Self Study Design
The Steering Committee has had several meetings since Fall term that have yielded an organizational structure for the process as well as a document that will guide our campus's work. The Self Study Design Document outlines the theme for the College's 2010-11 Reaccreditation Self Study, summarizes the College's mission, planning process and opportunities and challenges to which Lycoming must attend in the next decade, defines the research questions and scope for each of the 11 Working Groups, and provides logistical information such as a timeline and parameters for the Working Group reports.The primary purpose of this document is to help Lycoming maintain focus throughout the Self Study on both our overarching theme and the Middle States Standards for Re-accreditation.
The Steering Committee welcomes your questions or comments on the document; you may contact us at email@example.com. Note that each of the 11 Working Groups, which will begin to meet this week, have the opportunity to add a research question to their respective sections. A final document will be shared in late March for faculty endorsement at the April 13th Faculty Meeting and for Board approval at their April 25th meeting.
The Self Study Design Document is an internal document for our planning purposes but was also reviewed by the College's Middle States liaison, Dr. Debra Klinman. Dr. Klinman is one of the vice presidents at Middle States and her role is to provide Lycoming and the Visiting Team selected to conduct our peer review with support throughout the process. Dr. Klinman visited campus on Tuesday, March 24th. During her visit she met with the Steering Committee, Working Group Co-chairs and held an open meeting for campus constituents. The Working Groups discussed her suggestions during early April and a revised Self Study Document was submitted in May. During summer 2009, President Douthat received notice from Dr. Douthat that the Self Study Design Document was approved by Middle States. Click the link to review the revised and final Self Study Design Document.