Schedule and Timeline

Summer 2013

  • ALO receives invitation to attend the MSCHE Self-Study Institute, complete

Fall 2013

  • ALO forms the Self-Study Logistics Team (SSLT), complete
  • Members of the SSLT attend the Self-Study Institute held to orient institutions beginning the self-study process, complete
  • President Perman appoints the Steering Committee Co-Chairs, complete
  • Nominations for the Steering Committee are made, complete
  • USM Board of Regent designee identified, complete
  • Visit for MSCHE liaison is scheduled, complete

Spring 2014

  • Steering Committee Co-Chairs establish and charge the Self-Study Steering Committee, complete
  • Steering Committee chooses its self-study design model, complete
  • Working groups are established, complete
  • The Self-Study process is officially launced, complete
  • The draft of the Self-Study design is finalized and submitted to MSCHE, complete
  • UMB hosts the visit of Middle States liaison, complete
  • The Self-Study design is finalized and accepted by MSCHE, complete
  • Steering Committee and Working Group volunteers participate in the Self-Study retreat, complete
  • Working groups begin to study the research questions, complete

Summer 2014

  • Working groups continue to meet, complete
  • SSLT assembles and organizes supporting documents, complete
  • Steering Committee and Working Group members attend MSCHE workshops and trainings, complete

Fall 2014

  • The Steering Committee oversees research and reporting by Working Groups, complete
  • Working Groups engage the University community, complete
  • Working Groups prepare annotated outline of reports, complete
  • Steering Committee Co-Chair, Working Group Co-Chairs and several Logistics Committee members attend MSCHE Annual Conference, complete   

Spring 2015

  • Working Groups submit draft reports to readers for review due March 1, 2015, complete
  • Working Groups submit final reports April 1, 2015, complete
  • MSCHE selects and notifies UMB of the evaluation team chair, complete
  • University approves the selection of the evaluation team chair, complete
  • University and team chair select dates for team visit and for the chair’s preliminary visit, complete
  • University sends a copy of the self-study design to the team chair, complete

Summer 2015

  • Steering Committee produces first draft of self-study report, complete
  • MSCHE selects evaluation team members, complete
  • University approves the selection of evaluation team members, complete

Fall 2015

  • Community Engagement (WG5) Town Hall, Tuesday, Sept. 1 from noon - 2 p.m. in the SMC Campus Center Elm Ballroom, complete
  • Educational Innovation and Transformation (WG1) Town Hall, Wednesday, Sept. 2 from noon - 2 p.m. in the SMC Campus Center Elm Ballroom, complete
  • Student Life, Career Development and Support Services (WG3) Town Hall, Thursday, Sept. 3 from noon - 2 p.m. in the SMC Campus Center Elm Ballroom, complete
  • Research, Scholarship and Entrepreneurship (WG2) Town Hall, Wednesday, Sept. 9 from noon - 2 p.m. in the SMC Campus Center Elm Ballroom, complete
  • Institutional Effectiveness (WG4) Town Hall, Wednesday, Sept. 16 from noon - 2 p.m. in the SMC Campus Center Room 351, complete
  • University community reviews draft self-study report, complete
  • University sends evaluation team chair draft self-study report, complete
  • Board of Regents reviews draft self-study report, complete
  • University hosts simulated self-study site visit team, complete
  • Team chair makes preliminary visit to University, complete
  • University submits final version of verification of compliance with accreditation-relevant federal regulations, complete
  • University prepares final version of the self-study report, complete

Spring 2016

  • University sends final report to evaluation team and MSCHE at least six weeks prior to team visit, complete
  • University hosts evaluation team visit
  • University receives and reviews team report
  • University writes and submits institutional response to team report

Summer and Fall 2016

  • MSCHE Committee on Evaluation meets to take action on University’s self-study report