Carnegie Mellon University

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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. This two-year review concluded with the development of our own recommendations for future improvement. 

The Self-Study process culminated with an on-campus review by an evaluation team composed of external peer evaluators. The Peer Evaluation Team visited Carnegie Mellon's campuses and locations during March 2018  and evaluated 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 for CMU's accreditation to be reaffirmed.

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 and Self-Study Design pages.