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Self-Study Timeline

Academic Year 1: Fall 2009 - Spring 2010

December 15, 2009 

  • First meeting of the steering committee takes place.

February - March 2010 

  • Steering committee meets eight times to prepare self-study design 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 eight working groups take place.
  • Letter to FIT community about Middle States accreditation and self-study process distributed.

September - December 2010  

  • Joint steering committee and working group meetings take place.
  • Working group reports submitted.

February - March 2011  

  • Draft self-study report is prepared from the eight 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 chairs 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 5. 

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 - 18.