A key goal of self-study is for an institution to examine the extent to which it is successfully achieving its mission.
The self-study process should be valuable to an institution, enabling it to demonstrate that it meets the Commission’s expectations and to gain insights that will serve the institution well for several years after the Self-Study Report and On-Site Evaluation Visits are completed.
Self-study demonstrates an institution’s commitment to continuous improvement and is used to strengthen and sustain the institution. In addition, institutions should be prepared to:
engage in a careful analysis of institutional priorities selected in the interest of identifying mission-related areas of improvement,
respond actively to challenges,
identify and adopt innovative practices to achieve institutional mission,
adapt to changes in the higher education sector, and
best serve students and society more readily.
An effective self-study process requires careful preparation.