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Self-Study Timeline

Timetable of the Middle States Accreditation Review:

Academic Year 1: Fall 2009 - Spring 2010

December 15, 2009 
First meeting of the Steering Committee

February - March 2010 

  • Steering Committee meets 8 times to prepare Self-Study Design (SSD) and Working Group research questions
  • Steering Committee reviews final Self-Study Design
  • FIT submits Self-Study Design to Middle States

April - May 2010  

  • Middle States approves FIT Self-Study Design
  • Middle States liaison, Dr. Mary Ellen Petrisko, visits FIT to meet with the Steering Committee and members of the FIT community

Academic Year 2:  Fall 2010 - Spring 2011

August 2010  

  • Meeting of Steering Committee and 8 Working Groups
  • Letter to FIT Community about Middle States Accreditation and Self-Study process

September - December 2010  

  • Joint Steering Committee and Working Group meetings
  • Working Group reports submitted

February - March 2011  

  • Draft Self-Study report is prepared from the 8 Working Group reports
  • Steering Committee meetings for 2011 begin
  • Middle States selects Chair of Evaluation Team and FIT approves selection
  • Chair and FIT select dates for Team Visit (Spring 2012) and for Chair’s preliminary visit

Academic Year 3:  Fall 2011- Spring 2012

September 2011
Steering Committee meets to review Draft of the FIT Self-Study Report

October 2011 - December 2011 

  • FIT community reviews Draft Self-Study Report in College-wide Hearing
  • FIT Trustees review Draft Self-Study Report
  • Middle States selects Evaluation Team members and FIT approves the selection
  • FIT sends Draft Self-Study Report to the evaluation team Chair, prior to campus visit
  • Team Chair, Dr. Robert Pangborn, makes preliminary visit to FIT December 5th 

January 2012  
FIT prepares final version of the Self-Study Report

February 2012  
FIT submits final Self-Study report to the Evaluation Team and to Middle States at least 6 weeks prior to Team Visit.  

April 2012  
The Middle States Evaluation Team visits FIT Campus from April 15 - 18th.

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