North Central College - Naperville, IL


Fall 2007
President launches the Self-Study process.
Nominations solicited for working groups.

Winter 2008
Steering Committee and Criteria Working Group members appointed by President announced to community.
“Institutional Self-Study” web page developed and posted on the Internet.
HLC staff liaison invited to meet with Steering Committee and Criteria Working Groups.
Steering Committee reviews concerns of previous visitation team; identifies preliminary key issues for the Self-Study to address; plans initial data to be collected; and develops guidelines and timetables for Criteria Working Groups.

Spring 2008
Data collection begins.

Summer 2008
Data collection continues.

Fall 2008
Criteria Working Group members review criteria and core components and determine, after analysis of data collected, if any additional data needed.

Winter 2009
Steering Committee reviews data from Criteria Working Groups and begins to refine detailed content lists for the Self-Study chapters.

Spring 2009
Self-Study Coordinator compiles first draft of Self-Study.
Initial feed-back on draft solicited from all segments of the College community.

Summer 2009
Self-Study Coordinator refines draft of Self-Study.

Fall 2009
Feedback on draft from all constituencies.
Final editing and production.
Self-study and other required documents mailed to visitation team.

D-Term 2009
Resource room documents (online or in print) assembled.

Winter 2010
January 25, 26, 27, 2010, dates for HLC consultant-evaluator team visit.