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Timetable for Georgetown’s Self-Study

Date Activity
November 9, 10 and 11, 2009 Georgetown Steering Committee Co-Chairs Attend MSCHE Self-Study Institute
Fall-Winter 2009-10 Preliminary Discussions with Faculty Leaders and Senior AdministrationSelected Topics Concept Developed and RevisedPreliminary Solicitation of Documents and Mapping to MSCHE Template

Identification of Candidates for Self-Study Steering Committee

February 2010 Preliminary Selected Topics Proposal Submitted to/Approved by MSCHESteering Committee Empaneled
February-March 2010 Development of Self-Study Design and ProposalDevelopment of Working Blackboard Site
March 1, 2010 First meeting of the Steering Committee
March 15, 2010 Second meeting of the Steering Committee
March 22, 2010 Self-Study Design Proposal transmitted to MSCHE VP Debra Klinman
April 5, 2010 Third meeting of the Steering Committee
April 12, 2010 MSCHE VP Debra Klinman Visits Georgetown, Discusses Self-Study Design
April-May 2010 Empanel Working GroupsContinued Discussion of Process and Tactics
April 23, 2010 Working Group 1 Meeting
May 2010 Working Group 2 Meeting
May 19, 2010 Working Group 5 Meeting
June 7, 2010 Senior Leadership Off-site Discussion of Work to-Date
June 21, 2010 Working Group 1 Meeting
June-August 2010 Collect Information and Documents for Working Groups
July 6, 2010 Revised Proposal submitted to MSCHE
July 23, 2010 Working Group 1 Meeting
September 2010 Solicitation of Input from the Campus Community Commences
September 3, 2010 Steering Committee MeetingSteering Group Frames Fall Work Based on Summer WorkWorking Group Chairs Report to Steering Committee on Progress
September 20, 2010 Working Group 1 Meeting
September 23, 2010 Marjory Blumenthal briefs the First Year Working Group
September 29, 2010 Working Group 5 Meeting
September 30, 2010 Senior Leadership Off-site Discussion of Work to Date
October 1, 2010 Working Group 2 Meeting
October 4, 2010 Middle States Town Hall for Student Input
October 6, 2010 Marjory Blumenthal briefs the College Academic Council
October 8, 2010 Steering Committee Meeting
October 19, 2010 Marjory Blumenthal briefs School of Nursing and Health Studies Academic Council
October 20, 2010 John Seely Brown luncheon with Middle States Steering Committee
October 20, 2010 John Seely Brown speaks at Fall Faculty Convocation
October 21, 2010 Marjory Blumenthal briefs McDonough School of Business Academic Council
October 22, 2010 Working Groups to submit annotated drafts of Research Questions to Steering Committee Chairs
October 26, 2010 Working Group 1 Meeting
October 29, 2010 Meeting of the Washington Area Student Learning Assessment Network
October 29, 2010 Marjory Blumenthal briefs the Georgetown University Library Board
November 2010 General Education Survey Administered to Juniors and Seniors
November 5, 2010 Joint Meeting of Steering Committee and Working Groups
November 10, 2010 Marjory Blumenthal briefs the School of Foreign Service Academic Council
November 16, 2010 Working Group 1 Meeting
November 19, 2010 Co-chairs brief the Main Campus Executive Faculty Committee
December 2010 Co-chairs Frame Annotated Outline and Preliminary Draft
December 1, 2010 Working Group 5 Meeting
December 8-9, 2010 Marjory Blumenthal attends MSCHE Conference

  • Workshop on Writing the Self-Study and Preparing for the Team
  • Sessions on Governance and Assessment
December 10, 2010 Working Group 2 Meeting
December 16, 2010 Steering Committee MeetingWorking Group Chairs Report to Steering Committee on Progress
January 2011
  • MSCHE Nominates Evaluation Team Chair
January 13, 2011 Senior Leadership Off-site Discussion of Work to Date
February 2011 Georgetown Considers Evaluation Team Options, Negotiates with MSCHE
February 09, 2011 Co-chairs brief University Board of Directors
February 10, 2011 Steering Committee Meeting
February-May, 2011 Randy Bass and Chris Steck Continue to Lead General Education Committee Deliberations
March 3, 2011 Todd Olson and Marjory Blumenthal Brief/Confer with GUSA Leadership
March 15, 2011 Marjory Blumenthal Briefs the Main Campus Planning Committee
March 18, 2011 Steering Committee Meeting
March-April 2011 Working Groups and Other Colleagues Submit Drafts and Tex FragmentsSteering Committee-Student Lunch Discussion Series (Student Affairs, GUSA, ISAC getting students)Evaluation Team Chair Appointed

