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Preparation for the 2007 NCA Accreditation Visit

Approximate Timeline

Fall 2004

  • Announce Self-Study Coordinators
  • Appoint Self-Study Steering Committee
  • Inform Campus Community about the Self-Study
  • Notify Commission of preferred dates for the visit, the name of the Self-Study coordinator, and any proposed changes in the Statement of Affiliation Status

Winter Term 2005

  • Self-Study Committee develops the Self-Study plan and submits to the commission
  • Self-Study Chair establishes a detailed timetable with milestones
  • Organize and select principal subcommittees
  • March/April 2005, Self-Study Coordinator and committee participate in the Self-Study Coordinators Workshops at the NCA Annual meeting
  • Sub-committees gather data, interview, analyze, and develop draft reports for submission to the Steering Committee
  • Inform campus community about progress of the Self-Study
  • Identify technological and other resources needed to support process

Spring/Summer Term 2005

  • Subcommittees continue to gather data, interview, analyze, and develop draft reports for submission to the Steering Committee

Fall Term 2005

  • Send Commission information on preferences for the composition of the team
  • Steering Committee analyzes information prepared, completes studies, prepares rough draft of report

Winter Term 2006

  • Self-Study Coordinator and Committee participate in the March/April 2006 Self-Study Coordinators Workshop at the NCA Annual Meeting
  • Circulate draft of report for comments and reactions
  • Gather additional information as needed and begin to organize information for resources room for team

Summer 2006

  • Editor (single author) compiles the Final Self-Study Report

Two months before visit

  • Send one complete set of evaluation materials to each member of the evaluation Team and to the Commission liaison
  • Prepare for team visit