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Middle States

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College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Road
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910


Summer 2011
• President’s Council Reviews and Appoints Steering Committee Co-Chairs

Fall 2011
• Sara Merranko and Christian Zimmermann attend Self-Study Institute
• Co-Chairs of Steering Committee selected
• Members of Steering Committee attend 2011 MSCHE Annual Conference

Spring 2012
• Steering Committee commences regular meetings
• Determine Methodology for Self-Study Report
• Determine composition and number of working groups
• Stress importance of Self-Study Design in various campus meetings (State of College, Boart of Trustees meetings and Retreat, Faculty Pre-Semester dinner & letters to working group members
• Development of Self-Study Design Proposal
• April 19, 2012 visit by Middle States Vice President to discuss Self-Study Design Proposal and meet with key individuals and groups

Fall 2012
• Submit final Self Study Design to Middle States Vice President
• Approval of Self-Study Design
• Regular updates provided by working groups to Steering Committee
• Final, approved Self Study Design presented to CSM internal community

Spring 2013
• Middle States Commission selects chair of the evaluation team
• Work groups submit 1st draft of report to Steering Committee
• Steering Committee provides feedback to work groups
• Work groups submit 2nd draft of report to Steering Committee

Summer 2013
• Review of draft document by President’s Council
• Draft document submitted to editor

Fall 2013
• Fall Convocation – Transforming Lives: Excellence in Action
• Self-Study draft presented to CSM internal community for comment
• October 9-10 2013 visit by Evaluation Team chair
• Self-Study submitted to Board of Trustees for approval

Winter 2014
• Final Self-Study document distributed to Evaluation Team and Middle States

Spring 2014
• March 9-12, 2014 Evaluation Team Visit
• Evaluation Team report
• College of Southern Maryland response

June 2014
• Middle States Commission action