University Analysis, Reporting, & Assessment
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Salisbury University 2016 Self-Study

Self-Study Objectives:

The Middle States Self-Study provides an opportunity for the University community to conduct a comprehensive review of the last ten years of institutional history, but also to look ahead to the next decade.  Through a multiyear, data-driven and consensus-based study, Salisbury University will:

  • Involve the University community in a transparent assessment of Salisbury’s mission, educational programs, resource allocation, and strategic planning;

  • Examine how the increase in alternative course delivery (online, hybrid, satellite sites) since the last self-study has affected the University’s educational mission and resource allocation;

  • Determine whether the strategies to improve academic engagement and retention at the University have been successful;

  • Explore the impact of new facilities and building renovations since the previous self-study and develop a plan to utilize the new Academic Commons to further improve student learning and engagement;

  • Examine the effectiveness of and impact of the increase in the number and type of graduate programs that university offers;

  • Compose a comprehensive document with a common vision that can be used for future planning.

Self-Study Timetable & Working Groups (docx)
Self-Study Design (doc)
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Steering Committee
Melanie Perreault

Associate Provost

Self-Study Co-Chair

Kara Siegert

Special Assistant to the President,

Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment

Self-Study Co-Chair

Simeon Ananou

Chief Information Officer

The Honorable C. Thomas McMillen

Secretary, USM Board of Regents

Aaron Basko

Assistant Vice President

Enrollment Management

Darrell Newton

Associate Dean

Fulton School of Liberal Arts

Betty Crockett

Vice President

Administration and Finance

Karen Olmstead


Henson School of Science and Technology

Dane Foust

Vice President

Student Affairs

Kathleen Shannon


Math and Computer Science

Sarah McCullough

Student Member

Christy Weer

Interim Dean

Perdue School of Business

Self Study Steering Committee Meetings & Minutes:

Thursday, January 16, 2014, 11:30 – 1:00

Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 1:00 – 2:30

Friday, February 21, 2014, 10:00 – 11:30

Friday, March 7, 2014, 10:00 – 11:30

Friday, April 11, 2014, 10:00 – 11:30

Friday, April 18, 2014, 10:00 – 11:30

Friday, May 2, 2014, 10:00 – 11:30

Friday, May 16, 2014, 12:00 – 1:30

Friday, July 2, 2014, 9:00-10:30

Friday, August 6, 2014, 9:00-10:00