NECHE Timeline

Timeline for NEASC Self-Study

Summer 2011 Steering Committee

  • Read WCSU Self-Study Report 2003, NEASC Fifth Year Report, Progress Report 2006, Acceptance letters of 2006 and 2008 Progress Reports and results of 2002 Faculty/Staff Survey
  • Read new Standards
  • Determine themes/guiding principles for Self-Study
  • Finalize Chairs of Standards committees
  • Preliminary Timeline and Self Study process established
  • Develop a campus-wide communications plan for Self Study process
  • Begin Data Forms, 2009-10 and 2010-11
  • Identify IT needs
  • Decide whether Faculty/Staff survey is needed
  • Update website to announce Self-Study process

Fall semester 2011

  • President’s announcement of NEASC Accreditation, Steering Committee and  Standards Committee
  • Take NEASC workshop, October 13 and 14
  • Kick-off meeting of Steering Committee, Standards Committees Chairs and key stakeholders
    • Role and Responsibilities of Steering Committee and Chairs
    • Charge to Standards Committees
    • Share strategy and guidelines for drafts– template, length etc.
    • Distribute literature from NEASC workshop
    • Committee outreach (to faculty, staff, students, alumni, Danbury community)
    • Set deadlines
  • Standard Committee Chairs
    • Determine committee members
    • Hold first meeting to discuss process for collecting data and writing deadlines
    • Submit to Steering committee process, deadlines and outreach activities

Spring semester 2012
Work on draft of Standards

  • All committees meeting at least monthly
  • Determine what data need to be collected to respond to standards
  • Outreach activities as compiling draft
  • March 16, 2012 Progress Report meeting, Steering Committee with Chairs

Summer 2012

  • Data Forms 2011-12 completed
  • June 15, 2012:  Drafts of the 11 Standards given to Steering Committee and editor for feedback
  • August 15, 2012: Steering Committee and editor complete review of drafts of the 11 Standards and data and return to Chairs for revisions

Fall semester 2012

  • Nov. 1, 2012 Chairs revise drafts of 11 Standards using feedback from Steering Committee and editor.

Spring semester 2013

  • February 15:  Drafts submitted by Chairs
  • March 22: Steering Committee and Deans retreat to critique drafts
  • April 5:  Revisions of each Standard are completed
  • April 15:  Oscar completes one-voice draft for Steering Committee, campus community and general public to review
  • April 18:  Draft Self-Study is posted on the WCSU website for review and comment
  • April 29 and 30:  Open forums on campus to receive feedback on Self-Study draft
  • May:  Steering committee reviews draft and makes recommendations to Oscar.  Oscar completes revised Self-Study

Summer 2013

  • June : Self-Study draft sent to NEASC for feedback
  • July:  Receive comments from NEASC and incorporate comments into Self-Study
  • August:  Executive Committee approves final document.  Self-Study send to Visiting Team and NEASC

September 29-October 2, 2013 NEASC Visiting Team on campus