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Planning for a Self-Study

Georgetown University began its self-study in fall 2009.  Georgetown has chosen to do a “selected topics” self-study.  The theme for Georgetown’s self-study will be, “Strengthening and Integrating Scholarly and Educational Excellence.”  No question is more important to Georgetown right now than the relationship (synergies and tradeoffs) between our twin ambitions:  to increase our research profile and to make even stronger our longstanding institutional commitment to teaching and learning.

Our “selected topics” self-study will focus on a set of research questions calibrated to four of the fourteen standards:

  • Institutional Planning and Resource Allocation (Standard 2)
  • Institutional Assessment (Standard 7)
  • General Education (Standard 12)
  • Assessment of Student Learning (Standard 14)

Download the ProposalWe anticipate that we will be in compliance with the remaining ten standards and will demonstrate this through the compilation of a vast array of documents relating to the fundamental elements of the remaining ten standards.  These documents will be collected and organized according to the document roadmap distributed by Middle States.

To learn more about the focus and content of Georgetown’s self-study, please download a copy of our proposal to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Research Questions

Our “selected topics” self-study will focus on a set of research questions calibrated to standards 2, 7, 12 and 14.  Georgetown’s Middle States Steering Committee has convened 5 working groups, which are tasked with connecting the cross-cutting issues of planning and institutional assessment to the twin ambitions of scholarly and educational excellence.

To learn more about the research questions that each working group is responsible for, please download the excerpted research questions from our self-study proposal.

→Read more about the Research Questions

 

Self-Study Submission to MSCHE

On February 3, 2012, Georgetown formally submitted its complete Self-Study, Strengthening and Integrating Scholarly and Educational Excellence (Selected Topics Self-Study Report) to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

→Download a copy of the Self-Study text here.