Carnegie Mellon University

2018 Self-Study Overview

The Self-Study is really the heart of the accreditation process: It allows the Carnegie Mellon community to carry out its own in-depth review of current practices, to assess ourselves against the standards of peer institutions, and to measure progress against Carnegie Mellon's own aspirations. Through reflection and discussion about current achievements and challenges, we can develop our own recommendations for future growth and improvement. 

The Self-Study process culminates with an on-campus review by an Evaluation Team composed of external peer evaluators. The Peer Evaluation Team will visit Carnegie Mellon's campuses and locations during the 2017-2018 academic year and will assess Carnegie Mellon with respect to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education's Standards and Requirements of Affiliation [pdf], each of which has criteria or benchmarks that must be satisfied in order to qualify for reaccreditation.

To learn more about the Self-Study process and the faculty and staff leading and serving on Self-Study Groups, please visit the Self-Study Working Groups, Self-Study Design, and Self-Study Timeline pages.