Co-chairs Send Study Design to Team Chair

April 1, 2011 Rough Draft of Standards Discussion (Part 3) Completed
April 1, 2011 Middle States Student Input Luncheon
April 6, 2011 Middle States Student Input Luncheon
April 5, 2011 Co-chairs and Provost meet with President, focus on General Education (Standard 12)
April 12, 2011 Middle States Student Input Luncheon
April 14, 2011 Middle States Student Input Luncheon
April 20, 2011 Middle States Student Input Luncheon
April 25, 2011 Steering Committee Meeting
May 2011 Co-chairs Enhance Annotated Outline and DraftMarjory Blumenthal briefs Council of Deans
May 17, 2011 Steering Committee meeting, rough draft of Standards 2 & 7 Completed
May 20, 2011 Rough Draft of Strategic Opportunities Discussion (Part 4) CompletedFuller Annotated Outline Completed
May 23, 2011 Co-chairs meet with President’s staff
Summer 2011 Steering Committee Completes Draft, Integrating Working Group and Other InputsDocumentation Set Made Final for Evaluator Review
June 23, 2011 Co-Chair discussion with President’s Office regarding Standards 2 and 7, overall Middle States process and needs
June 30, 2011 Co-chair meeting with President’s Office regarding Standard 2, process and needs
July 13, 2011 Steering Committee meeting, draft of Standards 2 & 7 and annotated outline of Strategic Opportunities Completed
September 2011 University Community Review/Discussion of Early Self-Study DraftElectronic posting and feedback
Provost’s entities:

  • Provost Council Aug 29/Sept 26
  • Council of Deans Sept 12/Oct 3
  • Main Campus Planning Committee Sept 6

Town Hall meetings:

  • Faculty Town Hall September 22

Consideration at Board of Directors meeting
Discussion at faculty and student leadership meetings:

  • Faculty Senate Sept 21
  • Main Campus Executive Faculty Sept 23
  • College Executive Council Sept 26
September 22, 2011 Steering Committee Meeting
October 6, 2011 Co-chairs meet with Board liaisons, Provost, and University Secretary
October 15-18, 2011 Online Document Roadmap made available to Generalist Reviewers
October 14, 2011 Rough draft of self-study made available to Team Chair
October 14 Steering Committee Meeting
October 15, 2011 Online Document Roadmap made available to Generalist Reviewers
October 17, 2011 Co-chairs meet with President’s leadership team on retreat, discussing status and draft recommendations
October 19, 2011 Conference call among generalists, Team Chair, President, Provost, steering committee co-chairs, Walter Rankin, and 2 Middle States VPs to discuss the Document Roadmap and plans for the document review
October 2011 – Early January 2012 Stakeholder review of Draft Self-Study Report and Steering Committee revisions
November 9 Marjory Blumenthal and Todd Olson meet with student leaders to discuss Middle States
November 15-16, 2011 MSCHE Documentation ReviewPreliminary Visit of Evaluation Team Chair and generalists
December 14, 2011 Town Hall held for Faculty and Staff Input on Middle States draft self-study
January 11, 2011 Town Hall held for Student input on Middle States draft self-study
February 3, 2012 Final Self-Study Report Transmitted to Evaluation Team and Middle States Commission on Higher Education
April 1-4, 2012 Evaluation Team Visit
May 2012 Evaluation Team Report
May-June 2012 Institutional Response to Evaluation Team Report
June 2012 MSCHE Consideration of the Evaluation Package
June 29, 2012 Georgetown receives official letter of reaccreditation from MSCHE