NAU First Year Experience

Three-Tiered Organizational Strategy

Self-study Process
Roles of Self-study Team, Steering Committee, and Task Forces

  1. Self-study Team
    • Leadership and Direction for Self-study Process and Site Visit Planning
    • Oversight, Collaboration and Coordination with Steering Committee
    • Preparation of Self-study Report and Executive Summary (writing & layout design)
    • Architecture of Self-study Report
    • Direct Data/Evidence Compilation and Collection
    • Communication with President and Provost, Cabinet, ABOR, Higher Learning Commission
    • Internal and External Communication about Self-study
    • Final Review and Determination of Design of Self-study Report
    • Development of Resource Room
    • Lead Preparation of Institutional Response to Review Report
  2. Steering Committee
    • Collaborate with Self-study Team in Preparation of Self-study Report and Planning for Site Visit
    • Collaborate with Self-study Team in Providing Leadership for Campus Engagement with Self-study Process
    • Recommendations for membership of Task Forces
    • Direction and Oversight for Effort of Task Forces
    • Assessment of Data/Evidence Needed for Self-study
    • Synthesize Input From Task Forces
    • Develop Elaboration of Outline for Self-study Report
    • Review Drafts of Self-study Report
    • Collaborate with Self-study Team in Communication about Self-study with Campus
  3. Criterion-Focused Task Forces
    • Study of Criterion and Sub-components
    • Review of Relevant Evidence
    • Evaluation of Institution for Sub-component Assessment of Strengths and Weaknesses Document
    • Formulation of Outline of Themes, Specific Points, and Supporting Evidence for Criterion-focused Section of Self-study Report
    • Review Drafts of Self-study Report