Self-Study Timeline

SCCC Decennial Self-Study Timetable
Approximate and Flexible Dates for a Spring 2018 Visit (Total: 2½ years)

Summer 2015

  • MSCHE reminds SCCC of the pending evaluation and invites it to The Self-Study Institute.

Fall, 2015

  • Self-Study Institute held to orient SCCC representatives to begin self-study
  • Steering Committee Chair(s) and members chosen
  • MSCHE staff liaison schedules self-study preparation visit to SCCC

Spring, 2016

  • SCCC chooses its self-study model
  • SCCC determines types of working groups that will be needed
  • Draft self-study design finalized, including charge questions for working groups

Spring, 2016

  • MSCHE staff liaison conducts self-study preparation visit
  • Staff liaison approves SCCC’s self-study design

Fall, 2016 –Spring, 2017

  • Steering Committee oversees research and reporting by working groups
  • Working groups involve the community
  • Working groups submit reports

Winter, 2017

  • MSCHE selects the evaluation team Chair, and SCCC approves the selection
  • Chair and SCCC select dates for team visit and for the Chair’s preliminary visit
  • SCCC sends a copy of the self-study design to the team Chair

Spring-Summer 2017

  • MSCHE selects evaluation team members, and SCCC approves the selection
  • Steering Committee receives drafts text from working groups and develops a draft self-study report

Fall, 2017

  • College community reviews draft self-study report
  • Evaluation team Chair reviews draft self-study report
  • SCCC’s governing board reviews draft self-study report
  • SCCC sends draft self-study report to evaluation team Chair, prior to Chair’s preliminary visit
  • Team Chair makes preliminary visit at least four months prior to team visit
  • SCCC prepares final version of the self-study report

Winter or Spring, 2018

  • SCCC sends final report to evaluation team and to MSCHE at least six weeks prior to team visit
  • Spring, 2018
  • Team visit
  • Team report
  • SCCC provides institutional response

Summer or Fall 2018

  • MSCHE Committee on Evaluation Reports meets
  • Commission action