Intended Outcomes and Approach

Intended Outcomes

The major outcomes expected from the Self-Study are as follows:

  1. To engage in an inclusive and transparent self-appraisal process that actively and deliberately seeks to involve members of the University community from every corner of the Baltimore campus as well as the Universities at Shady Grove.
  2. To produce a Self-Study report that demonstrates compliance with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education accreditation
  3. To conduct a mid-term assessment of UMB’s performance under the current Strategic Plan within the context of the recently adopted USM strategic plan and recommend improvements as necessary.
  4. To develop forward-looking recommendations to inform UMB’s next five-year Strategic Plan in order to move the institution further along its quest for excellence in graduate and professional education, research, clinical activities, and service for the public.


Self Study Approach

The Standards Based self-study design was chosen as the one in which the University could focus most intensely on its strategic priorities. UMB has a robust culture of planning and accreditation. Part of the reason for our unique culture is that each of UMB’s professional schools is accredited by their own unique accrediting organizations and as such UMB is continually examining its practices and making improvements. UMB is fortunate that the Middle States Self-Study affords the University yet another opportunity to integrate existing planning and accrediting processes.