Tentative Timeline for the Self-Study and Accreditation Evaluation
Date Activity
October 31- November 1, 2016
  • Self-study co-chairs, Pat Donahue and Jamila Bookwala, to attend Self-Study Institute, MSCHE
November 7, 2016
  • Preliminary self-study discussion meeting with the President, Provost, Dean of Curriculum and Research
November 8, 2016
  • Dr. Ellie Fogarty, MSCHE Liaison to visit with the Provost, Dean of Curriculum and Research
November 2016
  • Self-study discussion among President, Provost, self-study co-chair(s)
December 2016-
January 2017
  • Selection of steering committee members by President, Provost, self-study co-chair(s)
Spring and Fall
  • Attendance at relevant workshops and conferences by steering committee/ working group members, as needed
January-May 2017
  • Steering committee meetings
February-March 2017
  • Self-study design: development and revisions by the steering committee
March 8, 2017
  • Open meeting for faculty, staff, members of student government
Week of March 13, 2017
  • First draft of self-study design by the steering committee co-chairs
Week of March 20, 2017
  • Revision of self-study design by the steering committee
March 27, 2017
  • Final draft of self-study design shared with the President and Provost
March 31, 2017
  • Self-study design draft finalized by the steering committee
April 4, 2017
  • Self-study design draft delivered to Dr. Ellie Fogarty, MSCHE liaison
April 18, 2017
  • Self-study preparation campus visit by Dr. Ellie Fogarty, MSCHE liaison
May 2017
  • Working groups finalized
May-June 2017
  • Self-study design revised (with approval from MSCHE) by the steering committee
  • Feedback by MSCHE
August 2017
  • Self-study planning retreat with steering committee and working groups members
September 2017 through May 2018
  • Meetings of working groups and steering committee
  • Review and analysis of data, reports, surveys
  • Open meetings and presentations
    to campus constituencies
January-May 2018
  • Evaluation team chair selected and confirmed
January 2018
  • First drafts of working group reports submitted
February 2018
  • Steering committee to review working group report drafts
March-April 2018
  • Final drafts of working group reports submitted
June-July 2018
  • Self-study first draft by the steering committee co-chairs
August 2018
  • Self-study draft review
  • Begin preparation of Verification of Compliance Report
September 2018
  • Draft of self-study reviewed and discussed by campus community
  • Feedback sought
  • Self-study revised
October 2018
  • Self-study second draft distributed and discussed
  • Set date for Evaluation Team visit
November 2018
  • Copy of self-study sent to Evaluation Team Chair
  • Evaluation Team Chair preliminary visit
  • Feedback on self-study draft
December 2018
  • Verification of Compliance Report due
January 2019
  • Self-study finalized based on team chair feedback
February 2019
  • Final Self-study submitted to MSCHE and evaluation team
March-April 2019
  • Evaluation team campus visit
June 2019
  • MSCHE meets to determine accreditation action