Georgetown has begun its self-study in preparation for its review in the spring of 2012 for reaccreditation through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.  This process takes place every 10 years, and applies to the entire University.  The whole University community is encouraged to participate.  On this website you will find key documents and links pertinent to the review process.

Our self-study is led by a Steering Committee that is co-chaired by Professor of English and Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning Randy Bass and Associate Provost, Academic Marjory Blumenthal.  I am grateful to them and to the many other faculty members and administrators who are serving in this important process, including members of working groups and participants in ad hoc activities that will provide specific inputs.

This is an important opportunity to assess the life and culture of our University and consider how we can become even stronger as an academic institution.  In the latter stages of the process, we will seek feedback from senior administrators and faculty members from peer institutions who will serve on a visiting evaluation team.  Throughout the coming months, we will use this process to explore opportunities for using our resources more effectively to renew Georgetown as a prominent research university.

On this website you will learn more about our 2010-2012 self-study and review.  I hope you find our approach interesting and productive.  You will also find places to contribute your own ideas – and as I said above, I hope you do.

John J. DeGioia
President, Georgetown University