Logan's Dean of Student Services Dr. James Paine Named Peer Corps Reviewer by the Higher Learning Commission
May 1, 2013
James Paine, PhD, dean of student services at Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs
, recently accepted an invitation to join the Higher Learning Commission as a Peer Corps reviewer. All reviewers have an initial appointment of three years and have an opportunity to serve another five-year term after successful completion of an initial term.
As a member of an evaluation visit team, Dr. Paine will spend 20-30 hours preparing for a visit, two to three full days of work during the visit, and 20-30 hours after the visit writing and revising portions of the team report as well as conducting an individual review, consensus review, and finalizing the report. Serving as a reviewer requires an individual to strike a balance between individual views and judgments and those held by colleagues. Reviewers are expected to be skilled in consensus decision-making and strive for consensus in reaching decisions about an institution’s accreditation and about the evidence and reasons for their decisions.
“Serving as a member of the Peer Corps is an important public service opportunity within the higher education community,” said Dr. Paine. “I am honored to have been asked to be a part of this important Higher Learning Commission team.”
Logan President Dr. Clay McDonald added, “We are very proud of Dr. Paine’s selection as a peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission. It speaks well of his capabilities and reflects positively on his work at Logan.”
Since 1935, Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs has been preparing students to enter the health care marketplace to become successful Doctors of Chiropractic. To fulfill individual professional goals, Logan also offers its students, graduates and other professionals a choice of two academic master’s programs, offered both online and in an on-campus format, a Master of Science in Sports Science and Rehabilitation, and a Master of Science in Nutrition and Human Performance. Other program offerings include undergraduate coursework including an Accelerated Science Program to help students complete their basic science coursework at an accelerated pace, offered in both online and on-campus formats, and two baccalaureate degrees -- a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Life Science.