Reaccreditation Timeline

February 2016
Steering Committee Forms

Week of February 15
Full steering committee Meets (co-chairs and coordinators)

Week of February 29
Initial criteria subcommittees meet

March 2016
Initial criteria subcommittees meet

March 2016
Professional development for steering committee and subcommittees (i.e., Open pathway, Criterion and Core Components, Elements of an Assurance Argument, Oakton’s Quality Initiative Update)

March 2016
Steering Committee works with college advancement to develop a communications plan

March 2016
Identify and structure data sets and documents for the Evidence File for each of the five Criteria

March 2016
Steering Committee reviews online self-study management tools

April 16, 2016
Pathways Workshop
Self Study Committee attends HLC Annual Conference (Chicago)

April 17, 2016
Accreditation Share Fair
Self Study Committee attends HLC Annual Conference (Chicago)

April 2016
Subcommittees evaluate the data sets and documents for the Evidence File using the rubric

April 2016
Steering Committee recommends online self-study management tool

April – July 2016
Working with the subcommittees, the Steering Committee helps manage any necessary updates to the documents for the Evidence File

August 2016
Populate data sets

Fall 2016
Subcommittees analyze data sets and begin writing assurance argument

November 2016
Criteria Chairs submit first drafts of text for each of the five criteria

December 2016
Steering Committee reviews and provides feedback to the criteria chairs

February 2017
Criteria Chairs submit second drafts of text for each of the five criteria

March 2017
Steering Committee reviews and provides feedback to the criteria chairs

February - March, 2017
Obtain feedback from the college (Steering committee attends meetings of our current structure, i.e., President’s Council, COCAC, Academic Council, Student Affairs administrators etc.; other methods to obtain feedback include town hall meetings, internal website posting)

April 2017
Criteria chairs submit third and final drafts of text for each of the five criteria

May 2017
Leadership Team submits draft of entire Self Study to President’s Council

June 2017
President’s Council submits draft of entire Self Study to Board

August 2017
Assurance Argument uploaded to HLC server

September 25, 2017
HLC visit