Timelines

Missouri University of Science and Technologyis scheduled for the decennial re-accreditation review by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association in 2008-2009.   Since the last review in 1998, the Higher Learning Commission has both revised the criteria for re-accreditation and provided several addition options for the review process.

Re-accreditation will turn on the compliance section of the report, with the specialized internationalization self-study proving a basis for institutional decisions and potentially new directions. Building on our leadership in the international sphere it is expected that the internationalization self-study will provide an agenda that will serve us well in the next ten to twenty years.

 

Spring 2006Initiation of self study process & self study steering committee appointed
Spring 2006HLC annual meeting (participation in workshop on self study and other programs)
Summer 2006UMR Accreditation Website online
Fall 2006Communication with campus begins (ongoing)
August 09, 2006UMR Accreditation Website goes LIVE!
August 10, 2006UMR Accreditation Self-Study Steering Committee Retreat
Ocotber 16, 2006Higher Learning Commission Call for Proposals for 112th Annual meeting
December 2006Self study plan to HLC
December 2006Pilot evidence collection completed
December 2006Evidence examples online/website updated
January 2007Campus open forum to officially launch self study
January 10,2007UMR Accreditation Self-Study Open Forum Presentation to the campus
January 11,2007UMR Accreditation Criterion 3 Evidence Collection Workshop A
January 17,2007UMR Accreditation Criterion 3 Evidence Collection Workshop B
January-August 2007Campus wide evidence collection  (electronic conversion processing ongoing)
January 8, 2007-February 9, 2007Criterion 3 evidence collection
February 7-9, 2007UMR Accreditation Assessment Sub-committee to HLC Making a Difference in Student Learning: Assessment as a core Strategy Workshop
February 12, 2007-March 25, 2007Criterion 4 evidence collection
February 15, 2007UMR Accreditation Criterion 4 Evidence Collection Workshop
April 2, 2007-April 23, 2007Criterion 2 & 5 evidence collection
April 10, 2007UMR Accreditation Criterion 2 & 5 Evidence Collection Workshop
April 23, 2007-May 7, 2007Criterion 1 evidence collection
April 20-24, 2007HLC annual meeting (participation in workshop on self study and other programs)
May 1, 2007UMR Accreditation Criterion 1 Evidence Collection Workshop
May, 2007Data collection closed
June 13- 14, 2007HLC Revision Mary Breslin visit
Summer 2007Analyze data & report compilation begins
September 2007Draft self study report
Spring 2008

Draft Document and Summary posted on website (Goal January 31, 2008)

Chancellor issues statement via press release and email asking for comments

Campus-wide open forum to review draft/ask for comments

Meetings with stakeholder groups to review draft/request comments

Articles in student newspaper and alumni magazine reviewing draft /request comments

Integrate federally required third party comment process

April 2008April 11-15, 2008 HLC Annual Meeting
Fall 2008

Campus-wide open forum to review final document & summary/increase awareness (September 2008)

Meetings with stakeholder groups to review document & summary

Articles in student newspaper and alumni magazine reviewing summary

December 31, 2008Self Study Report, the last two annual financial audits, and the most current organizational catalogs, faculty and student handbooks sent to HLC staff liaison and to all visiting team members.
January 2009

Meetings with stakeholder groups to review document & summary

Articles in student newspaper and alumni magazine about visit

Posters and bookmarks out about visit

Comprehensive Review Team office space prepared

February 2009

Comprehensive Review Team office space prepared

Rally held week prior to prepare/review summary (February 16-20, 2009)

NCA HLC Comprehensive Review Team Visit Dates: February 23-25, 2009

March 2009

March 27-31, 2009 HLC Annual Meeting

Summer 2009Accreditation decision by the HLC Board of Trustees
Ongoing

website updated

 

Timetable is subject to change. Current as of December 03, 2007.