Self Study feedback pours in
According to HLC self-study co-chairs Dr. Kim Kelley and Dr. Rob Barber, response to the call for self-study feedback exceeded expectations.
"The HLC review team looks carefully at the amount of campus interaction in the creation of the self-study," Kelley said. "That's why it is so important for faculty, staff and students to be involved. The amount of feedback we received from all areas of campus shows us, and will show the HLC review team, that this campus cares about the reaffirmation of reaccreditation process."
The good news: The campus responded. The result of that good news: It may take a little longer than originally anticipated to review and incorporate the feedback.
"We were planning to have the revised self-study available for final review by the first week in November," Barber said. "Given the volume of constructive and positive feedback, the criterion chairs may need a little extra time."
To keep the process on schedule, the deadline for feedback on the revised edition will remain as the first week in December.
During the second round of feedback, the university will also seek comments from key stakeholders. "Between now and the release of the revised edition," Kelley said, "we'll get the word out to members of various boards, and elected officials including those on local school boards. It is equally important for us to hear from these individuals."