Middle-States Commission on Higher Education provides a vast amount of information and resources to assist your institution in seeking a new accreditation or getting a re-accreditation.
As with any other accreditation, there are guidelines and suggestions for preparation. But you will need to define or figure out "how to" in getting everything together for the self-study report. Accreditation such as ABET is tedious and time-consuming. An institution-wide accreditation such as the Middle States is even more of an issue. Without a toolset, the process and time spent in preparing and tracking material needed for accreditation are often challenging and difficult. In addition, the frustration of managing a large staff, faculty, students, and board members involved in the process of self-study preparation is significant.
EvalTools® Survey includes pre-defined templates for both categories of surveys. Regardless of how you intend to deploy your surveys for a specific study or a campus-wide survey to replace the traditional paper survey, EvalTools® is the solution for you.
Better yet, EvalTools® Self-Study provides a framework to control the information flow from working groups to steering committee and eventually to the final report. The following figure depicts how EvalTools® deals with the self-study process.
Regardless of how your institution assigns the standards for each working group, EvalTools® organizes the research questions as Level 1 components and their associated sub-questions or characteristics elements to be studied as Level 2 components.