2008 Self-Study Design
Selected Topics Approach
After much consideration, examination and discussions with university senior management and with the Middle States Commission (MSCHE), the Steering Committee recommended a "Selected Topics" approach for Carnegie Mellon's 2008 Self-Study. Under such an approach, institutions are permitted by Middle States to focus on a subset of the accreditation standards in the Self-Study Report, provided that the institution can demonstrate that it satisfies the remaining accreditation standards through existing documentation available to the Committee. The existing documentation is compiled and presented in the form of "Document Roadmaps," which are tentatively reviewed by the Middle States Commission prior to approval of a Selected Topics Approach.
Carnegie Mellon's 2008 Self-Study Report focused on five selected standards:
- Standard 2: Planning, Resource Allocation, and Institutional Renewal
- Standard 3: Institutional Resources
- Standard 7: Institutional Assessment
- Standard 12: General Education
- Standard 14: Assessment of Student Learning
2008 Self-Study Design Document
Carnegie Mellon's Self-Study Design Proposal was formally approved by MSCHE in October 2006. The Self-Study Design served as a useful guide for launching the Self-Study process.