSED FOR COUNSELING STUDENTS 2015-2016

STUDENTS

MACMHC & MAC DEGREES
% MET OR EXCEEDED

CPCE (2 Year Comprehensive Exam) (July 2015)

93.1

CPCE (2 Year Comprehensive Exam) (January 2016)

97.5

Ethics Exam (CLC 7770)

85

Ethics Group Project (CLC 7770)

90

Multicultural Exam 1, 2 & 3 (CLC 5520)

92, 94, 97

Research Review Paper (CLC 5520)

99

Diagnostic Vignettes (CLC 7729)

97

Individual Treatment Plan (CLC 7795)

92

Treatment Planning Team Project (CLC 7795)

96

Research Paper (CLC 5511)

96

Group Dynamics Exam 1 & 2 (CLC 5530)

95, 97

Research Proposal Project (CLC 6691)

95

 

MASTER OF ARTS IN CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING (CMHC) 2016-2017

PROGRAM/ DEPARTMENT STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOME IDENTIFIER
ILO IDENTIFIER (I,E,C,G)
RESULTS
OVERALL APPRAISAL
“EXCEEDED”, “MET”, “DID NOT MEET”

KO1

I

96%

Exceeded

KO2

I

94%

Exceeded

KO3

G

99%

Exceeded

KO4

C

99%

Exceeded

KO5

G

93%

Exceeded

KO6

G

96%

Exceeded

KO7

G

92%

Exceeded

KO8

I

97%

Exceeded

KO9

E

100%

Exceeded

PSO1

E

99%

Exceeded

PSO2

C

100%

Exceeded

PSO3

E

97%

Exceeded

PSO4

G

94%

Exceeded

PSO5

C

94%

Exceeded

PSO6

I

96%

Exceeded

PAO1

E

97%

Exceeded

PAO2

E

100%

Exceeded

PAO3

C

97%

Exceeded

PAO4

G

100%

Exceeded

MASTER OF ARTS IN CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING (CMHC) 2016-2017

COUNSELOR PREPARATION COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION (CPCE)
January 20, 2017 (Version 100116)
(* Exceeds national average)

CONTENT AREA
Ashland Mean (N = 11)
National Mean (N = 681)

Human Growth and Development

11.45*

10.39

Social & Cultural Diversity

9.91*

9.88

Counseling & Helping Relationships

12.73*

11.40

Group Counseling and Group Work

12.91*

11.77

Career Development

10.64*

10.34

Assessment and Testing

10.64*

9.97

Research & Program Evaluation

9.82

10.55

Professional Counseling Orientation & Ethical Practice

13.82*

11.37

Total

91.91*

85.67

 

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