Timeline of Activities

May 2005
Key members of the university Accreditation Steering Committee attend the NCA annual conference

Jun 2005
Meeting with senior administrators to begin NCA planning process

Jun 2005
Notification by NCA regarding upcoming review and selection of site visit dates

Jun 2005
Steering Committee and sub-committee members selected and charged to begin self-study plan

Jul 2005
Virtual and physical Resource rooms established

Aug 2005
Sub-committees formed and begin gathering data

Aug 2005
Self-Study plan submitted to NCA

Sep 2005
Sub-committees write draft report

Sep 2005
Steering Committee reviews sub-committee reports

Sep 2005
Sub-committees rewrite drafts based on Steering Committee review

Oct 2005
First draft of Self-Study report produced; NCA visit publicized to the university community

Oct 2005
Draft Self-Study distributed for comments to selected administrators and faculty

Oct 2005
NCA sends list of proposed team members for review and comment

Oct 2005 
Self-Study report edited based on previous review

Nov 2005
Self-Study report available for community and Steering Committee review

Nov 2005
Focus groups held for comments from faculty, staff, and constituents; report revised

Nov 2005
NCA notification of team members

Jan 2006
Invitation to public to send comments to NCA concerning the institution’s qualifications for accreditation

Jan 2006
Site visit arrangements made

Feb 2006
Self-Study report finalized

Feb 2006 
Self-Study report is submitted to the NCA and Site Visit Team

Mar 6-8, 2006
Site visit occurs

Apr-May, 2006
Draft Site Visit Team Report received and corrections submitted to errors of fact

Jun-Jul 2006
Institutional response to final Team Report

Aug 2006 
Commission action; notification of action one week after meeting