Team Visit

September 18 through 21, 2022

Overarching Principles

  • Create the self-study within a shared governance framework
  • Use existing faculty and administrative committees where possible
  • Engage the entire campus and give frequent updates: refer to the website

Process Overview

  • Assignment of Co-Chairs (faculty and VPs)
  • Formation of Standards Committees 
  • Preparation of Description-Appraisal-Projection (DAP) forms
  • Individual Standards’ DAP reviewed for feedback by President’s and Provost’s Advisory Committee and Deans’ Council
  • Revision of standards based on feedback (Special Advisor and Assistant Provost working with appropriate committee)
  • Review of collated draft standards by Academic Cabinet, Faculty Council, President’s Council
  • Preparation of full narrative draft (Special Advisor and Assistant Provost)
  • Compilation of statistical data (Institutional Research and Enrollment)
  • Updates to Board of Trustees Academic Affairs Committee (Provost and deans)
  • Editor reviews and standardizes draft narrative
  • Review by Academic Cabinet and President's Council 
  • Review by Board of Trustees
  • Post full draft on password-protected website for community review
  • Submission of draft to NECHE for feedback
  • Revisions made and final submission to the Commission

DRAFT Timeline: Spring 2021–Spring 2022

Fall 2020

  • Prepare packets of materials by standard (2018, 2013 self-studies) — Accomplished
  • Review NECHE letters and identify issues; focus on assessment efforts — Accomplished
  • Discuss with Faculty Council and President’s Council — Accomplished
  • Appoint Special Advisor to the Provost — Accomplished

Spring 2021

  • Brief President’s Council, Identify Committees and Chairs, Create Website
  • Work out timeline with DAPs, draft reviews, collation, narrative, identify writer/editor